Yellow VEP

Chartreuse

Aged for an extended period in oak casks, this is the mellowest of the Chartreuse liqueurs. On the nose, this shows mild herbal and floral aromatics, before flavors of honey, saffron, sage, licorice, vanilla, citrus rind, anise, cardamom, white pepper, and many more linger on the palate in a smooth finish.

Additional Information

The most mellow of the Chartreuse liqueurs. Mild herbal and floral aromatics. Flavors of honey, saffron, sage, licorice, vanilla, citrus rind, anise, cardamon, white pepper, and many more linger on the palate in a smooth finish.

Technical Details

  • Origin: France
  • Category: Liqueur
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices
  • ABV: 54%
  • Age: textinput
  • Sizes Available: 1l
  • Pack Size: 6/1l
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-32955 4

Recent Press

  • Score: 96 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: F. Paul Pacult
    Date: Thursday, March 1, 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
  • Wine Image Spirit Journal Author: F. Paul Pacult
    Date: Friday, September 1, 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 its 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 Image Wine Enthusiast Author: F. Paul Pacult
    Date: Monday, December 15, 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'
  • Wine Image Santé Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, November 30, -0001

    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
  • Wine Image San Francisco World Spirits Competition Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, November 30, -0001

    Grade: 'Double Gold Medal - Liqueur'

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