By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/31/2012 | Send Email
Pacifique has a moderately strong louche, turning quite milky. The flavors lead with licorice, in a sort of “Good ‘n’ Plenty” vein, and then shifts into a fennel dominant mode, covering the spectrum of flavors from the oily intensity of the seed to the crunchy green-ness of the bulb. This is all set against a vegetal-herbaceous background, which comes to the fore in the finish, where a slight bitterness and mild numbing sensation makes itself known. Overall, this has a cool, easy going personality, with insistent but well balanced flavors, and nothing in excess. While it is more a matter of personal preference than anything else, I should note this does not require the addition of sugar to complete it.