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Vintage Premier Fils 1910-1915


COLOR BEFORE WATER 6/10
The color of this sample seemed to have been preserved fairly well. The bottle made note that the coloring process was entirely natural so it’s pretty amazing that the color was still a bit green. I gave it a six because I felt that even though it had been naturally colored, visually it seemed rather unimpressive. It was similar in color to Un Emile with a slightly greener hue. Perhaps originally it was much more vibrant?

LOUCHE ACTION 5/10
Slowly adding ice-cold water from an absinthe fountain brought forth a louche that was particularly slow and weak. The swirl of gradient lines gradually twirled about the glass before the contents became semi opaque.

COLOR AFTER WATER 5/10
The color of this absinthe after water was a slightly cloudy yellow green. Again it seemed similar to the louched quality of the older Un Emile’s.

AROMA 20/30
The nose of this sample neat reveals a nice wine spirit. It was a bit heady and in my opinion it masked a lot of the other fragrances. Its bouquet was indeed more floral than it was spicy. I could smell a hint of that aged hyssop “baby powder” scent but it was far less pronounced than it was in vintage Pernod Fils or Edouard Pernod. All in all the aroma was very nice.

MOUTHFEEL 5/10
The Premier Fils was just not a very full-bodied absinthe. It was however very smooth and pleasant to drink, it just did not have the incredible silkiness of the Pernods.

TASTE 14/20
Wine spirit. A lot of wine spirit! Behind the wine sprit, the flavor like the aroma had more of a floral nuance. The taste was pretty simple, not as complex or spicy as other absinthes. The bottle notes that it was in fact flavored with alpine flowers and other natural herbal aromatics. I have a feeling that over time the flowers used to flavor the Premier Fils had mellowed considerably behind the flavor of the wine spirits. Almost fading their essence’s away.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
Although age has not had a major effect on the color of this absinthe I believe that it has mellowed the aroma and flavor to a point where the alcohol base overpowers the floral nuances that I believe once set this brand apart from some of the other absinthes of its day. The wine spirit was of good quality but I feel that it was a bit stronger than the other flavors and aromas. I am not disappointed in this absinthe by any means. The low score reflects the louche and the way I “think” age has effected this absinthes taste and aroma. I can’t wait to see what others thought of this rare spirit!


Total: 61/100

Fredie
take any photos?
Deluge
I should have them up by Monday.
Outerlimits
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jmfranc
QUOTE(Deluge @ Dec 2 2005, 02:35 PM) *

Vintage Premier Fils 1910-1915


MOUTHFEEL 5/10
The Premier Fils was just not a very full-bodied absinthe. It was however very smooth and pleasant to drink, it just did not have the incredible silkiness of the Pernods.

TASTE 14/20
Wine spirit. A lot of wine spirit! Behind the wine sprit, the flavor like the aroma had more of a floral nuance. The taste was pretty simple, not as complex or spicy as other absinthes. The bottle notes that it was in fact flavored with alpine flowers and other natural herbal aromatics. I have a feeling that over time the flowers used to flavor the Premier Fils had mellowed considerably behind the flavor of the wine spirits. Almost fading their essence’s away.




I don't know why my senses have been more sensitive lately but I thought it was bit thicker than this description and the taste was there but at 1:1. It's certainly "light" absinthe if there ever was such a thing but still had some texture and taste.
grey boy
QUOTE(Outerlimits @ Dec 2 2005, 09:23 PM) *

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Donnie Darko
I did notice every post but 3 start out with an emoticon. Eeeeek.

I say it's the enthusiasm of being new to absinthe? He's probably just on a bender.

Edit: Now that I'm looking further, perhaps you're right, GB.
Slackjaw
I think he's thumbing his nose at us as he wasn't banned the first time when he thought he was.
Head_prosthesis
QUOTE(grey boy @ Dec 2 2005, 09:09 PM) *

QUOTE(Outerlimits @ Dec 2 2005, 09:23 PM) *

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