Chartreuse is an herbal liqueur produced by Carthusian monks in the French Alps – it is one of the oldest and most mysterious spirits still available. The liqueur was originally created as an "Elixir of Long Life" in 1605 by Peres Chartreux. The formula was perfected over the years and by 1737 the liqueur was released to the world in a form that is close to what we drink today.
Wine Enthusiast (WE): 95-100
"Extra-aged Green Chartreuse. Aromas are keenly botanical and vegetal/woodsy. The palate shows peppermint, citrus peel, and sage along with the herbs and botanicals. Concludes with finesse and power. - P.P. (3/1/2007) - Classic/Highest Recommendation"