Appearance : straw
Nose : rich and malty. We are immediately transported to a barley field just after the rain (Pétrichor). The nose also reveals aromas of candied citrus fruit and orange bonbons. Yellow florals (St Johns wort) and beeswax enrich the palette of flavours. After a few seconds, the whisky develops into yellow fleshy fruits (quince) accompanied by freshly malted grains, pepped up with a soft note of leather.
Palate : round and well-balanced. The whisky maintains excellent texture, attesting to its slow and careful reduction. Fruity aromas (peach, white grape) appear first, followed quickly by grains and barley malt. Next, caramelized, resinous notes and a hint of cocoa powder bring the palate richness and complexity.
Overall : a sensation of sweetness (over-ripe grape) coats the palate. The fruity aromas linger for a few seconds, before disappearing to allow the appearance of a selection of varying degrees of roasted malt. A few minutes later, the cocoa found on the palate reappears to mark the end of the tasting.