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> Absinthe Roquette 1797, Reviewed
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post Jun 8 2008, 07:43 AM
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COLOR BEFORE WATER 5/10
Too pale, almost like blanche, the yellowish tinge is barely noticeable. That department requires improvement.


blink.gif This is how I would describe Lucid. My bottle of Roquette is quite green.
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post Jun 8 2008, 08:04 AM
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post Nov 25 2010, 10:28 PM
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Time flies indeed. It seems like just a few months since I posted that last batch of reviews, when in fact it was years. It's not entirely because of how disturbed I was by this particular one, I did always intend to get back to reviewing, I simply settled for just drinking. Anyway…

my tastes may have well changed over the interim. The (poorly described) "chlorine" character I was agonizing over in the 1797 also made my first bottle of BA2 undrinkable, initially. I revisited it after some months to find that the taste- whatever it was- had mellowed to the point that I could not only drink it but enjoy it. By the time the bottle was empty it had become one of my favorites, enough so that I'd bought another bottle before it was gone.
Curiously, sampling both back to back I found them to taste nearly identical. This suggests to me that it wasn't my first bottle of BA2 that changed, it was my palate. As evidence to just how slow I am, it just occurred to me today that there's a very good chance I may love the 1797 if I were to buy a bottle now. Granted, there have been a few slightly less glowing reviews of the 1797 since mine was put in limbo, and the Belle Amie ultimately sits higher in our venerable BG, but I'm still thinking I should perhaps put the lie to how I left this.
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but I won’t be investing in any more 1797 one way or another.


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post Dec 1 2010, 08:59 AM
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The Roquette recipe has been reformulated, the ingredients remain exactly the same, but we've adjusted the quantities, and also tweaked the distilling protocol. As a result, the current production is, imho, a significant step up from the original version.


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post Dec 1 2010, 03:23 PM
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post Dec 3 2010, 09:44 PM
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I wish I had some Roquette to compare to Perroquet…must add to shopping list (come payday first).



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post Jan 17 2011, 12:16 AM
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How do we know if we're getting the current production Roquette?


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post Jan 17 2011, 02:05 AM
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QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Dec 1 2010, 01:59 AM) *

The Roquette recipe has been reformulated, the ingredients remain exactly the same, but we've adjusted the quantities, and also tweaked the distilling protocol. As a result, the current production is, imho, a significant step up from the original version.

That's a pretty damn significant change to make, don't you think!? (Spoken in kind jest.)

So the character of the absinthe has swung more towards… ? How would say the changes to quantity and protocol have altered the taste and appearance of it?


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post Jan 17 2011, 07:48 AM
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The taste is painted from the same palette, but is far more powerful. The louche is more robust.


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post Jan 18 2011, 03:44 AM
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I think that's a great step to take… are any other absinthes in the process of an enhancement or being revisited?


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post Jan 26 2011, 04:14 PM
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Oxy, were we to order from Pernot's site, or LDF, would be be getting the old or new? I found this original flavor profile interesting, and would like to try the new.
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post Jan 26 2011, 09:48 PM
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I got a bottle from Pernot a few months ago, and it is definitely the new version because it is way louchier.
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post Jan 27 2011, 04:16 PM
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Steve, did it evoke the same unique flavors, simply amplified, or was it changed in flavor profile?
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post Jan 27 2011, 05:20 PM
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To my taste, it had the same flavor profile as the first version, just amplified. Creamier, louchier, tastier!
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