Appearance : topaz.
Nose : elegant, distinguished. On the first nose, very refined bitter orange, salted butter caramel, beeswax and dark chocolate outline a remarkably classy rancio. Very slender, it develops notes of passion fruit, fresh walnut and cinnamon. Gradually, aromatic plants (chamomile, verbena), toffee and red fruits (cherry, strawberry) brilliantly punctuate the aromatic palette.
Palate : delicate, nuanced. The remarkably velvety attack is honeyed (lavender), apricoty and mentholated. On the mid-palate, noble spices (cardamom, dill, pink peppercorn), porcini, now juicy orange and Williams pear create stunning shades of crimson. The end of the palate is characterized by notes of tobacco and cinnamon.
Overall : long, balanced. Taking on the spicy character from the end of the palate, which is now even stronger (clove, nutmeg), the start of the finish is powdery (cocoa, cardamom seed) and fruity (Mirabelle plum and fig jam). This paves the way for a flood of numerous dried fruit and nuts (Corinthian raisin, date, walnut, almond, hazelnut). On the retro-nasal olfaction, damson plum and gooseberry further develop the fruity register of the flavour palette. The empty glass is spicy (ginger), herbaceous and deliciously woody (oak).
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