Colour: intense golden yellow.
Nose: refined, distinguished. The mineral first nose (chalk, basalt) reveals a very elegant peat and smoke. Also salty and iodine, the aroma palette overflows with fruity (pear, Mirabelle plum), vanilla and refreshingly mentholated notes. Allowed to breathe, aromas of white flowers (lilac, lily of the valley) and aromatic plants (sage, camomile) tactfully fill the air.
Palate: svelte, lively. Just as mineral as the first nose, the attack focuses on malted barley. On the mid-palate, a relatively dry peat appears alongside flavours of toast and candied lemon. Gradually, a few grains of pepper and clove bring the flavour palette more power. At the end of the palate, a very beautiful malty bitterness closes the second stage of the tasting.
Overall: long, rich. The milky start of the finish (coconut, rice pudding) is delicately honeyed (acacia), fruity (Mirabelle plum) and lemony. Tar and sleet notes then turn the focus to the end of the finish’s empyreumatic character. The charming retro-nasal olfaction is flooded with the juice of a William’s pear and agave. Fermentary (grist) and subtle, the empty glass stays in harmony with the nose and palate.