Reviews written by oglala56

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     February 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Excellent Obsello

A beautiful peridot before louche. After louche it is a pleasant pale lime green with tinges of blue.

The louche is a well developed cloud with a thin peridot line dissipating after about a third of the glass. I used a fountain at a slow drip..Excellent.

Aroma is a fore of anise with a back mint tinge..the grape base is really apparent and quite nice..

The flavor is an apparent grape spirit in the fore, leading into mint, with anise, and citrus, with slight grassy notes. This is definitely an enjoyable Absenta, a delicious Spanish. It has a light wormwood taste that is softened by the grape spirit. The mint, and citrus, are excellent. I did note a hint of candied plum.

It’s finish, is creamy, and smooth. Mint and wormwood in the finish keep the sweet flavors from the grape and anise balanced. It is lasting and leaves a pleasant and mild numbness on your tongue.

Overall, I enjoyed this Spanish Absenta very much. It was refreshing and balanced. I really enjoyed the balance and grape base of this Absenta. I would recommend Obsello to those who enjoy an excellent Spanish or those who would try Spanish for a first time.



Reviewed by oglala56     January 04, 2010
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

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…

Vintage Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     December 02, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Vintage Argenti Absenta Circa 1970

The color is a pale green, with slight amber tones, a very different green.
The louche is moderate, but a slow clouding effect, that starts almost upon the first drip. It maintains a very pale green hue.
The aroma is of wormwood and anise. Very sweet and to the fore. A soft tone, deliciously sweet.
The flavor is of wormwood, anise and another that I can’t quite place, relatively balanced for a Spanish, but with a slight numbing, smooth fresh mouth feel finish, with definite wormwood and anise.
As this being a 70’s vintage, it has aged very well. A great addition to anyone’s collection. An excellent absinthe to experience.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 23, 2009
Last updated: November 24, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Mature Duplais Verte

Color is a unique, deep green hue, to the extent of an emerald shade. Fascinating..
Slow forming louche with a resulting thick, almost solid, milky finish. The final color was translucent, rich, and green with amber highlights.
The aromas after louche emerged as a sweet balance with room filling herbal notes accompanied by a slight anise to the front. Wormwood and fennel began to emerge with hints of spice.
A rich, creamy mouth feel with outstanding, refreshing taste, slight numbness with substantial fennel and wormwood. A controlled, long, finish.
This Duplais Verte is about two years old. The taste has matured and the slight alcohol presence has mellowed into an excellent absinthe. If you have the opportunity to mature this absinthe just a bit, it will be worthwhile.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 23, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Unique La Coquette

The color is a deep green as in bamboo. The louche has considerable layering, thick and uniform. The aroma is of anise, fruity, and citrus with subtle wormwood notes. This is a delicious tasting absinthe, notes of fruit, citrus and wormwood. The mouth feel is balanced and smooth with some delightful creaminess at the back end. Finish is of fennel with excellent quality wormwood and anise. I really was impressed with the style of this absinthe. An absinthe to add to any collection for its unique qualities.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 22, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Beau Vieux Pontarlier

The color is a pale emerald green. The louche a little thin, but still clouds to a really nice billow. Aroma before water is anise, with a tinge of wormwood, and herbal. After louche the aroma blossoms into a wormwood, anise perfume that has a mint/fruit spice quality. The taste is sweet, clear and precise. Herbal with wormwood, mint and spice, with a velvety mouth feel. The finish is of mint, wormwood and spice. A very drinkable absinthe.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Second Belle Amie

A green tinged amber shade with the green being very faint. The louche is slow forming with gradient clouds, nicely formed. The color after water is a translucent tinged green. The aroma is of anise with a alcohol presence but not overbearing, with herbal notes…angelica, and hyssop, I believe. Louched a herbal mix with very present wormwood. The mouth feel is clean and velvety. The taste is an anise, herbal complexity with an excellent wormwood finish, which is lingering in nature. This will be a very good addition to my absinthe collection.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 20, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Anorexic Roquette 1797

Pale green natural looking. Louche is very slow, creeping opaque thin swirls, not impressive. The color after water is a pale green opaque and thin. Aroma before louche was herbal, with alcohol and wormwood notes. After water the glass was a bloom of wormwood and herbal mix. The mouth feel was creamy but over taken by the alcohol tinge. The taste was of wormwood, with an herbal note with apparent anise. I enjoyed the anise fore and a slightly sweet minty note.
I was expecting a little more on aroma and louche, and overall quality. This absinthe has some definite anorexic qualities.

Reviewed by oglala56     November 20, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Delicious Marteau

Light emerald green, a lovely color. The louche starts as a faint cloud and then gets denser, and then very dense, slow and exact layering. Color after water is a green with lighter green tints. The aroma is very clean with varied herbal alpine notes, anise and citrus. After louche, a pleasant alpine aroma with strong after hints of wormwood, faint citrus. The mouth feel is velvety and smooth with a slight numbing. The taste is herbal with a very pronounced presence of wormwood, with additional wormwood notes, minty, complex and floral. The after taste is lingering, soft and smooth, spicy presence with final wormwood. The wormwood is exceptional. Its contribution in combination with the anise is excellent. It is obvious that this is a very well made product.

