This absinthe is distinct from others in the Jade line but not as out in the periphery as Jade NO as it has a much more traditional profile. One aspect which stands out to me is the initial bite present... which then slowly and completely mellows into something much more balanced. It's quite good and the "travelling" aspect of the flavours swinging from this initial sharpness to a delicious calming fullness and back again with another sip is quite an achievement. A wonderful absinthe!
Color: A very nice green with a slight yellowy paleness.
Louche: Wild oil storms and slow layering, turning into oranges and minty green, eventually ending in a very creamy and pale luminescent "minty" white. Beautiful and perfect.
Aroma: Neat, this is sweet and spicy. After the louche it fills the room. There's a really lovely and complex overtone of anise, but still maintains it's spiciness and has a good deal of warm wormwood scent.
Flavor: Wonderfully balanced, round and smooth, yet still deeply spiced.
Finish: Confectioner's sugar and licorice on the finish, nice and lingering and a bit mouth-numbing. Very fresh.
Overall: I like this one quite a bit, as far as to say it's excellent. I like the alcohol level of this one, and I really enjoy the slight boozy flavor. I do wish it were slightly more complex.
This absinthe has a delightful bamboo green shade. Not as dark as Edouard or the 1901, a lovely shade none the less. The louche takes on a white opalescence with tinges of green that has a billowy soft appearance. The aroma has a robust bouquet that is predominantly anise with a slight wormwood background. After loache , wormwood, fennel, and anise explode from the glass. The finish is fresh, sweet, and herbal; with lingering wormwood.
This is one of my favorite Jades.