Colour: pale gold.
Nose: concentrated, complex. One after the other, the first nose reveals passion fruit, ash, sleet, hydrocarbon (fuel oil), milky peat, almond, lemon, pear, chilli (Cayenne pepper), iodine and salt. Allowed to breathe, white florals pierce through tarmac. The aroma palette then becomes magnificently herbaceous (white mint), peppery and even more floral (white lilac, lily of the valley).
Palate: lively yet creamy. Like the first nose, the attack wavers between passion fruit, peat and lime. In passing, it adds a sprinkling of vanilla pod and chocolate chip. The absolutely delicious mid- palate sees peat envelop the entire palate in mentholated, spicy (clove, star anise) and camphoric flavours. The particularly salty end of the palate is characterized by notes of shellfish, sea spray, fleur de sel and liquorice stick.
Finish: long, concentrated. At the start of the finish, lavender honey, zan liquorice sweets, oily peat, soot, agave, tarmac, smoked fish, eucalyptus, incense, candied lemon, coconut milk and fresh walnut bring us back to the nose and palate. The retro-nasal olfaction creates the pleasant sensation of smoking a delicately herbaceous and spicy Havana cigar. In unison, the empty glass reveals passion fruit, lime, oily peat and sleet.