Full Review

Merlet

Merlet
Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$35

Merlet
Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
Clear color. Aromas of ripe pear, crisp heirloom apple, and jasmine with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long toasted apple cake, ripe melon, honeycrisp apples, and hints of mint finish. A vivid and pure pear Liqueur with delicious length and balance.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Complex & Rich
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear, crisp heirloom apple, and jasmine
Taste Flavor: toasted apple cake, ripe melon, honeycrisp apples, and hints of mint
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivid and pure orchard fruit liqueur with delicious length and balance.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

The Producer
40, Rue de Chevessac
St. Sauvant, 17610
France
33 -546 91 50 36

Their Portfolio

93 Amérisse Liqueur Amére au Cassis 22% (France) $30.00.
92 Coperies French Single Malt Whisky 40% (France) $70.00.
94 Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Framboise Liqueur 18% (France) $23.95.
90 Merlet C2 Café Liqueur 33% (France) $31.95.
88 Merlet VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.95.
98 Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur 20% (France) $23.00.
93 Merlet Creme De Peche de Vigne Fruit Liqueur 18% (France) $23.00.
BR Merlet Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur 40% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Merlet Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur 25% (France) $29.00.
94 Merlet Crème De Fraise Strawberry Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
96 Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur 18% (France) $35.00.
95 Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur 24% (France) $38.00.
85 Merlet Brothers Blend VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $60.00.
89 Merlet VS Cognac 40% (France) $50.00.
89 Merlet XO Cognac 40% (France) $100.00.

Fruit Liqueur

Spirits Glass Copita Ruby.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Fruit liqueurs are produced by two main methods, either purely with fruit juices or sometimes with fruit that has been steeped in alcohol. Numerous fruits are used in the production of fruit liqueurs, such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cassis and blackberry. Alcoholic content ranges from 15% to 30%.

These types of fruit liqueurs are produced throughout Europe, from France and Italy to Germany and Denmark. There are also some produced from the Caribbean, namely coconut liqueur.

While many of these fruit liqueurs are medium-sweet or even sweeter, there are some that are quite dry with a light bitterness. Most are meant for consumption on their own, sometimes before a meal, sometimes after.

This is an extremely popular category the world round, as many fruit liqueurs serve as the base of numerous cocktails.