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4.1
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4.5  (2)
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4.5  (2)
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4.0  (2)
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4.0  (2)
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3.0  (2)
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4.0  (2)

A very nice offering from Duplais.



Color is perfectly clear. No visible sediment.



Louche forms very nicely with beautiful trails and great layering.



The aroma brings forth a lot of fennel and coriander along with a nice hint of wormwood. The coriander has come forth quite a bit as it has aged.



The flavor is quite sweet, with a nice balance between the trinity. Very enjoyable. There's just a hint of dryness that balances out the anise nicely.



All in all, definitely in my top 5 blanches. A worthy addition to any liquor cabinet.
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4.1
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson April 19, 2008
Last updated: September 25, 2008
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Nice blanche

A very nice offering from Duplais.



Color is perfectly clear. No visible sediment.



Louche forms very nicely with beautiful trails and great layering.



The aroma brings forth a lot of fennel and coriander along with a nice hint of wormwood. The coriander has come forth quite a bit as it has aged.



The flavor is quite sweet, with a nice balance between the trinity. Very enjoyable. There's just a hint of dryness that balances out the anise nicely.



All in all, definitely in my top 5 blanches. A worthy addition to any liquor cabinet.

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Being a blanche, it's perfectly clear. No errors, particles, or colours. The louche is very attractive. Slow to startm pretty contrails swirl with increasing speed. Separate tiers remain distinct for a long time and then quickly blend together. The louched drink is thick, perhaps a bit too much so. It's a nice enough white with some grey shades but nothing special. The aroma has a lot of wormwood. Anise is also quite present and tastes somewhat like star anise. Fennel and hyssop round it out. Wormwood asserts itself in the flavour from the beginning, followed by tangy anise and then fennel. Slightly minty and medicinal with a medium, wormwood-dominated finish. The mouth-feel is kinda of creamy but leaves something to be desired. It's a solid blanche with a unique character that is difficult to pinpoint, but I find it enjoyable.
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4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Andrew Young July 27, 2007
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The second Duplais

Being a blanche, it's perfectly clear. No errors, particles, or colours. The louche is very attractive. Slow to startm pretty contrails swirl with increasing speed. Separate tiers remain distinct for a long time and then quickly blend together. The louched drink is thick, perhaps a bit too much so. It's a nice enough white with some grey shades but nothing special. The aroma has a lot of wormwood. Anise is also quite present and tastes somewhat like star anise. Fennel and hyssop round it out. Wormwood asserts itself in the flavour from the beginning, followed by tangy anise and then fennel. Slightly minty and medicinal with a medium, wormwood-dominated finish. The mouth-feel is kinda of creamy but leaves something to be desired. It's a solid blanche with a unique character that is difficult to pinpoint, but I find it enjoyable.

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3.6
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4.5  (2)
Louche 
 
3.5  (2)
Aroma 
 
3.5  (2)
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5  (2)
Finish 
 
3.0  (2)
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3.5  (2)
Appearance: Crystal clear except for the slightest hint of yellow.

Louche: Slightly on the thick side and definitely monotone. Not much to say about the louche really.

Aroma: Butter? Anise and fennel dominate with a citrusy edge. A floral wormwood seems shy and not much else seems to be going on here.

Flavor: Oily texture and star anise are the first impressions. There's a flavor that reminds me of tea as well. The characteristic chalky texture of Matter absinthes is noted as well.

Finish: Wormwood and warm but rough spice tones appear quick but recede to a mirror of the flavor. The finish is average in length.

Overall: A drinkable blanche but nothing I would go out of my way for.
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Evan Camomile October 21, 2013
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Butter?

Appearance: Crystal clear except for the slightest hint of yellow.

Louche: Slightly on the thick side and definitely monotone. Not much to say about the louche really.

Aroma: Butter? Anise and fennel dominate with a citrusy edge. A floral wormwood seems shy and not much else seems to be going on here.

Flavor: Oily texture and star anise are the first impressions. There's a flavor that reminds me of tea as well. The characteristic chalky texture of Matter absinthes is noted as well.

Finish: Wormwood and warm but rough spice tones appear quick but recede to a mirror of the flavor. The finish is average in length.

Overall: A drinkable blanche but nothing I would go out of my way for.

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Clear as water, this blanche made from a grape base shows it from the first sniff of the open bottle. Like all the absinthes from Matter-Luginbühl, it's best to open and re-cork it for a week before fully enjoying its flavours.

The louche is the best I've seen in a blanche so far, with swirling milky trails that dance around the glass as the drink turns to a translucent alabaster. The transition is smooth but not entirely seamless and I'm only docking the louche rating because the final drink is missing that fabled pearlescent tone.

Caressing the tongue lightly, anise, fennel and wormwood are very well balanced and the mouth feel is just creamy enough to remain refreshing. When taken with sugar it has a lovely caramel note but is best with a 4:1 ratio of water. The taste doesn't linger for very long and is a tad on the dry side, but this makes the high alcohol percentage almost unnoticeable.

More complex than Kübler but just as refreshing, not as warm and rounded as La Ptite Douce but not far behind, Duplais Blanche is a perfect match for those who like their blanches sweet and dry.
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by dannyhawaii June 23, 2008
Last updated: October 07, 2008
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Sweet and dry

Clear as water, this blanche made from a grape base shows it from the first sniff of the open bottle. Like all the absinthes from Matter-Luginbühl, it's best to open and re-cork it for a week before fully enjoying its flavours.

The louche is the best I've seen in a blanche so far, with swirling milky trails that dance around the glass as the drink turns to a translucent alabaster. The transition is smooth but not entirely seamless and I'm only docking the louche rating because the final drink is missing that fabled pearlescent tone.

Caressing the tongue lightly, anise, fennel and wormwood are very well balanced and the mouth feel is just creamy enough to remain refreshing. When taken with sugar it has a lovely caramel note but is best with a 4:1 ratio of water. The taste doesn't linger for very long and is a tad on the dry side, but this makes the high alcohol percentage almost unnoticeable.

More complex than Kübler but just as refreshing, not as warm and rounded as La Ptite Douce but not far behind, Duplais Blanche is a perfect match for those who like their blanches sweet and dry.

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