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Food for Eye: Absinthe La Valote Martin
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-Color-
Before Water: Nice and clear

After Water: Good opalescence- not too thick, not too thin.

-Louche-
Builds up at a nice and even pace, I like that it doesn’t louche as quickly as some blanches and ends in good form.

-Aroma-
Before Water: Woodsy, pleasant wormwood aromatics that are neither showy or punchy, but solidly in the mid-floral range.

After Water: The pleasant wormwood is the first thing to notice, and again it’s not intense or jaw dropping, but it’s a very nice example of A.A. goodness. The sweetness of the anise and fennel are well dialed-in and compliment the floral overtones. A hint of the pre-louche woodsy-ness has been retained and is now a slight dank note that’s almost funk, but it’s more a neutral character trait than a negative element.

-Flavor-
Nice and smooth, sweet but not too cloying; the good quality, well-balanced wormwood keeps it away from boring blanche territory.

-Finish-
Decent finish with all the flavors trailing off in good order.

-Overall-
Pretty nice representative Swiss blanche style, less boring than many. Another sample that took me around 8 months to review, at the time of opening this was definitely a bland-ish drink. Aging wins again.
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Reviewed by Green Baron July 30, 2012
Last updated: July 30, 2012
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Not-so-boring La Bleue

-Color-
Before Water: Nice and clear

After Water: Good opalescence- not too thick, not too thin.

-Louche-
Builds up at a nice and even pace, I like that it doesn’t louche as quickly as some blanches and ends in good form.

-Aroma-
Before Water: Woodsy, pleasant wormwood aromatics that are neither showy or punchy, but solidly in the mid-floral range.

After Water: The pleasant wormwood is the first thing to notice, and again it’s not intense or jaw dropping, but it’s a very nice example of A.A. goodness. The sweetness of the anise and fennel are well dialed-in and compliment the floral overtones. A hint of the pre-louche woodsy-ness has been retained and is now a slight dank note that’s almost funk, but it’s more a neutral character trait than a negative element.

-Flavor-
Nice and smooth, sweet but not too cloying; the good quality, well-balanced wormwood keeps it away from boring blanche territory.

-Finish-
Decent finish with all the flavors trailing off in good order.

-Overall-
Pretty nice representative Swiss blanche style, less boring than many. Another sample that took me around 8 months to review, at the time of opening this was definitely a bland-ish drink. Aging wins again.

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