Appearance : deep burnished gold.
Nose : refined, distinguished. With remarkable elegance, the first nose is exotic (passion fruit, kiwi, pineapple), medicinal (ointment, mustard poultice), floral (geranium, reseda), honeyed (acacia, lime blossom), roasted (tobacco, coffee) and lemony. Allowed to breathe, cane sugar flows uninterrupted across the entire aromatic palette. Gradually, coconut milk and vanilla bring lots of sweetness and creaminess.
Palate : lively, sharp. The very stately and bright attack reveals sweet pastry notes (Normandy tart, sugary brioche). On the mid-palate, lime blossom honey, apricot jam, rose and heliotrope further raise the level of the tasting. The sunny end of the palate is characterized by notes of sugar cane, straw and aromatic plants (chervil, wicker, parsley).
Overall : long, concentrated. Adding flavours of vanilla flan and cr?me br?l?e, the start of the finish is a real sweet treat. Next, dried bananas and cocoa beans coat the taste buds in their velvety and powdery tannins. Extremely rich, the very end of the palate is medicinal (camphor, iodine tincture) and deliciously sweet and savoury. On the retro-nasal olfaction, clove, nutmeg and iris butter accentuate the finish’s heady character. The empty glass reveals notes of pipe tobacco, artichoke heart and noble spices (saffron, turmeric).