Nose : Fresh, original. The nose immediately brings star anise and cumin to the forefront. Only salt notes make one think of mezcal. Once these moments of surprise have passed, agave milk restores order. Then, just as it arrives, green licorice fades to make way for lime and yellow lemons. The whole is very dynamic.
Palate : Full, fine. In turn, it causes confusion by first taking on unusual notes of mustard seed and mint. Moreover, the aniseed mid-palate sees gentian roots looming on the horizon. Its bitterness is particularly salivating. The inherent mezcal ingredients, i.e. salt, pepper, and citrus, only arrive in the finish.
Finish : Long, rich. This time, there is no doubt that we are tasting an excellent mezcal. Candied lemons and sweet oranges mingle with notes of green apple and fleur de sel. The retro-olfaction is chocolatey and floral (agave flower). The empty glass is milky and herbaceous (tobacco) and also reveals notes of artichoke bottom.