Absinthe Grön Opal by Marc Thuillier (2019)

Exactly 2 years ago, I had drawn up some tasting notes about the Grön Opal, they can be found here. But I’ve recently been sent a sample of the latest batch, so let’s see if my opinion has changed!

Color: a beautiful jewel green with golden hues.

Aroma before water: a wild grand wormwood that express itself relatively well, and a green anise of high quality. Then a flowery and spicy background.

Louche: progressive, with a lovely show at the bottom of the glass. Once again faultless.

Aroma after water: a very pleasant bouquet of herbs comes out of the glass. The least we can say is that it’s incredibly inviting!

Taste: same problem as 2 years ago, it’s very hard to describe the taste because it’s a mix of harmonious and balanced savors. It’s like the lucky dip lottery – you never know your price, but with Grön Opal every taste you catch is a winner. This absinthe unveils fruity and spicy notes, and at times flowery and herbal notes. I think it’s conceived for all palates, everybody will find pleasure in it.

Conclusion: this Swedish Verte is a perfect example of balance and quality. The herbs used are rich, they deliver 100% of their flavors at the same time and with no concession. A still great accomplishment from my friend Mikael and his friend Tomas, and I say it in total impartiality!

How to drink Absinthe Grön Opal

A tiny piece of sugar for the yummy fruitiness, or without sugar for its Scandinavian sturdiness. In any case, it can only please any absintheur, beginner or connoisseur.

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