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hartsmar
Absinthe DuVallon is produced in Val-de-Travers, Switzerland and holds an abv of 53%. Official site: http://duvallon.over-blog.com/

Average score 78


Reviewed by hartsmar 8/22/2006

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
It's crystal clear, as wanted.

LOUCHE ACTION 6/10
A bit fast but steady going and a nice clouding.

COLOR AFTER WATER 8/10
Thick white with a slightly greyinsh tone. Not bad at all.

AROMA 25/30
Before water is added there's a very nice blend of wormwood, fennel and something that may be coriander hiding in the back. After adding water it instead presents a very fresh minty profile with wormwood coming through and a hint of lemon.

MOUTH-FEEL 7/10
A nice and creamy and rather rich mouth that goes well with what would be expected from the nose.

TASTE 14/20
This is actually where the DuVallon is a little disappointing. The taste is not at all as complex as the aroma lend you to believe. A lot of the complexity and floral notes go missing here. Anise and star anise come through here, not too much but with much of the expections from the arome gone missing it's just not enough.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
It's a nice La Bleue, no doubt. It's a slight step away from the more ordinary La Bleues and on the whole a good product. The taste is, as said, sadly not as great as I had expected it to be but certainly not bad. It's a nice absinthe.

hartsmar scores Absinthe DuVallon 76 out of 100


Reviewed by absinthist 1/28/2010

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
bleue

LOUCHE ACTION 6/10
rapid, too quick, badiane louche

COLOR AFTER WATER 10/10
typical

AROMA 25/30
melissa and fennel, not that sweet as other les bleues

MOUTH-FEEL 7/10
Fennel, anise, wormwood, very simple, some others follow later

TASTE 15/20
Pontica comes over nicely, but there is no lingering bitterness, gets sweetish towards the end

OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
Verte is much, much better

absinthist scores duvallon 79 out of 100
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