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Weinachts Absinthe 2006


Average Score: 82
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Country of Origin: Switzerland
Type: Distilled
Alcohol Level: 58 %

Description: Limited edition christmas absinthe from Lion/Matter-Luginb├╝hl.

Review:

Reviewed by Hartsmar 2/27/2007

COLOR BEFORE WATER 10/10
Crystal clear.

LOUCHE ACTION 8/10
Not exactly dramatic or anything but ends up in a nice thick louche.

COLOR AFTER WATER 9/10
a very good white with just a slight hint of greyish blue.

AROMA 23/30
Before water: A nice character of wormwood and fine fennel and hyssop up front and with a nice addition of anise, oranges and coriander lingering, waiting to break out.
After water: It smoothens out but lets the coriander and oranges break through a bit more. Nicely done and makes you want to drink it...

MOUTH-FEEL 8/10
A very full, rich and smooth mouth-feel. The slight numbing of the tongue is just on the right side of the edge and the star anise is nicely balanced not to take up too much space.

TASTE 16/20
A fine selection of quality herbs and especially herbs not very common in most absinthes. This contributes to an interesting character and one of the more unique blanches I've had in a long time.
Anise, fennel, coriander and wormwood up front with that bit of oranges and cardamom to make the christmas spirit come to life.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 8/10
Very nice - this could easily be a "regular" that would stand out of the other mainstream blanches. An interesting and good product.

PERSONAL NOTES
I got this bottle in December 2006, pretty much unaged. It is now empty and the last glass was used to make this review. During those three months it had developed a lot and I wish I had another bottle...

Hartsmar scores Weinachts Absinthe 2006 82 out of 100

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