Monday, February 8, 2016

Week 6:Absinthe Septante7 [52 Whispers From The Muse]

 Absinthe Septante7

Overall Rating: 3.9
Appearance: 3.5
Louche: 4.0
Aroma: 4.0
Flavor/Mouthfeel: 4.0
Finish: 3.5
Overall: 4.0


Style: Blanche/Bleue       
ABV: 77%
Country: Switzerland       
Distillery: Absinthe Bovet La Valote    

Appearance: While it is very clean and crystal clear I was thinking I'd have to rate this only a 3 or so for having the slightest bit of a green tint. I do find it a bit alluring so it made it to a 3.5.
Louche: Active rolls and layers having a slight blue tinting that ends in a milk white. Slow but consistent.
Aroma: Very fresh and open aroma that spreads through the room. Definitely Fennel forward with subdued Anise.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Much milder than I expected a 154 proof drink to be even at 1 part to 3-4 parts of water. Subdued in the sense that there is nothing that punches you in the face but it does delight with earthy undertones.
Finish: Fennel and earthiness stays with you but not for long. There is a decent amount of tongue numbing which I expected from something this high of proof even though the Anise seems low.
Overall: A very pleasant drink, Laid back despite the 77% alcohol content unless I'm just getting that desensitized to high alcohol content (gods save my liver).

I'd recommend Sepante7 to someone who doesn't like Anise forward Absinthes. What is most noticeable about this is that while the Anise is present, it sits way in the back, just enough to let you know it's there. What makes it most interesting is that it's both subtle and complex. Subtle in the fact that it doesn't overwhelm you with a bomb of flavor but complex in the way that the flavors are a little unexpected and travel down your taste buds.

I wanted to do this one since there didn't seem to be many other reviews of this online. This is another I won't drink that often as it's a little more difficult to replace and will probably take a back seat to other brands. That being said, I've only had three glasses of this since I first bought it and it's uniqueness to all the other brands I have may make it more desirable to keep on hand. This is the only Absinthe I have from Bovet at the time of writing but I may try to get my hands on more.