Eau-de-vie - Fruit

GE Massenez Poire-Williams Prisonnière Williams Pear Brandy

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Massenez Poire-Williams Prisonniere is a spirit distilled from Williams Pears. This is widely regarded as an eau-de-vie since it's clear and un-aged (though technically all brandy is eau-de-vie) and famous for intense aromas and a dry taste. The prisonniere is a reference to the fully ripened pear inside of the bottle (achieved in a neat trick of attaching the bottle to the treat while the fruit is in flower and allowed to grow inside the bottle).

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
cgtboy1988 cgtboy1988 (153)
Rating: 5.0 (2016-04-29)
Love this stuff! Was given a bottle of it. Tastes, obviously, of pear. Not terribly sweet, which is good for this drink. Clean and crisp on the pallet with decently potent spice on the nose. Both the dry crispness and spice linger quite a long time. Pear in the bottle is a nice trick and seems to have added to the flavor compared to other pear brandies. The only flaw is the price. $70/bottle is high, even for this. But, for those who want the best, $70 is about $30 more than the runner(s) up. Not quite in fine scotch/bourbon/cognac/etc price ranges there.
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