Week 16: Vit Opal [52 Whispers From The Muse]
Overall Rating: 4.6
Appearance: Exceptionally lustrous and clear.
Louche: Very strong trails that dynamically form to billowy clouds. Thick with a perfect hint of translucence.
Aroma: An alpine blossom that spread and held even while sitting outside with a breeze. There is something floral that sits among a wonderful balance of the Holy Trinity of Anise, Wormwood and Fennel. Mesmerizingly appealing.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Somehow this seems like a traditional bleue that has a good bit of it’s own character to make it stand out. Freshly well ballanced with a hint of mint and a wee bit of pleasant bitterness. It’s exactly as thick as I like an Absinthe, creamy without being milky.
Finish: The minty bitterness stays on a slightly numbed tongue while the back of your mouth holds some of those characteristic herbals.
This may be the first review I’ve done of an Absinthe I’ve never tasted before doing the actual review. I received several new bottles I’ve never tried this year already and the Absinthes from Svensk Absint were highly recommended. I decided to try the Vit Opal before the Grön Opal (Svensk Absint’s Verte) since I’ve seen a bunch of others try the Verte and haven’t seen as much chatter on the Bleue. This is the second brand I’ve had from Sweden and from what I can tell, these Swedish Absinthes are here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And they’re all out of bubblegum.