absinthe tasting

Absinthe des Poètes Tasting notes by Miriam

L'Absinthe des PoètesWe welcome another delicious Swiss La Bleue to our range of high quality absinthes: L’Absinthe des Poètes made by Christophe Racine.

This clear absinthe is produced in Môtiers, in the Val-de-Travers, the birthplace of absinthe. It was awarded the prize for Best Swiss Absinthe at the “DistiSuisse 2015/2016” (scoring almost full marks!).

Miriam shared her tasting notes of this award-winning absinthe:

 

 

 

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Absinthe L’Originale Tasting Notes by Miriam

Colour: Clear and transparent.

Aroma: Fresh and sweet, a strong note of anise, and a slight piquancy from the high alcohol level.

Louche: Beginning slowly, L’Originale stays clear for a long time (again because of the higg strength). As soon as the louche begins to form, it almost immediately turns completely white. As white as cotton wool!

Taste: Very round and pleasant. Very complex for a ‘La Bleue’ absinthe. The first sip is fresh and sweet. Because the absinthe has been mixed with an appropriately large amount of water, the alcohol taste has almost gone, with just enourhg remaining to round off the sweetness.

Finish: L’Originale stays on the palate for a long time, the anise taste remaining on the tongue. In the finish comes the wormwood, subtly, rounding off this absinthe’s combination of botanicals wonderfully.

Overall Impression: A great absinthe, that has all the attributes of a typical Swiss La Bleue, and through its great roundness and balanced character manages to to be one of the best La Bleues! L’Originale tastes lightly sweet and fresh, and has at the same time a certain bite to it. An exquisite combination!

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Absinthe Abisinthe 45 Tasting Notes by Stefanie

Colour: Tending towards the yellow more than green, somewhat transparent, but pleasantly natural.

Louche: Abisinthe 45 becomes cloudly slowly as water is added, ending up very thick. The colour at the end is yellowish.

Aroma: Floral and with light woody notes in the background. Pleasant and not overcomplicated.

Taste: This absinthe taste very fresh, and becuase of the low alcohol content is very easy drinking. Bitter wormwood comes through clearly at the end.

Overall Impression: Abisinthe 45 is fresh and not overly complex, lending itself to newcomers still getting used to the at-first overwhelmingly complex herbal palette of absinthe. A good quality absinthe that offers good value for money.

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