Reviews written by martygreene

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by martygreene     January 29, 2008
Last updated: January 29, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A personal favorite, and a wonderful introduction

While this is one of my first Absinthes, and was my re-introduction to Absinthe after a sizeable hiatus, I found this to be a very straight-forward flavour. Definately exactly what one would expect from a fennel-anice liqour. I didn't get a distinct wormwood flavour from this however, and found that it took a much higher water:absinthe ratio to cut the strong alcohol kick this absinthe had. The louche was very good, in my opinon. Almost completely opaque, comperable to skim or even 2% milk. It does have a very strong nose, unlike other absinthes that I have tried. In fact, the potency of the nose on this was somewhat off-putting for me, it overpowered me and made it a much less enjoyable experiance. My partner however did greatly enjoy this, and feels that this is his favorite absinthe to date.



I originally wrote the above almost two years ago. Since then I have come to regard this as my favorite absinthe, and an excellent starting point for those interested in the drink. It is simple but it's simplicity is beautiful. It lacks the strong biting flavors of some more complex absinthes, but I don't hold that against it. It's cliche but less is more at times, and this is one of them. I have found that as this absinthe ages the nose becomes much less pungent, which is noteworthy for those sensitive to smells.



I keep coming back to this absinthe, and believe I will continue to do so.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by martygreene     January 29, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Second formulation, no cinnamon.

(This review is of the second formulation, which did not contain the cinnamon overtones which many describe in this absinthe.)



A nice light olive green absinthe, with a mild sweet nose upon opening. Louches well, to a semi-opaque opalescent finish reminiscent of the lighter forms of Chinese Jade. The flavour is much more complex than other absinthes I have tasted, definitely one of my favorites so far. The fennel is slightly less prominent than the anise, with the wormwood being a full flavour without the bitterness. There is a slight citrussy flavour to it, orange or perhaps grapefruit in origion. Very light in it's alcoholic bite, I was able to have a water:absinthe dilution ratio of just about 1:1 without sacrificing enjoyment, this could possibly even be drunk neat if so desired.

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