- San Francisco World Spirits Competition Author: Other
Date: Friday, April 20, 2007
Grade: 'Double Gold Medal - Liqueur'
Score: 96 Points Wine Enthusiast Author: F. Paul Pacult
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007
“Extra-aged Yellow Chartreuse. Prickly scents of bramble, fennel, and licorice are followed by a supple sweetness. Palate is floral, with sage, saffron, elderberry, anise, licorice, flowers, and thyme. Finishes elegantly, softer and divinely satisfying.”
Grade: Buying Guide
- Spirit Journal Author: F. Paul Pacult
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2006
"Extra-aged Yellow Chartreuse. The color is sunshine gold; impeccable purity. The first inhalations encounter prickly scents of bramble/vines, fennel, and licorice; extra time in the glass brings out a supple sweetness that perfectly assimilates the herbal/ brambly, saffron-like thrusts of the early-on aroma. The palate entry is sharply focused on a floral sweetness; the mid-palate profile has so many layers of botanicals that it’s hard to list them all, but they include sage, saffron, elderberry, anise, licorice, flowers, and thyme. Finishes elegantly, even stately as the sweetness of the entry becomes softer, more bittersweet, herbal, and divinely satisfying. A step-up from the standard Yellow, which is re-evaluated in the SJ Retaste Section."
Grade: Highest Recommendation-Five Stars
- Wine Enthusiast Author: F. Paul Pacult
Date: Monday, November 24, 2003
"Chartreuse VEP Green and Chartreuse Yellow: Perhaps the greatest digestifs ever conceived. The Green version, at 110 proof, is extra potent. The Yellow version, at 80 proof, is less demanding, but equally effective." -- F. Paul Pacult
Grade: 'Proof Positive: Soothe Operators'
- Santé Author: Other
Date: Friday, October 20, 2000
Intense herbal aromas, with vanilla, citrus rind and a beautiful floral note. Hot and spicy on the palate, with a multitude of flavors, including vanilla, anise, cardamom, white pepper and herbs; incredibly complex, persistent finish.
Grade: Annual Buying Guide 2001