Copyright 2017 - Custom text here

Review Detail

 
Adnams Copper House Absinthe Rouge
Traditional Absinthe
Review based on a 2013 bottling.

Appearance: quite pretty. Deep ruby. No visible sediment.

Louche: very thick and very quick forming. A little too much, as it lacks the opalescence.

Aroma: anise, a hint of wormwood, and citrus from the hibiscus. Intriguing and refreshing.

Flavor: overwhelmed with star anise. Same problem that creates the too-thick louche. They need to tone this down and use green anise. Would be nice to let the wormwood shine through.

Finish: again, dominated by the star anise, but with a hint of citrus in the background.

Overall: it's a start, but needs to see some changes for it to be a staple product. Less star anise, more green anise, and a nicer balance with the wormwood would all improve this dramatically.
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson December 08, 2015
#1 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (211)

Has promise, but needs improvement

Review based on a 2013 bottling.

Appearance: quite pretty. Deep ruby. No visible sediment.

Louche: very thick and very quick forming. A little too much, as it lacks the opalescence.

Aroma: anise, a hint of wormwood, and citrus from the hibiscus. Intriguing and refreshing.

Flavor: overwhelmed with star anise. Same problem that creates the too-thick louche. They need to tone this down and use green anise. Would be nice to let the wormwood shine through.

Finish: again, dominated by the star anise, but with a hint of citrus in the background.

Overall: it's a start, but needs to see some changes for it to be a staple product. Less star anise, more green anise, and a nicer balance with the wormwood would all improve this dramatically.

Was this review helpful to you? 

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews
f t g m