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Moulin Rooz


Average Score: 68
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Country of Origin: Miscellaneous
Type: Distilled
Alcohol Level: 60 %

Description: According to the manufacturer: Moulin Rooz is Australia's first premium Absinthe. Five times-distilled from the finest Australian grapes, with perfect balance of Elderflower, Gentian, Fennelseed, Hyssop and Wormwood(Thuj0ne), Moulin Rooz is further enhanced with Austraian Native Aniseed Myrtle and other selected botanicals. A perfect expression of bitter and aromatic herbs, with hints of the Australian Bush. (Natural herbal particles may be present)

Review:

Reviewed by Ricki 15/11/2007

COLOR BEFORE WATER 3/10
Colour is a very artificial bright green, but it looks nice. I have to deduct points for it looking artificial though.

LOUCHE ACTION 4/10
A decent louche as you would expect from most quality distilled absinthes. Too much green is still present though.

COLOR AFTER WATER 4/10
Cloudy green opaque.

AROMA 26/30
Very nice aroma that is different than most absinthes. You can definitely smell the anise and usual absinthe ingredients but there are also alot of other herbs/spices that come out especially after the louche. I believe these are definitely the Australian native herbs and botanicals. Very nice.

MOUTH-FEEL 7/10
Nice mouth feel. Nothing great but it is nice.

TASTE 17/20
Very nice complex taste with a bitter finish. Quite different again from most absinthes that I have had but it is very unique and nice.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 7/10
I think this is a very decent absinthe that I will buy again. Very unique.

Ricki scores Moulin Rooz Absinthe 68 out of 100


Reviewed by tristan 1/2/2008

COLOR BEFORE WATER 5/10
The colour is a beautiful clear green, a little too beautiful to be natural, with none of the expected brown or yellow imperfections you would see in a naturally coloured drink, whilst still looking pleasant. Far from the radioactive colour of czechsinth, but still not organic.

LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
Excellent. The louche builds subtly, then coalesces into a thick green cloud.

COLOR AFTER WATER 7/10
Looking much more natural now, smoother and more soothing to the eye

AROMA 24/30
The Aroma is unusual, but far from bland. Soft herbal elements with strong wormwood tones. Several other strong fragrances, most notably eucalyptus. Very unique and intriguing, but far from traditional.

MOUTH-FEEL 5/10
Very Sharp, but not so much from the alcohol, more from the eucalyptus. It does round off fairly well, but nowhere near as creamy or relaxed as most vertes. A little bit too aggressive for me, but definitely not undrinkable.

TASTE 13/20
Lacking the anise/fennel upfront and bottoms-out with the wormwood. That being said, there are many other complexities that are add definition especially around the edge of the palette. Definitely an acquired taste, and really needs the addition of sugar. If you’re a wormwood fan, this might be the drink you’ve been looking for, but may well disappoint those who prefer the presence of a good anise base.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 7/10
I have a feeling that this absinthe may grow on me. Perhaps it’s just my traditionalist palette that has difficulty accepting this drink, as there is certainly a lot to find and enjoy within it. A worthwhile experiment, and something that really needs to be sampled by the individual, as it will not doubt bring unique reactions from person to person.

tristan scores Moulin Rooz 69 out of 100

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