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Color: Clear. No visible defect.

Louche: Very quick to form. Deep and luscious with an intriguing lavender hue.

Aroma: Very herbal with hints of anise and fennel, mity wormwood and roots. Complex and intriguing.

Flavor: At about 2.5:1, the flavor is quite nice. Lots of sweet anise. Almost bordering on the sweetness of licorice, but without the acrid bite that's normally associated with licorice. Wormwood is light, not unlike many VdT brands, but it's detectable and enjoyable.

Finish: Clean, crisp and refreshing. Sweetness lingers on the sides of the tongue while a pleasant, light bitterness hangs out at the back of the throat. It certainly makes you want to take another drink. A slight bit of numbing.

Overall: Out of everything that comes out of the region, it's one of my favorites. Duvallon has stepped up his game and made a winner. Politics aside, this is a very good absinthe.
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson May 08, 2011
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Stands out among its VdT peers

Color: Clear. No visible defect.

Louche: Very quick to form. Deep and luscious with an intriguing lavender hue.

Aroma: Very herbal with hints of anise and fennel, mity wormwood and roots. Complex and intriguing.

Flavor: At about 2.5:1, the flavor is quite nice. Lots of sweet anise. Almost bordering on the sweetness of licorice, but without the acrid bite that's normally associated with licorice. Wormwood is light, not unlike many VdT brands, but it's detectable and enjoyable.

Finish: Clean, crisp and refreshing. Sweetness lingers on the sides of the tongue while a pleasant, light bitterness hangs out at the back of the throat. It certainly makes you want to take another drink. A slight bit of numbing.

Overall: Out of everything that comes out of the region, it's one of my favorites. Duvallon has stepped up his game and made a winner. Politics aside, this is a very good absinthe.

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