Colour : Deep gold.
Nose : Fresh yet heady. The first nose is a complex combination of vanilla, lime, fresh cane juice, cane sugar, green banana and pineapple. Increasingly fine, once allowed to breathe, it becomes floral, honeyed (jasmine, acacia) and lemony. Gradually, enchanting fragrances of cane flower, vetiver and lily soar above the aroma palette.
Palate : Heady and creamy. Traversed by a herbaceous (moss, lichen) and liquorice path, the attack wavers between milky (cane juice) and fruity (pineapple, banana, Mirabelle plum) notes. Lingering on, the mid-palate is refreshed with notes of coconut milk, vanilla and agave honey. The slightly tannic end of the palate (new oak) is then medicinal (ointment) and spicy (clove, ginger).
Finish : Long, well-balanced. Closely linked to the end of the palate, the start of the finish wavers between flavours of white mint, white chocolate, green liquorice and vanilla. The springlike end of the palate (dandelion, daffodil, buttercup) precedes a retro-nasal olfaction that returns with more intensity to the exotic fruits from the nose and palate (pineapple, banana). The concentrated empty glass notably focuses on a superbly integrated wood.