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The colour is a clear, natural olive, as my sample is a bit aged now. The louche is wonderful and full of character. It builds slowly from the bottom, rolling back and forth beneath a clear line that doesn't disappear until after it's become razor thin. The aroma is a gutpunch of big, minty, beautiful wormwood. Anise provides a luscious sweetness but plays second fiddle. That excellent wormwood is definitely on display in the flavour, with great quality anise and fennel floating throughout. Great complexity, yet it's all kind of blurred. Beyond the trinity it's difficult to discern individual herbs since everything is so cohesive. There's a bit of tasty pontica flavour but it's hard to pinpoint much else. This absinthe is quite mouth-coating but then becomes a bit too numbing. The finish is long and fruity, with lingering characteristics of the different herbs frequently usurping each other. I wish I had more of this absinthe.
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Andrew Young July 27, 2007
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Great absinthe.

The colour is a clear, natural olive, as my sample is a bit aged now. The louche is wonderful and full of character. It builds slowly from the bottom, rolling back and forth beneath a clear line that doesn't disappear until after it's become razor thin. The aroma is a gutpunch of big, minty, beautiful wormwood. Anise provides a luscious sweetness but plays second fiddle. That excellent wormwood is definitely on display in the flavour, with great quality anise and fennel floating throughout. Great complexity, yet it's all kind of blurred. Beyond the trinity it's difficult to discern individual herbs since everything is so cohesive. There's a bit of tasty pontica flavour but it's hard to pinpoint much else. This absinthe is quite mouth-coating but then becomes a bit too numbing. The finish is long and fruity, with lingering characteristics of the different herbs frequently usurping each other. I wish I had more of this absinthe.

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