Appearance : orangey copper.
Nose : elegant, complex. On the first nose, a very subtle smoke and a no-less delicate peat soar over floral (reseda, peony, carnation), fruity (apricot, orange), honeyed (heather), chocolate and caramelized lands. Exceptional! Allowed to breathe, fragrances of Russian leather, tiger balm and ash bring lots of light to the aroma palette.
Palate : at once lively and delicate. On the attack, a liquorice and salty peat coats the outside of the palate. In its wake it brings malted barley grain, roasted apple and curry. The velvety mid-palate eloquently evokes emery cloth. The end of the palate is characterized by notes of cocoa bean.
Overall : long, remarkably well-balanced. The medicinal (benzoin resin), musky, spicy (clove), earthy, peaty and animal (smoked meat) start of the finish also reveals various red fruits (raspberry, strawberry) and black fruits (bramble, blackcurrant). The floral (lavender, lilac) retro-nasal olfaction is also oily (olive, linen), praline (gianduja) and nobly woody (oak stave). The empty glass releases smoke rings from a precious Havana cigar and straw aromas.