Colour : Rose copper.
Nose : Ample, pulpy. With a very pleasant grapey note (black grapes), the first nose instantly transports us to a lagar where whole bunches of grapes have just been foot-trodden. Delicate, the aromatic palette is also finely oxidative (apricot, cherry eau de vie, crushed strawberry, and raspberry). As we delve deeper, aromas of prune mingle with notes of dark chocolate, fig, and tobacco. Superb.
Palate : Lively, slender. On the attack, cocoa powder spreads over the taste buds. Then, flavors of candied fruit (apricot, peach) and plantain banana provide a lot of charm to the taste palette. In the mid-palate, citrus fruits (mandarin, orange) make a timely appearance. The finish is refreshed by various infusions (black tea, sage, absinthe) as well as eucalyptus flavors.
Finish : long, silky. Mineral (slate), the beginning of the finish oscillates between heady flowers (hawthorn, honeysuckle, wallflower), red and black fruits (strawberry, grape, cherry), and spices (curry, cinnamon, ginger). Evoking a delicious crème brûlée, the retro-olfaction is of rare suavity. The empty glass reveals particularly intense fragrances of linden, elderberry, and undergrowth (mushrooms, lichen).