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Obsello Absenta
Traditional Absinthe
I was very excited to try this absinthe, having a soft spot in my heart for Spanish absentas. The newest version, which I received on 9/24/08 is a dramatic improvement to the first release I tasted.



Color: A vibrant, attractive peridot green.



Louche: Very nice looking louche, building well, and ending thick and attractive.



Aroma: Floral and sweet with a nice hint of anise. The wormwood is somewhat subdued, but not in a bad way.



Flavor: The flavor is much more light and refreshing than the original Spanish offering. I really enjoy it. The anise is pleasantly sweet. Not cloying at all. The wormwood plays a nice supporting role, adding a light bitterness with pairs nicely with the mint. The mint is subtle, just lending a bit more assertiveness to the wormwood.



Finish: Here's where we see the most dramatic improvement. The finish is sweet and lingers in the back of your mouth. Again, just a touch of wormwood. I can see where they would call this a 'feminine' absinthe. This isn't an absinthe I'd turn to on a cold winter's night. It's more something I'd either drink in the summer, or with a meal.



Overall: It's nice to see an absinthe that Spain can proudly call their own. This is worthy of being in anyone's collection.
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson September 10, 2008
Last updated: September 24, 2008
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At the top of Spanish offerings

I was very excited to try this absinthe, having a soft spot in my heart for Spanish absentas. The newest version, which I received on 9/24/08 is a dramatic improvement to the first release I tasted.



Color: A vibrant, attractive peridot green.



Louche: Very nice looking louche, building well, and ending thick and attractive.



Aroma: Floral and sweet with a nice hint of anise. The wormwood is somewhat subdued, but not in a bad way.



Flavor: The flavor is much more light and refreshing than the original Spanish offering. I really enjoy it. The anise is pleasantly sweet. Not cloying at all. The wormwood plays a nice supporting role, adding a light bitterness with pairs nicely with the mint. The mint is subtle, just lending a bit more assertiveness to the wormwood.



Finish: Here's where we see the most dramatic improvement. The finish is sweet and lingers in the back of your mouth. Again, just a touch of wormwood. I can see where they would call this a 'feminine' absinthe. This isn't an absinthe I'd turn to on a cold winter's night. It's more something I'd either drink in the summer, or with a meal.



Overall: It's nice to see an absinthe that Spain can proudly call their own. This is worthy of being in anyone's collection.

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