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Lemercier Abisinthe 72


Average Score: 65
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Country of Origin: France
Type: Distilled
Alcohol Level: 72 %
Vendors: ♣ Absinthes.com

Description: According to http://www.abisinthe.com/ "La dénomination de vente de cette boisson devra obéir aux règles imposées. L’emploi du terme "absinthe" étant susceptible de créer une confusion sur la nature du produit commercialisé avec la boisson interdite issue de la grande absinthe, il conviendra donc de ne pas faire référence au mot « absinthe » mais uniquement aux extraits ou bases de plantes d’absinthe. Les produits ainsi fabriqués sont des spiritueux à base de plantes d’absinthe. De plus, le mot absinthe ne doit pas être dans un caractère différent que "spiritueux à base de plantes" pour éviter toute tromperie auprès du consommateur. C’est pour cette raison que nous avons décidé d’appeler notre spiritueux par la marque "ABISINTHE®"."

Absinthe Lemercier Abisinthe 72 at Absinthes.com

Review:

Reviewed by Artemis 4/1/2005

COLOR BEFORE WATER: 6/10
Very pale yellowish-green. Clarity is good.

LOUCHE ACTION 9/10
Very oily, very thick.

COLOR AFTER WATER 9/10
Greener than the raw color promised. Thick and opaque.

AROMA 16/30
Nice oil, buttery scent before louche. After louche, surprisingly almost no scent, but the louche was done outdoors, which didn't help it. My experience is the reverse of Hartsmar's. This absinthe should be given the benefit of the doubt that one of us got it wrong. Louched with three parts of water - could be that a different ratio is needed.

MOUTH-FEEL 7/10
Velvety, but with some bite.

TASTE 10/20
Not bad, not exactly good either. Burns down the throat.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 5/10

Artemis scores Lemercier Abisinthe 72 Amer 62 out of 100.

Reviewed by Hartsmar 3/3/2005

COLOR BEFORE WATER: 6/10
Very pale yellowish green. Natural but as said, a little too pale.

LOUCHE ACTION 7/10
Nothing very unusual, but I noticed that the slow drip produced wonderful oily trails in the absinthe. That pulled out a very fine louching effect.

COLOR AFTER WATER 7/10
Color improves and is a bit more green now. Still natural looking, and actually quite appealing.

AROMA 21/30
Before adding water, there's really nothing to it. Nothing bad but nothing out of the ordinary either. Wormwood and fennel can be detected, but they don't blend into anything special. After adding water, the AROMA improves quite a bit. It's more pronounced and presents a bit more complex herbal mixture. It doesn't reach the very top, though.

MOUTH-FEEL 5/10
At first it seems all right, then it turns very harsh on the tongue.

TASTE 15/20
It's a very nice drink, the wormwood is very much there, but it does get a bit too "spicy". The Amer 72 would benefit from a smoother more harmonious blend of the herbs. Still, it's nice.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 7/10
As said, a nice enough drink. Would benefit from some work.

Note: This one really benefits from adding sugar to it. That presents a whole different drink. The mouth-feel and taste improves a lot. However, that shouldn't be needed if this was really a top quality absinthe. I enjoy it, but it must be with sugar.

Harsmar scores Lemercier Abisinthe 72 Amer 68 out of 100.

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