Appearance : burnished gold with green hues.
Nose : lively, powerful. On the first nose, aromas of benzoin, musk and camphor fill every inch of the air. Gradually, lemon zest, honeysuckle, coconut milk, vanilla and white fruits (pear, peach) create an elegant riposte perfect for opening the particularly hearty tasting. Allowed to breathe, the aromatic palette becomes exotic (banana, pineapple), oily (sunflower, olive) and very liquorice. Little by little, however, the initial energy returns, with notes of agave, pink peppercorn, ginger, vetiver and chilli (Cayenne pepper).
Palate : sharp, dynamic. Immediately, the cane sugar and vanilla deposited on the edge of the palate help soften a hot, medicinal attack characterized by the presence of various hydrocarbon notes (petrol, diesel). The flavour palette enthusiastically moves into fruity (pear, Mirabelle plum), lush (cut hay, straw), divinely mentholated and lemony lands.
Overall : long, distinguished. At the start of the finish, notes of sugar cane and cane sugar rival the intensity of hot tar, smoked meat and flavours of burnt sugar cane. Unctuous, oily and harmonious, the retro-nasal olfaction is also strongly marked by terpenic (lava, manganese) and empyreumatic (tarmac, thuja) notes. The empty glass is liquoricey, powdery (cocoa) and aromatic (chervil), recreating the aromas of soil dampened by a storm.