Color: deep old gold.
Nose: both subtle and concentrated. On the first nose, an empyreumatic peat (turpentine, sleet) occupies the entire olfactory space. Then, it becomes floral (tulip, mignonette), chocolatey and magnificently malty. When aired, medicinal fragrances (balm, sinapism) bring a lot of energy to an aromatic palette that unreservedly reveals its deliciously honeyed, vanilla, roasted (coffee) and finely caramelized character.
Palate: ample, suave. With great acuity, the attack on the palate features a peat with chocolate, liquorice and oily flavors of remarkable smoothness. In the mid-palate, mineral salts rise to the surface of the palate. Marked by notes of fish and smoked bacon, the aftertaste is also imbued with notes of vanilla, ash (soot) and root (gentian).
Overall: long, robust. At the start of the final, peat and sherry wine engage in a Homeric duel. On the one hand, we find algae, oily soil and intense smoke; on the other, currants, almonds, pineapples and candied lemons. Refusing to play the referee, the retro-olfaction alternates peaty and vinous sequences. As you go, swirls of smoke permeate the ambient atmosphere while flavors of vanilla custard nourish the taste buds. The empty glass is at the same time malty, peaty, root (ginseng), animal (leather) and spicy (ginger, cloves).