La Valdetra Verte
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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Alcohol Level: 65 %
Vendors: ♣ Absinthes.com
Description: Distilled by Gaudentia Persoz, Val-de-Travers - Switzerland
Absinthe La Valdetra Verte at Absinthes.com
Reviewed by Hartsmar 7/7/2007
COLOR BEFORE WATER 2/10
For a verte, it's very little green. Completely wrong in color and clearly - someone need to take notes on how to color an absinthe.
LOUCHE ACTION 7/10
An ok louche which ends up fine and thick.
COLOR AFTER WATER 7/10
What do you know - it ended up looking like a louched blanche. Meaning - it certainly lacks some green. It's a nice enough color based on the initial color though.
Before water: It has a decent complexity at first and shows good promise. Then the alcohol kicks you on the nose along with a slightly irritating bitter finish.
After water: It presents a nicer, rounder aroma now. A better balance with a bit of a licorice touch to it.
A little too light at first but it grows better after a few short seconds. Sadly with a dry less pleasant finish.
It could've been a nice absinthe had they used herbs in their coloring instead. The main profile is that of a rather ok La Bleue with the addition of a coloring step gone bad.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 5/10
As a verte this is a complete mistake. However, being that the base of it all shows a rather good quality this could very well be turned into a good verte, making the coloration the way it should be made.
Hartsmar scores La Valdetra Verte 59 out of 100