Week 4: La Clandestine [52 Whispers From The Muse]
Overall Rating: 4.5
Appearance: Diamond bright and flawlessly clear. You just can’t ask more from a Bleue.
Louche: Beautiful trails of white with wisps of blue ending with a nice translucence. Great consistency.
Aroma: I do love it when an Absinthe just takes over the room, you can almost visualize the aroma spread out from the glass. Fennel and Wormwood in the forefront with a healthy Anise underneath.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Delightfully well balanced with a nice herbal and spice follow through. It just sings of fresh Swiss breezes.
Finish: Spice and Wormwood hang on the back of the tongue, and you can almost breath the flavors that linger between sips.
La Clandestine has become one of my favorites for many reasons. Not only is it a very good Absinthe but it’s also available at the liquor store just down the road so it’s always within reach. It’s a little more on the expensive side but when compared to the only other Blanche usually available locally in stores it’s well worth the extra money.