Appearance : orangey copper.
Nose : full-bodied, round. The magnificently herbaceous (mint, chervil) and roasted (tobacco, coffee) first nose quickly becomes hot (Espelette pepper, paprika), slightly tarry (zan liquorice sweets) and honeyed (pine). Allowed to breathe, it becomes increasingly rich (chocolate éclair, tarte tatin). Next, dried fruits (date, fig, walnut) gradually appear alongside notes of precious wood (polish, wax) and leather.
Palate : precise, full of energy. The attack clearly evokes a raspberry brandy, showcasing the quality of an unctuous, almost creamy, distillate. On the mid-palate, this youthful interlude gradually makes way for a very confident maturity. Nectarine, toasted walnut, dark chocolate and liquorice pay testament to this very charming transformation.
Overall : long, generous. The very Andalusian start of the finish is both unctuous and salty. Its sweetness evokes a Pedro Ximenez wine. At the same time, florals (carnation, lily, iris) add a heady dimension. Peanut and toast notes underscore the rich character of the flavour palette. As a final signature, the retro-nasal olfaction and empty glass pay a vibrant tribute to malted barley.