Color: bright gold
Nose: both ample and delicate. Smoky, medicinal, iodized and saline, the first nose reveals a Caol Ila which clearly resembles the Lagavulin style. Oily, animal and candied (plum, peach), over time it becomes more and more oxidative, honeyed (acacia, lavender) and spicy (star anise). The airy character of the aromatic palette is pure enchantment.
Palate: lively, natural. On the palate, sleet accompanies intense smoke as well as flavors of fleur de sel. Oscillating between honey and marine notes, the mid-palate evokes a magnificent straw wine from Jura. Dynamic, the very end of the palate is marked by a remarkable malty bitterness with the climax of ashes which trickle down the walls of the palate.
Overall: long, distinctive. Intimately linked to the palate, the finish prolongs the sensation of taste pleasure that emanates from the taste palette for a long time. Rocky, sweet (cough candy) and coppery, the aftertaste in turn evokes Lagavulin. Very marine, the retro-olfaction invites to savor a seafood platter while tiger balm acts like an ointment on the taste buds. The empty glass is malty, peaty, milky (barley porridge) and finely licorice. Magnificent.