LaCheteau Vouvray 2011
Loire Valley, France
The nose of this white wine is subdued. Honeydew and the tickle of tannins are all I get from it. On tasting, it initially reminds me of Southern white wines with a lot of sweetness. Luckily, a healthy dose of acidity counteracts that. It’s bright and buttery, and lime, green apple, and mellow honeydew notes give way to lots of rich vanilla custard.
LaCheteau Vouvray 2011 is a good, solid, by-the-book white wine. Ultimately, though, it’s not my cup of tea wine.
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This is a pretty darn expensive absinthe at $60 according to my husband—it was a birthday present. It’s from France, but the fake import stickers on the label are off putting. If they are from France, they don’t need to play at it. However, my doubts are quieted as I drink it and discover how good of an absinthe maker this is. The color untouched by water is neon green.
It tastes strongly like a Good-N-Plenty in this state. That means it’s also a bit sweet, which I think is a good thing for a strong spirit like absinthe.
After the dripping process, the smell is much subdued.
It has a mellow licorice taste—okay, mellow for me, which is probably way too strong for most of y’all. I think it tastes like a licorice-spiced whipped cream, and I love it. Smooth is good when you’re drinking absinthe. So is that giggly absinthe tipsy.
Overall, Absente is not nearly as overwhelming as the Lucid I reviewed a while back, and that’s a win for me.
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