Nicely balanced and reasonably complex. A nicely balanced aroma of wormwood, mint, anise, lemon balm, among other things. This has a high proof and the alcohol presence makes itself known in the bouquet - but not in the overwhelming way which one would expect. While the alcohol does express its presence it is not overwhelming but does warn you this is serious stuff.
Taste: Rather complex and multifaceted- especially compared to some we have been trying lately. Interesting bitter (wormwood and gentian), with the mint, balm, anise and sugar with star both in front and on its heel coating your tongue. The anise is more pronounced in this absinthe than some of the other recent imports along with the wormwood and alcohol. Very pastis-like ending with a pleasantly semi bitter finish and some anise coating.