Appearance : pale gold.
Nose : lively, sharp. On the first nose, a rooty (gentian), herbaceous (juniper), lemon, smoky and increasingly earthy peat literally surges from the glass. Allowed to breathe, cut hay, yellow fruits (apple, pear), coconut milk and acacia honey bring lots of sweetness and creaminess to the aromatic palette. The latter is punctuated by exotic (pineapple, guava), ashy (chimney fire) and empyreumatic (sleet, diesel) aromas of great distinction.
Palate : rich, unctuous. On the attack, an oily, rich peat bursting with minerals, iodine and animal (bacon, smoked fish) flavours immediately seizes the palate. On the mid-palate, agaves release a deliciously sweet and earthy juice. The very expressive end of the palate is like a fishing boat returning to port, petrol smells in tow. A few white florals (lilac, carnation) fragrance the very end of the palate. On a chromatic front, the flavour palette wavers between bright yellows and soft greens.
Overall : long, silky. Like grandmas milk tart, the start of the finish reveals a particularly refreshing sweetness. Then, credit where credits due, malted barley takes the reins of the tasting. Undulating under a sea breeze, it brings us to the seaside to breathe in invigorating salty and iodine aromas. On the retro-nasal olfaction, lemon zest acidifies a peat that is now far drier. Then, like a tide, notes of blue agave return in force to the front of the stage. The empty glass is intensely smoky, animal (fish), mentholated and medicinal (tiger balm).