Appearance : topaz with green hues.
Nose : rich, concentrated. On the first nose, the stage is set, with elegant peat and lots of red and black fruits (raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, blackcurrant) playing equal roles. Allowed to breathe, peat, soot, smoke and animal notes take the upper hand. Then there is a change of scene. Liquorice, camphor, turmeric, lime and above all malted barley grains enter the stage to play opposite an increasingly intense smoke.
Palate : delicate, minimalist. Overflowing with exoticism (pineapple, banana), the attack is also milky (café au lait, fromage blanc), herbaceous (lucerne), liquorice, oily and intensely smoky and peaty. Allowed to breathe, candied lemon, acacia honey and verbena evoke a traditional white port. The liquorice and terpenic (lava, incense) end of the palate takes us straight to the fireside (soot, ash).
Overall : long, generous. At the start of the finish, flavours of vanilla flan and tobacco notes appear together in perfect harmony. In reality, over the course of the tasting, the animal character (Viande des Grisons) of this Amrut has become increasingly marked. On the edges, ripe fruit (pear, apple), citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit) and green liquorice play secondary roles essential to its balance. On the retro-nasal olfaction, barley grains gush across the palate. The empty glass is bacony, medicinal (camphor) and vegetal (juniper berry).