Colour : Aged gold with orange highlights.
Nose : Vibrant and resolute. Of absolute classicism, it conjures images of aged wood paneling, the richest Cuban cigars, and the most delicately powdered spices (saffron, ginger, cinnamon). It evolves to roasted peanuts, greengage plums, and rhubarb jam. The citrus notes it imparts are caramelized, as are the apricots. Yet, it retains an exquisite freshness.
Palate : Noble and refined. The same spices and powdery notes intermingle with dried exotic fruits (banana, pineapple, passion fruit), licorice, and heady flowers (violet, lilac, hyacinth). Its bitterness brings forth a plethora of aromatic herbs (lemon verbena, chamomile, sage).
Finish : Long, substantial, almost carnal. Its Oriental character emerges (ylang-ylang), as do hints of balsamic vinegar. It then oscillates between wild dark fruits (blackberries, blueberries) and mint chocolate. The journey extends to pipe tobacco and an artichoke heart.
Profile : Noble and refined.