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Blackcurrant Absolute 50%

Adam Michael has this to say “Blackcurrant bud absolute is obtained from the buds of the plant, and this material comes from the Burgundy region of France. Harvest time is from December through to early February. Blackcurrant bud absolute is of a thick treacle viscosity and dark green in colour. In dilution I detect a spiced fruit cocktail with a hint of sugar sweetness, a lot of green character throughout and a rainbow of floral wonderment. I also clearly detect a strained, slightly acidic and somewhat cleansing green tea note from the middle stages onwards. If you are familiar with Blackcurrant bud Absolute you’ll know how challenging this material can be to get into a pourable state. For this reason we now offer it diluted at 50% in ethanol.”

Arctander has this to say “The absolute is a viscous liquid of dark green color and powerful spicy-wood odor. There is a slightly phenolic undertone and the tenacity is not outstanding. Quantitatively, the main constituents are monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. These are not responsible for the characteristic odour of the absolute.”

Botanical name: Ribes nigrum

Origin: France

1 review for Blackcurrant Absolute 50%

  1. Kostis Pap (verified owner)

    Green is the color here. It reminds of the green leaf of the vine plant but for me is more of a more “urinal” raw green to herbaceous quite similar to urtica plant. In fact I find much similarities to the dried Melissa herb used in boiled water. It’s an almost urinal twist of a herb note. Overall its character is more close to a fresh-herbaceous note rather than green. As with most absolutes, this product captures quite well the full plant odor of the blackcurrant. A difficult but very interesting material in green compositions.

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