Louche: Well formed louche with hints of pink, orange and white.
Aroma: Lots of refreshing wormwood with flowery undertones and citrus.
Flavor: Most of your normal flavors of anise and wormwood. More of the latter than in any other rouge I've tasted. It has the same characteristic tanginess and florality that other rouges like Corsair or Maitresse have. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but those who like rouges will love this.
Finish: Refreshing anise and crisp, high quality wormwood, like most of Emile Pernot's other offerings.
Overall: Lovers of Emile Pernot products and/or rouge absinthes will find nothing to complain about with this absinthe. Rouges have a quirkiness to them, but I enjoy them. This is the best example of a rouge so far.