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1.0 liter
Francois Bezencon

Another Val-de-Travers La Bleue.

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Absinthe Elixier du Pays des Fees 2011-12-15 20:24:21 Markus Hartsmar
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Reviewed by Markus Hartsmar    December 15, 2011

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They just keep coming - the La Bleues out of Val de Travers, Switzerland. This bottle was given to me for review by Andy at Absinth24.net.

With a perfect clear color, at 55% and with a label with the Swiss cross and all, it seems to meet all the needs to qualify as a La Bleue, but does it? Yes it does. Honestly, this is a very good absinthe. In the style of a La Bleue it yields a nice floral aroma easily filling the rooms with the scent of fennel, wormwood and anise. There is a slight hint of hyssop in the back and something that I think might be mint or at least something with a minty character.

Adding water to the "Elixier" quickly produces a nice thick and creamy milky white louche. With a heavy cloud rising from the bottom and slowly turning the entire drink completely opaque. The louching further enhances the rich aroma and it lingers wonderfully out of the glass. The taste is just as good as the aroma promises. It can be quite tongue numbing if you add too little water, but at the right ratio it's very good. I'd say it reminds a lot of the Bugnon's Clandestine La Bleue and the Kübler 53, though each one of those are still a drink of its own. They're similar but there are enough differences to set them apart.
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