Colour: deep burnished gold.
Nose: lively and creamy. On the first nose, aromas of honeysuckle and tuberose appear alongside bitter orange, dark chocolate and zan liquorice sweets. Allowed to breathe, the aroma palette becomes more honeyed (lime blossom), spicy (candied ginger) and stewed (apple, Mirabelle plum). Next, beautiful notes of new oak, candied lemon and cocoa powder flood the air.
Palate: rich, smooth. The attack is a real sweet treat, inviting us to bite into dried apricots and fresh figs. These fruits gradually spread an absolutely delicious liqueur across the palate. Gentian, absinthe and white mint flavours then refresh the mid-palate. The slightly camphoric end of the palate develops notes of salted butter caramel.
Finish: long, well-balanced. The very powdery start of the finish (cocoa, curry) is also tannic. Ripe banana and juicy white pear then appear together in perfect harmony. The juicy retro-nasal olfaction moves the tasting towards more exoticism (kumquat, pineapple, ka ir lime). The empty glass recalls the warm and heady air of Warehouse H where future Blanton’s wait patiently to age.