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The color before water of this nearly 100 years old absinthe, is the color “Feuille Morte” with an obvious orange tinge. It has aged remarkably well.

The louche began almost immediately and was of a greater magnitude than I expected. There were gorgeous gradient lines in the glass that swirled until the contents became opaque, again with the slight orange tinge, then thickening to a absolutely beautiful louche.

The aroma was very fragrant, sweet anise and full of spice, with a wormwood background. It was well balanced with a faint musty presence, quite nice. The nose of the bouquet was outstanding and filled the room.

The taste and flavor was subtle and subdued, dancing on the tongue with a rush of wispy alpine flavors, difficult to distinguish. The taste was balanced, herbal and sweet. There were no overpowering flavors. The unification of the absinthe made it difficult to pick out any ingredient that stood outside the rest.

The finish was light, and extended. Prompting you to relish each sip. Enjoyable musty, with that present sweetness and delicate wormwood on the palate.
My overall impression was outstanding. It exceeded my expectations for this aged treasure, and has given a more focused view of absinthe. Simply delightful…
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Reviewed by oglala56 January 04, 2010
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Pernod Fils Pre-Ban 1910

The color before water of this nearly 100 years old absinthe, is the color “Feuille Morte” with an obvious orange tinge. It has aged remarkably well.

The louche began almost immediately and was of a greater magnitude than I expected. There were gorgeous gradient lines in the glass that swirled until the contents became opaque, again with the slight orange tinge, then thickening to a absolutely beautiful louche.

The aroma was very fragrant, sweet anise and full of spice, with a wormwood background. It was well balanced with a faint musty presence, quite nice. The nose of the bouquet was outstanding and filled the room.

The taste and flavor was subtle and subdued, dancing on the tongue with a rush of wispy alpine flavors, difficult to distinguish. The taste was balanced, herbal and sweet. There were no overpowering flavors. The unification of the absinthe made it difficult to pick out any ingredient that stood outside the rest.

The finish was light, and extended. Prompting you to relish each sip. Enjoyable musty, with that present sweetness and delicate wormwood on the palate.
My overall impression was outstanding. It exceeded my expectations for this aged treasure, and has given a more focused view of absinthe. Simply delightful…

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