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Justifiée & Ancienne
Traditional Absinthe
Appearance: a beautiful golden hue, indicative of a well-aged absinthe

Louche: wonderfully opalescent and well formed. Hues of yellow, green, and white.

Aroma: herbacious and refreshing. Lots of wormwood and other alpine herbs along with the requisite anise that plays as a supporting character.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: creamy and decadent mouthfeel with well-balanced flavors of wormwood and anise. Very well balanced between sweetness and dryness. Even without sugar, there is no underlying bitterness. Juicy.

Finish: slight astringence and a very long lasting finish begging you to take another drink

Overall: There are less 'old books and leather' aromas and flavors than what I'd expect from an absinthe that is supposed to be inspired by the flavors of pre-ban absinthe, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. This absinthe takes on an 'old' profile, while still staying lively and floral. A tremendous absinthe. Highly recommended.

Disclosure: I bought this bottle.
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5
Reviewed by Brian Robinson January 01, 2017
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A beautiful melange of old and new

Appearance: a beautiful golden hue, indicative of a well-aged absinthe

Louche: wonderfully opalescent and well formed. Hues of yellow, green, and white.

Aroma: herbacious and refreshing. Lots of wormwood and other alpine herbs along with the requisite anise that plays as a supporting character.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: creamy and decadent mouthfeel with well-balanced flavors of wormwood and anise. Very well balanced between sweetness and dryness. Even without sugar, there is no underlying bitterness. Juicy.

Finish: slight astringence and a very long lasting finish begging you to take another drink

Overall: There are less 'old books and leather' aromas and flavors than what I'd expect from an absinthe that is supposed to be inspired by the flavors of pre-ban absinthe, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. This absinthe takes on an 'old' profile, while still staying lively and floral. A tremendous absinthe. Highly recommended.

Disclosure: I bought this bottle.

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