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post Dec 2 2014, 07:49 AM
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… a little bomb in the mouth

That must sound better in French.

Being the language of love and all.

The oral explosion resulting in small expiration, no doubt.


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post Dec 2 2014, 03:32 PM
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QUOTE(Artemis @ Dec 1 2014, 04:36 PM) *

Would be nice if Marc had remarked here and not just there, but he didn't, so I translate:

I could not help opening the bottle and smelling the contents in a glass. It has promise! Right away I smell very good wine alcohol, gourmet green anise, grand wormwood and hyssop.
It is a bit more oily than I would like, but this promises a nice roundness in the mouth.

Someone questioned the oxygenation aspect, and someone answered that the process is supposed to accelerate aging and consequently maturation.

And then Marc said:

And that is exactly what took place in this Jade, it is impressive, like drinking an already well-aged absinthe, …. but this is my favorite Jade … a little bomb in the mouth, a wise mixture of aged wine alcohol and plants perfectly blended with each other. Hats off to the artist, I could not hope for better.


Though oxygenation may accelerate aging in the short run, I suspect it will further erode the quality of botanical oils making it undrinkable in the longer run.


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post Dec 2 2014, 03:39 PM
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QUOTE(OCvertDe @ Dec 1 2014, 11:32 PM) *

Wonder when it's going to be available somewhere other than absinthede…

It's available on absinthes.com now: http://www.absinthes.com/product_info.php?products_id=1138

They have included my review in the product's description but here it is again:

Color: yellow-gold with olive shades. No sediment.

Aroma (before water): room filling and inviting. Aged wine spirit (eau de vie) plays the support to a lush green anise and a flowery wormwood. One of the best aromas I’ve ever experienced from a modern absinthe.

Louche: Lovely. Stormy clouds are dancing in the glass (I used a glass dripper/brouilleur).

Aroma (after water): a mix of fresh and flowery herbs with notes of alpine and minty wormwood surrounded by a rich anise.

Taste: the creamy and lush anise is supported by a fantastic “vintage” eau de vie (the best I’ve ever tasted in a Jade and in any modern absinthe) and a bouquet of effervescent herbs perfectly mixing together without any favoritism for one or the other. The flavors stay quite a long time in mouth - especially the anise and the wormwood - with various notes following each others, it can be fruity, or minty, or punchy, or flowery, or spicy, a real festival for the taste buds!

Conclusion: Let's not beat about the bush: this Jade Terminus is now my favorite “verte”, no question. It’s a firework in the nose and in the mouth, it’s like tasting a very good pre-ban absinthe mixed with the freshness and the punch of a very good modern absinthe; you get both for the same price and that’s what my absinthe cabinet has always been looking for.


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post Dec 2 2014, 03:59 PM
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Does it have that odd camphor/Indian fennel thing going that the preban Oxygénée had?


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post Dec 2 2014, 04:02 PM
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Probably not (yet) but only time will tell. It sounds great but, for scientific purposes, some should be held for a few years to see how the oxygenation affects aging.


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post Dec 2 2014, 05:22 PM
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stimulating aftertaste that recalls the medicinal origins of the spirit.

The preban Oxygenee was troublesome for its medicinal finish.


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post Dec 2 2014, 06:05 PM
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Then a modern Oxygénée clone should do the same.


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post Dec 2 2014, 08:10 PM
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QUOTE(Tibro @ Dec 2 2014, 07:49 AM) *
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… a little bomb in the mouth

That must sound better in French.

Being the language of love and all.

The oral explosion resulting in small expiration, no doubt.


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une petite bombe en bouche


I'm not sure the word for word translation captures whatever he meant, but they have adopted "anise bomb", "wormwood bomb" etc. to mean exactly what we mean here. Still, I admit I don't know what he meant; could well be what you said.


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post Dec 2 2014, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(Provenance @ Dec 2 2014, 03:59 PM) *
Does it have that odd camphor/Indian fennel thing going that the preban Oxygénée had?

Powerful camphor in that preban Oxygénée, undrinkable. The smell would have knocked moths off the ceiling, had we had any. It made me wonder about the oxygenation connection for sure. Hard to believe they would have used shitty fennel; surely they knew better.


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post Dec 2 2014, 10:29 PM
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A bombe is also a French dessert, typically with layers of different flavoured ice cream one inside the other - so in the context of absinthe it might signify an impressively varied herbal taste profile on the mouth.


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post Dec 2 2014, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE(Marc @ Dec 2 2014, 10:39 AM) *

QUOTE(OCvertDe @ Dec 1 2014, 11:32 PM) *

Wonder when it's going to be available somewhere other than absinthede…

It's available on absinthes.com now: http://www.absinthes.com/product_info.php?products_id=1138

Now we just need another Belle Amie or two so I can hit that free shipping point…


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post Dec 2 2014, 10:42 PM
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They also have the 'unburnt' (or is it pre burnt?) Jade base available.

http://www.absinthes.com/product_info.php?products_id=1139


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post Dec 2 2014, 11:59 PM
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I'll bet it's still inexplicably (at least slightly) scorched.


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post Dec 3 2014, 01:47 AM
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Huh.


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