La Clandestine, Alcool du Vin

La Clandestine, Alcool du Vin

 
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Color: No visible defect.

Louche: Very quick to form. Not surprising at this abv. A bit too quick for my liking, but not faulty. Well formed and deep.

Aroma: nice anise, wormwood, and possibly hyssop. Sweet and fruity due to the base alcohol. Light and refreshing.

Flavor: Well balanced and smooth. The wine alcohol gives it a velvety texture. Sweet, but not overly so.

Finish: The finish is a bit astringent and dry, which plays nicely to round out the sweetness from the initial flavor. Quite enjoyable.

Overall: There's really nothing to complain about. A very nice addition. This can be used as a neat way to compare base alcohols. Well done!
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson December 15, 2010
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Another nice la bleue

Color: No visible defect.

Louche: Very quick to form. Not surprising at this abv. A bit too quick for my liking, but not faulty. Well formed and deep.

Aroma: nice anise, wormwood, and possibly hyssop. Sweet and fruity due to the base alcohol. Light and refreshing.

Flavor: Well balanced and smooth. The wine alcohol gives it a velvety texture. Sweet, but not overly so.

Finish: The finish is a bit astringent and dry, which plays nicely to round out the sweetness from the initial flavor. Quite enjoyable.

Overall: There's really nothing to complain about. A very nice addition. This can be used as a neat way to compare base alcohols. Well done!

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3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0  (1)
Louche 
 
2.5  (1)
Aroma 
 
4.0  (1)
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4.0  (1)
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3.5  (1)
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*Received as sample in absinthe explore set from absinthes.com

Appearance - Very clear, no sediment. It actually appears clearer than water.

Louche - This was the first and only blanche sample we tried, so the quick, unimpressive louche may come with the territory. It definitely doesn't put on much of a "show," but it is neither too opaque or too translucent.

Aroma - Mostly anise with some wormwood and a sweetness from the alcohol...but mostly anise.

Flavor - Very pleasant. We actually ordered the standared Clandestine and the alcool du vin for a side-by-side comparison, but received two of these instead. While we can't compare this to a normal blanche, it is very nice to drink. The absinthe does have a wine "feel" on the tongue and a certain sweetness that is probably more pronounced than in the standard Clandestine.

Finish - The finish is more like a good white wine finish than any of the other absinthes we tried. As the previous review says, it is a bit astringent and dry, but sweet and pleasant.

Overall - We both enjoyed the vertes to a greater extent, but this was definitely appropriate and enjoyable, if not a bit basic. Its similarity to a good white wine might appeal to some, but we didn't find it overly special when compared to some of the other absinthes (or a really good Pinot).
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Reviewed by mzabsinthe February 01, 2013
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Enjoyable, a bit different.

*Received as sample in absinthe explore set from absinthes.com

Appearance - Very clear, no sediment. It actually appears clearer than water.

Louche - This was the first and only blanche sample we tried, so the quick, unimpressive louche may come with the territory. It definitely doesn't put on much of a "show," but it is neither too opaque or too translucent.

Aroma - Mostly anise with some wormwood and a sweetness from the alcohol...but mostly anise.

Flavor - Very pleasant. We actually ordered the standared Clandestine and the alcool du vin for a side-by-side comparison, but received two of these instead. While we can't compare this to a normal blanche, it is very nice to drink. The absinthe does have a wine "feel" on the tongue and a certain sweetness that is probably more pronounced than in the standard Clandestine.

Finish - The finish is more like a good white wine finish than any of the other absinthes we tried. As the previous review says, it is a bit astringent and dry, but sweet and pleasant.

Overall - We both enjoyed the vertes to a greater extent, but this was definitely appropriate and enjoyable, if not a bit basic. Its similarity to a good white wine might appeal to some, but we didn't find it overly special when compared to some of the other absinthes (or a really good Pinot).

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