According to Absinthe-Suisse.com: For those with a passion for something stronger. This absinthe is based on the same recipe as La Clandestine Originale.

AVERAGE SCORE 79


Reviewed by Absinthesizer 8/11/2007

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Clear.

LOUCHE ACTION 7/10
Nice and gradual but distinctly unremarkable.

COLOR AFTER WATER 8/10
Neutral-looking chalk-white, slightly favoring the blue side of the spectrum.

AROMA 22/30
Crisp, outdoorsy and room-fillingly strong. Anise and fennel dominate, but they donít overwhelm the other tones. Alcohol doesnít intrude at all.

MOUTH-FEEL 8/10
Pleasantly astringent and sharp, leaving your mouth feeling clean and warm. The astringency is wormwood, and it increases as you drink. The warmth that begins in your mouth gradually spreads to the rest of your body.

TASTE 16/20
Very much in line with the aroma. Itís strong, clean, and more herbal than floral. The astringency lingers, and the more you drink, the more it tastes like wormwood. I could really feel it in the back of my throat ó in a good way.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 8/10
Capricieuse is is based on the same recipe as Clandestine, bottled at a higher proof; Iím scoring it two points higher because itís less expensive per unit of alcohol, and because I donít remember liking the Clandestine quite this much. Like Clandestine, itís an excellent la bleue that Iíd recommend to newbies and experienced absintheurs alike.

PERSONAL NOTES
Four of us opened the bottle the same night as a bottle of Duplais Balance, and we all preferred the Capricieuse. Itís not that we didnít enjoy the Balance, but it seemed timid after the Capricieuseís boldness.

Absinthesizer scores La Capricieuse 79 out of 100