Nose : Refined, assertive. Slightly licorice, it is first and foremost mineral (chalk, flint). With aeration, it opens up to notes of white flowers (lily of the valley, lily), dried fruits (date, prune), and honey. Gradually, salted butter caramel envelops the aromatic palette. Then it becomes increasingly spicy (black pepper), pungent (Cayenne), and marked by citrus (lime, marmalade).
Palate : Lively, refined. In turn, supported by a pleasant minerality (slate), the attack on the palate oscillates between aromatic plants (sage, chamomile, rosemary), stone fruits (apricot, peach), and exotic fruits (banana, mango, pineapple). The aftertaste is finely woody and roasted (tobacco, coffee). In the end, spices play the role of emissaries.
Finish : Long, indulgent. In continuity, the finish appropriates the spiciness of the aftertaste by adding cloves and nutmeg. Fresh fruits (grapes, pears) then come to the forefront of a powerful gustatory palette that does not give itself away so easily. The retro-olfaction oscillates between acacia honey, vanilla, and verbena. The empty glass invites us to savor black licorice.