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Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by fredfry     January 21, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Review of Le Tourment Vert

This Absinthe is distilled from grain and is partially "hand made" says Bruno Delannoy of DISTILLERIE VINET EGE SA. The color is an artificial green with blue overtones that is somewhat distracting. The louche began almost all at once, however, once it arrived it was first layered and then opaque, again having a bluish tint. I really have begun to like the aroma it's light and straight forward anise with background herbs one being eucalyptus. The taste is pleasant, although lacking somewhat in complexity. No bitterness or excessive alcohol, for some the Wormwood might be too far in the background. All in all I think Le Tourment is a different kind of French style Absinthe that will suit the American taste well, and the bottle it comes in is pretty cool too.



The Vinet Ege web site comments are misleading, I have spoken directly with the distiller who states that they are planing a step by step process to increase production to meet demand and that it is for sale and it will continue to be sold internationally.

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