By R.Flamand. Posted 25/10/2014
I've tasted this the first time a few weeks ago with an acquaintance of mine. I traded one glass of Jade 1901 for this. And I absolutely didn't regret. This one stayed on my mind, I enjoyed it very much.
I bought myself a bottle some day's ago and tasted it again yesterday. I gave a friend of mine a glass to taste while I was tasting some other bottle's I've bought. I took a sip from his glass, but he prefere's his drink strong, higer alcohol content. It was nice, but the flavors didn't really stand out.
Today I poured a glass for myself using alot more water like I did the first time. Definety 4:1 or 5:1. And again, I was enticed! I tasted about 22 different, good quality absinthe's before I tryed this one. But this one for me stands out.
It is unlike other blanche's or bleu's. Anise tastes very nice in this one. But there is also a minty flavour. Artemisia is very recognisable, maybe pontica gives some mintyness as well. But I think mint is definitly in the mix here.
Then there is this very special flavour or composition of flavours I can not put my finger on. This is where the mystery start. It could be an acidic citrus tone blenden nicely with the mint and some other flavour. But it reminds me very much of cola (coca cola) flavour with some fresh citrus in the mix. Even in the finish this special taste remains. I've also bought myself the Eichelberger 78 verte, and here I taste and smell the same mysterious note. I was thinking maybe it is kola nut. But I don't know how this tastes really. I would love to know if others taste something special here and if they know what it is.
The louche is also very nice, oily swirls, but once it startes, it goes fast. The smel comes very much out of the glass. Sitting in my couch with this glas 1.5 meters away I suddenly smell it while slowely dripping with a brouilleur. Very alluring, sweet and out of the ordinary.
This is unlike any swiss or french style that I've tryed. This stands on it's own! If you love absinthe, you have got to try this one. You wont regret it! It goes in the bottle without adding water, fresh from the still!