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post Oct 17 2007, 03:54 PM
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I hear the right carpet shampoo can really round out the flavor of a fine absinthe, although it's a bit of a cheat.

Still, I imagine the stuff's not half-bad on its own merit…the Mystique, I mean. evill.gif


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post Oct 25 2007, 06:13 PM
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excellent as Eric's absinthe was, it wouldn't be financially or practically viable to repeat the exercise.

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post Oct 25 2007, 06:19 PM
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post Oct 25 2007, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE(Provenance @ Oct 25 2007, 11:13 AM) *

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delicious absinthe possible.

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excellent as Eric's absinthe was, it wouldn't be financially or practically viable to repeat the exercise.

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That really has nothing to do with each other and I'm sure plenty of people are well aware of that.


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post Oct 26 2007, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE(mthuilli @ Oct 25 2007, 10:19 PM) *

Don't make Bunny cry.
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Too late.


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post Oct 26 2007, 09:51 AM
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Eric's absinthe is sui generis. It was superb, but it's not possible to scale his methods from a hundred litres to many thousands of litres. The fact that this is a great pity, doesn't make it any less true.

The Mystique is made to stand on its own merits, not to compete with anything. Some of you will like it, some of you won't. Plus ça change….


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post Oct 26 2007, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE(Absomphe @ Oct 17 2007, 05:47 PM) *

So, Oxy…

Do you think the Mystique could be the first modern absinthe to compare favorably with some of the better Belle Epoque examples?



I don't think any modern absinthe tastes as good as the very best Belle Epoque absinthes. But I like the taste of a century's undisturbed maturation in a cool dark celar, which is tricky to duplicate in like, ya know, 6 months.

For what it's worth, I also prefer '47 Cheval Blanc and '21 Yquem to any of the stuff winemakers make these days.


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post Oct 26 2007, 11:37 AM
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And you think I'm an elitist!

I look forward to trying the Mystique.


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post Oct 26 2007, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Oct 26 2007, 03:58 AM) *


Yquem


What Prol said!

Sounds like Greek Latin to me, and I've certainly never tried any.

You bon vivant, you. abs-cheers.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:12 PM
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After reading that New Yorker article about Hardy Rodenstock, I'm not sure if many people have had a '21 Yquem.
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post Oct 26 2007, 02:19 PM
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The New Yorker article was a hatchet job on Rodenstock.


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:38 PM
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Here we go again.
What do you base this statement on?


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:43 PM
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Sounds like a challenge, a challenge that you are confident will not be met for quite some time, if ever.

But it's still bullxit, sorry.


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post Oct 26 2007, 03:22 PM
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QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Oct 26 2007, 11:19 AM) *

The New Yorker article was a hatchet job on Rodenstock.


Really? He's honest, just uses an alias for fun, and the Jefferson bottle is authentic? No offense intended if he's a friend, and you're obviously far more experienced with vintage beverages than I am, but either the article is promoting fabrications, or Rodenstock is a bit too JMFrancish for comfort.

Giving tastings of and selling more wine belonging to a certain vintage than was produced by the vineyard of that vintage doesn't exactly inspire confidence…
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