La Fee Vallonne
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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Alcohol Level: 53 %
Description: Distilled in Fleurier, Val-de-Travers by distiller Alain Rey.
Reviewed by hartsmar 7/7/2007
COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Perfectly clear, as expected and wanted.
LOUCHE ACTION 7/10
It just builds up without any drama or real "action". It louched good enough though.
COLOR AFTER WATER 8/10
A bit paler grayish than expected but nice enough and completely opaque.
Before water a very pleasant wormwood nose with hints of fennel and a touch of pontica mixed with it. A nice complex aroma. After water the aroma flattens a bit but the anise breaks through and lends a nice sweet nose.
A nice round and full mouth-feel. The only thing to complain about is the numbing that occurs immeditaly after swallowing. It goes away rather quickly though.
A very good La Bleue with a slightly more apparent wormwood profile than most others. The taste is just a little too flat to reach the top scores but it's still one of the more interesting La Bleues I've had in a while.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 8/10
A straight forward, easy-to-like La Bleue. Considering the amount of La Bleues available today it takes some effort to stand out of that crowd. I'd say the La Fée Vallonne manages to do so, even if just a little, it is a bit more interesting than many other La Bleues. All in all it's a nice refreshing drink.
hartsmar scores La Fée Vallonne 79 out of 100