Reviewed by oglala56     November 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Surprising Pacifique

Color is a medium peridot. It's radiant refractive and appealing. The louche is an excellent gradual development with lots of delicate snowy cloud action, and ending up with a delightful thickness, with lovely opalescence. Color after water is peridot with white shades, with excellent reflection of a creamy gradient green. The aroma neat is of an alpine meadow and louched it opens up with a balanced scent of anise, fennel and wormwood. It is extremely balanced with a fresh clean nose. Mouth feel is creamy soft and full. The taste is balanced with soft delicious herbal notes. Slight spiciness with a sweet fruity tinge..a nice balanced wormwood finish. An excellent, delightful, fresh absinthe. The alpine herbal, sweet tinged flavor with the excellent wormwood finish is superb.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 13, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Suisse La Clandestine

Color is crystal clear, no discoloration or sediment. The Louche builds from the bottom and clouds to a very thick billow with blue tints. The color after water is white opaque, with blue highlights. The aroma before water is very floral, and herbal, with sweet tones. After water it really blossoms with the alpine floral that many of the better La Bleue absinthe’s portray. Tones of hyssop are present, with wormwood and anise developing. The mouth feel is thick, creamy and smooth. The taste is overall very rich, with strong sweet anise and wormwood notes in the finish.
This is definitely one to try if you like the La Bleue style absinthe. La Clandestine is one of the better commercial La Bleue’s.

Reviewed by oglala56     November 12, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Impressive Meadow

The color is light peridot, crystal clear and stunning. The Louche has thick, expanding clouds that seem to move to their own pace, and then billowing into soft vibrant color. The color after water is a beautiful soft peridot green. The aroma before water is of a anise and herbal quality, with a enticing floral background. After water the glass explodes with notes of anise, fennel, and wormwood with a citrus tinge. Very balanced and floral. The mouth feel is thick, creamy and very smooth, with a pleasant numbing of the tongue at the end. The taste is of soft anise with a herbal floral sweetness, with slight hints of citrus. Excellent alpine meadow type association. This absinthe has a long finish with delicious wormwood balance.
This is a simply excellent absinthe. It is one of my top three commercial absinthe. Alpine meadow floral, soft, clean taste, with outstanding wormwood presence with an abundance of flavor. I would recommend without hesitation. Very impressive.

Reviewed by oglala56     November 10, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Impressive Waters

The color is nearly forest/deep green. The louche is a beautiful green. Thick, impressive billows that seem to bounce into cloudy expansion. The louche grows at a near perfect rate, is well defined and reaches to a thin green line of absinthe as it moves to the top of the glass. The color after water is a very nice green tinged body, natural and attractive with good depth. The aroma before louche is a deep herbal tone that’s due especially to the wormwood and fennel with an excellent citrus background. After water a sweet floral and citrus up fore with herbaceous notes that are delicious, that expands from the glass. The mouth feel is smooth and full with a mild numbness. The taste is sweet anise and fennel at first, then a smooth citrus with a minty bitter wormwood, finely balanced herb combination with a light spice coming through. The finish has a lingering presence of wormwood with slight sweetness.
This is an excellent absinthe that I would highly recommend. This is evidently made with top quality herbs, balanced, and delicious. This definitely has become one of my favorite absinthe.
Cheryl has achieved an excellent product..but now to taste Meadow of Love…more to follow…

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 09, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A Jade with a different background

A clear green that also has a bluish tinge. Not as vivid as the Edouard, it is a nice, rich color. Louche is slow and steady, a good louche, but not excellent. After water the louche has a light, green with a blue tint. Pre loache it has a interesting and different nose, almost medicinal, but with shades of spice. Louched-very similar to the pre loache except that it opens up nicely with some herbal tones and becomes more herbal. The mouth feel is pronounced but not as rich as the other Jades. Still, a nice body, more silky than velvety. The taste has a fore of fennel, and a decent helping of anise, but the wormwood is much more in the background than in the other Jades. A very unique flavor. This absinthe is well crafted, and deserves recognition for originality. Still not my favorite of the Jades. I would venture to say that it is a taste that some will enjoy and others not.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 09, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A Difficult Choice of Jade

The color is green, bright and intense. A very good louche. It did not start immediately, it lingered at the bottom. It then swirled and floated, it went to the top leaving a line of un louched absinthe, and then became creamy and thick. This is quality absinthe. The aroma was of alpine herbs, with tinges of wormwood. Very good mouthfeel. Creamy and thick, more on the sides of the tongue. The taste is excellent. There is an overture alpine herbs with no single flavor standing out. I could taste the bitterness of the wormwood, anise and fennel, distinct and different, the citrus-like flavor was in perfect balance. The aftertaste lingered at the back of the mouth, an excellent wormwood finale.
This is one of the better Jades. A hard choice between the Verte Suisse and the Edouard.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 08, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Verte Suisse

This absinthe has a delightful bamboo green shade. Not as dark as Edouard or the 1901, a lovely shade none the less. The louche takes on a white opalescence with tinges of green that has a billowy soft appearance. The aroma has a robust bouquet that is predominantly anise with a slight wormwood background. After loache , wormwood, fennel, and anise explode from the glass. The finish is fresh, sweet, and herbal; with lingering wormwood.
This is one of my favorite Jades.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by oglala56     November 06, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Jade PF 1901

Natural green, bright and clear color. The louch is slow, and milky green, rising slowly from the bottom like a cloud of smoke, gradually thickening to opaque. After drip the color is pale but unmistakably green, great shading, opaque. The aroma is very smooth and well balanced. Lightly herbal, and manages to blossom very effectively. A smooth balance of creaminess with bite from the base. A soft, lingering numbness follows every sip that rolls over the tongue, without affecting the taste. It has a smooth, well balanced taste.
Overall this is obviously a benchmark absinthe. Well crafted with quality ingredients. It’s worth drinking just to watch the louche, and enjoy the taste. While not my favorite Jade it is a worthy addition.

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