Colour : Orangey copper with glints of mahogany.
Nose : Rich yet subtle. The magnificently oxidative first nose (beeswax, brandied cherries) elegantly develops tertiary and exotic registers that overflow with lyricism, revealing lime blossom, chestnut, porcini mushroom, mango, pineapple and guava. Allowed to breathe, empyreumatic notes of Russian leather, apricot stone and flambeed banana seep deep into the taste buds. Then come cocoa powder and candied apricots accompanied by fragrances of tuberose, heather honey and tiger balm.
Palate : Lively, sharp. With impressive youth, the attack is lemony, vanilla and milky (coconut, almond). On the mid-palate, candied apricot and bitter orange release a sweet and tangy juice. The end of the palate is refreshed with infusions of marjoram, peppermint and camomile.
Finish : Long, full. At the start of the finish, flavours of grated ginger, cashew nut and red tea delicately envelop the palate. The oily end of the finish is characterised by very noble notes of pipe tobacco. The deliciously liquorice and praline retro-nasal olfaction also recreates polish flavours (wax, wood varnish, sandalwood, antique furniture). The empty glass reveals stunningly mature forest floor aromas (moss, mushroom, dead leaves).