Marie Brizard Anisette Liqueur
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
96–100 pts.Wine Enthusiast: November 1, 2002
Clear as rainwater. Initial sniffings reveal a heightened licorice fragrance that’s more herbal than sweet or candied; time in the glass allows the earthy scent of anise to permeate. Palate entry is intensely herbal and only moderately sweet; at midpalate, the flavor presence is defined, poised, mildly herbal and succulently sweet while the texture is medium-bodied and neither cloying nor syrupy. Aftertaste is long, gentle, softly sweet and licorice-like. The anisette gold standard.
90 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: ,
Clear. Rather unusual aromas of herbs and anise. Thick, very sweet and syrupy with an herbal, oily quality, as well as anise flavors that linger through the finish.
Santé: October, 2000
Pronounced licorice aromas, with a note of black peppercorn. Rich and creamy, with sweet, pure anise flavors throughout; nice, palate-cleansing finish.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: September 1, 2002
Clear as rain water; the initial two sniffings after the pour reveal a heightened licorice fragrance that’s more herbal than sweet or candied — further time in the glass allows the earthy scent of anise to rise to the top of the aromatic chain — the textbook anisette bouquet; the palate entry is intensely herbal and only moderately sweet — it’s at the midpalate that the flavor takes off and defines what anisette should taste like — the flavor presence is defined, poised, mildly herbal, and succulently sweet at the midpalate — the texture is medium-bodied and not in the least cloying or syrupy; the aftertaste is long, gentle, softly sweet, and licorice-like; from now on, this is my anisette/anise gold standard; an authentically great liqueur that defines its subcategory.