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Color: A lovely crystal-clear peridot, Natural and gem-like. When louched, an attractive faint green with yellow and copper highlights.

Louche: The thickness of the louche is just right. Strong winding trails and nice layering, with a steady well-paced build. Distinct thunderous rolling clouds of smoke. Wonderful opalescence and color.

Aroma: A delicious aroma; clean and fresh, no strong nose of alcohol. Mainly wormwood with anise behind. The herbal elements and light spice open up nicely during the addition of water.

Flavor: The flavor is delicious; High quality and well-balanced trinity wrapped in a light pepper, spice and citrus with clear floral elements. A strong personality with wonderfully buffered edges. The grape base is simply wonderful. It IS a wormwood forward absinthe; if you prefer a bit more anise, you may want to try Authentique, also from Pernot.

Finish: A superb layered finish that builds, lingers, unfolds, then fades slowly, leaving a slight citrus tingle at the back of the mouth. One of the very best finishes I've experienced.

Overall: This absinthe takes a classic profile and adds in a floral and herbal personality that makes it very enjoyable. It's a great way to sample a quality wormwood.
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Reviewed by Scott M. August 27, 2010
Last updated: January 05, 2013
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A tribute to wormwood

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Color: A lovely crystal-clear peridot, Natural and gem-like. When louched, an attractive faint green with yellow and copper highlights.

Louche: The thickness of the louche is just right. Strong winding trails and nice layering, with a steady well-paced build. Distinct thunderous rolling clouds of smoke. Wonderful opalescence and color.

Aroma: A delicious aroma; clean and fresh, no strong nose of alcohol. Mainly wormwood with anise behind. The herbal elements and light spice open up nicely during the addition of water.

Flavor: The flavor is delicious; High quality and well-balanced trinity wrapped in a light pepper, spice and citrus with clear floral elements. A strong personality with wonderfully buffered edges. The grape base is simply wonderful. It IS a wormwood forward absinthe; if you prefer a bit more anise, you may want to try Authentique, also from Pernot.

Finish: A superb layered finish that builds, lingers, unfolds, then fades slowly, leaving a slight citrus tingle at the back of the mouth. One of the very best finishes I've experienced.

Overall: This absinthe takes a classic profile and adds in a floral and herbal personality that makes it very enjoyable. It's a great way to sample a quality wormwood.

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