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Désirée
Traditional Absinthe
Color: Similar to other Parisiennes. Dark and mysterious.

Louche: Thick and turbulent. A real treat to watch. A pleasant green when finished.

Aroma: Sweet and almost 'cinnamony', with the wine base showing through along with anise, wormwood, and baking spices.

Flavor: Powerful and spicy at 3:1. Mouthfilling and intense. White pepper and wormwood followed up by the smoothness of anise. At 4:1, the spiciness tones down a bit and the anise comes through more. Floral and citrussy.

Finish: Spice and wormwood linger nicely with a pleasant astringency. Dense and rich, coating the tongue.

Overall: A dense and assertive absinthe. Certainly not for the faint of heart, but absolutely delicious if you're into strong, herbaceous flavors highlighted by the big flavors of the base alcohol. For me, a winter absinthe. Definitely a keeper!
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson January 12, 2011
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A powerful, assertive absinthe!

Color: Similar to other Parisiennes. Dark and mysterious.

Louche: Thick and turbulent. A real treat to watch. A pleasant green when finished.

Aroma: Sweet and almost 'cinnamony', with the wine base showing through along with anise, wormwood, and baking spices.

Flavor: Powerful and spicy at 3:1. Mouthfilling and intense. White pepper and wormwood followed up by the smoothness of anise. At 4:1, the spiciness tones down a bit and the anise comes through more. Floral and citrussy.

Finish: Spice and wormwood linger nicely with a pleasant astringency. Dense and rich, coating the tongue.

Overall: A dense and assertive absinthe. Certainly not for the faint of heart, but absolutely delicious if you're into strong, herbaceous flavors highlighted by the big flavors of the base alcohol. For me, a winter absinthe. Definitely a keeper!

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