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A taste of Pre-Ban America
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
It is quite good, not 1914 Cache good but still very tasty. Once louched, the aroma was pleasantly floral. The mouth feel was perfectly lovely. The taste had ample anise and fennel if somewhat light and a strong Wormwood after-taste that was more than a little out of balance. The Wormwood hung on long after the other herbs faded away, leaving a sharp astringency.



It doesn't hold a candle to Marteau or Pacifique Jura and it isn't as good as the Jades or the Duplais. However, there is no denying what 90+ years of age will do for an absinthe. It has a mellowness that I've yet to taste in any modern absinthe and I'm left wondering if this is what might happen to Lasala or Deva, given time. And if that's true, what indeed might happen to Marteau, Pacifique and all the others?



There are many missing pieces of the American absinthe puzzle but thanks to our absinthe friend Chris, at least one piece has been salvaged.
JL
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