Known since the 18th century as the 1/2 Elixir of Life, » black currant liqueur is made in several regions of France, though some of the best black currants are to be found in Burgundy. The two varieties used to make Mathilde Cassis are the Noir de Bourgogne and the Blackdown. Noir de Bourgogne has excellent taste qualities and the reputation of being the best black currant to eat. Blackdown is a soft, sweet variety. A long steeping period ensures a perfect balance between alcohol and fruit.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points (Mar 2012)
Rich and silky with a sweet pear juice entry with supporting notes of under ripe pear, pear skins, and soft citrus notes. Serve chilled.