Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:10 PM
Bear in mind that I'm comparing this to the Jade ED, Montmartre, and Clandestine that I had ordered originally and have missed dearly since I ran out several months ago.
I find this absinthe to be a delight, it's a verte, has a rather dark louche with no ice or sugar... just cold water. Not as creamy as the Jade and not as complex as the Montmartre but the herbs are distinct with a bold anise start and an almost sweet finish, even without sugar cubes. At 72% the alcohol content is noticable but the maturation process seems to have smoothed that out nicely. The mouth feel is pleasant, not as pronounced as I remember the others being but it's there. Wormwood is definitely well stated and there is something else that my palate just isn't attune to yet... a spice, not sure what yet but I'll find a reference for it later I'm sure.
On a 1 - 10 scale, I'd give this a high 7 or 8. I'm still rather partial to the Montmartre if for no other reason than it's unuqueness, and the herbal clarity of the Clandestine earns it top scores form me.
In short, I'd buy a bottle of this without flincing, it's up there with the best of them in my opinion.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:48 AM
I see a bottle of Duplais in my near future
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:11 PM
I want one, but I don't think I can swing the price of a fountain for one!
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 06:08 PM
Scared the shit out of me.
So, that's it! After today, no more reading."
Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:09 PM
Wants it...wants the see-saw brouiller...
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:48 AM
how do you stop it when your glass is dilluted enough?
Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:24 AM
No, seriously, you have to fill it with water step by step till your glass is ready, more easy than filling it up.
Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:59 AM
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:27 AM
FINALLY, Markus just put up litre bottles of the Duplais on his site.
The Duplais Balance is going to released in the last week of November and delivered in the first week of December.
Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:10 PM
This order was for a Kübler gift box for my friend's best man at his wedding, which I happened to be in as well. Regrettably, he decided not to open it on the eve of the occasion. Even more regrettably, I was only able to order the gift set at the time, imagine my joy at finding that Duplais sample with it!
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 05:30 PM
So, pardon my ignorance, what is a see-saw brouiller?
Edited by trizz, 18 November 2006 - 05:30 PM.
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