Week 10: La Veuve Verte [52 Whispers From The Muse]

La Veuve Verte

Overall Rating: 4.3

Appearance: 4.0
Louche: 5.0
Aroma: 4.0
Flavor/Mouthfeel: 4.0
Finish: 4.0
Overall: 4.5

Style: Verte

ABV: 68%
Country: Switzerland
Distillery: DuVallon

Appearance: Perfect crystalline yellow green.
Louche: This was one of the most beautiful louches I’ve seen. Thick, rolling clouds of yellow and green. If it wasn’t such a small bottle and hard to get, I’d just keep pouring this to watch it dance.
Aroma: Full but not strong. Sweet and a bit perfumey. Not nearly as strong in Anise as that super thick louche would suggest.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Again with a nice fullness like in the aroma. No flavor overwhelming another but still very robust Alpine. Well balanced with a bit of citrus.
Finish: While the flavor was full and bold, it didn’t hang around for very long. The Anise holds your tongue just after the sip but it quickly fades to Wormwood. Pleasant but I wish it had more stamina to match it’s punch.

Overall: A distinct pleasure to drink and has a character of it’s own. I did drink this at  ~1:3 with water so perhaps that’s why it seemed so bold to me. Your mileage will probably vary as this seems like the kind of Absinthe that will change characteristics drastically with more or less water. As it is at 1:3, I loved it.

It’s also a well known fact that I’m a complete sucker for packaging. I absolutely love this label, and The Green Widow probably endears me to the drink.

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