Appearance : coppery amber with glints of old gold.
Nose : rich, deep. On the first nose, notes of juicy orange, dark chocolate, nuts (hazelnut, peanut), apricot, verbena and cinnamon illustrate the complexity of the aromatic palette. Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly heady (lily, carnation), powdery (cocoa) and spicy (garam masala). Rich (raisin loaf), it becomes increasingly exotic (mango, passion fruit). In the grand finale, red and black fruits (raspberry, strawberry, bramble, blueberry) bring a particularly refreshing touch.
Palate : unctuous, enchanting. The deliciously oxidative attack (candied apricot, cherry brandy) is characterized by notes of pipe tobacco, dark chocolate, turmeric, star anise and very ripe mango. It literally transcends the nose. With incredible smoothness, the mid-palate alternates between mint tea, strawberry jam, quince jelly and even mocha. The end of the palate’s fleshy texture adds an almost sensual dimension to the palette of aromas.
Overall : elegant, distinguished. As the finish begins, we are invited to enjoy both the juice of wild peaches and black grapes, and succulent roasted coffee notes. There is perfect osmosis between the sherry and malted barley. The impressive end of the palate returns to notes of tobacco, adding cut hay, date and fig. The retro-nasal olfaction draws us into a cabinet-maker’s workshop (noble wood, beeswax). The empty glass is spicy (saffron, cumin), praline and honeyed.