Maison Fontaine Verte

Maison Fontaine Verte

 
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New verte version of La Maison Fontaine

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Overall rating 
 
3.6
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4.0  (1)
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3.5  (1)
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3.5  (1)
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The absinthe is bottled in clear glass and is a vibrant green colour - which is a bit odd since I would expect it to go dead leaf pretty quickly store like this. The producer claims it is all natural though and I have no reason to doubt that. The wormwood presence here is very strong and if you like that sort of bite - then this absinthe definitely delivers. I wonder whether some of this may come from the coloring process though... in order to achieve such a green as is present. Overall, this is a slightly unbalanced absinthe that I would say might be "overrefined"... if that is a thing. I believe it to be more suitable for cocktails - though it is quite tasty as a traditional drip as well. While I am tending to point out the idiosyncrasies in this review- it is by no means a bad absinthe. Just a bit on the odd side.
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Reviewed by josephlabrecque October 31, 2014
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The absinthe is bottled in clear glass and is a vibrant green colour - which is a bit odd since I would expect it to go dead leaf pretty quickly store like this. The producer claims it is all natural though and I have no reason to doubt that. The wormwood presence here is very strong and if you like that sort of bite - then this absinthe definitely delivers. I wonder whether some of this may come from the coloring process though... in order to achieve such a green as is present. Overall, this is a slightly unbalanced absinthe that I would say might be "overrefined"... if that is a thing. I believe it to be more suitable for cocktails - though it is quite tasty as a traditional drip as well. While I am tending to point out the idiosyncrasies in this review- it is by no means a bad absinthe. Just a bit on the odd side.

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Parisian "Good-Morning"

1 1/2 oz absinthe
1 bar spoons dry vermouth
2 bar spoons gomme syrup or sugar
1 bar spoons yellow Chartreuse
Juice of 1 lime or 1/2 lemon, strained
2 bar spoons anisette

Frappe with lumps of cracked ice. Strain into rocks glass. Add ice and top with club soda. Stir.

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