Appearance : burnished gold with biscuit tinges.
Nose : full-bodied, harmonious. The slightly meaty (bacon) first nose is above all fruity (lemon and orange zest), malty and floral (lime blossom, gladiolus), with notes of sweet pastry (spice bread). Allowed to breathe, exotic fruits (mango, passion fruit) emerge from the depths of the aromatic palette. These are beautifully accompanied by notes of curry, saffron and precious wood. Now, a sensation of fullness reigns, barely disturbed by the presence of medicinal notes (mustard, benzoin).
Palate : rich, unctuous. Overflowing with exoticism (guava, passion fruit), the attack literally transcends the nose. Next, essential oils (savory, bergamot), notes of French toast and café au lait create an invigorating yet creamy collection of flavours. The mid-palate is primarily occupied by malted barley and heady florals (peony rosedale). At the end of the palate, beeswax and lavender honey slip into every empty space.
Overall : long, full. Like taffeta or the rough skin of white peach, the start of the finish has a hugely delicate texture. Later, vanilla, spearmint, apricot stone and fresh coriander wonderfully complement this flavour picture. On the retro-nasal olfaction, clove and nutmeg add a nobly spice dimension to the ensemble. As on the first nose, the empty glass is meaty and floral.