Color: orange copper
Nose: firm, powerful. On the first nose, beeswax, varnish and leather form a very dense first olfactory sequence. After aeration, the nose opens with notes of marmalade, Armenian paper, eucalyptus and tobacco, which are just as complex. Scents of lime blossom, cedar and orange zest then gradually arrive at the front of the aromatic palette.
Palate: lively, slender. In line with the nose, the attack on the palate is a subtle blend of chocolate, orange blossom, toasted almond and marmalade. On the mid-palate, aromatic plants (sage, savory, rosemary) and vanilla pods counterbalance notes of varnish, apricot kernel and royal jelly. The aftertaste is slightly camphorated and empyreumatic (burnt wood, incense).
Overall: long, racy. At the start of the finish, raisins, cocoa beans, Emery cloth and apricot jam review the heady, suave and syrupy character of the taste palette. The retro-olfaction is liquorice and its very fine grain evokes the sandy soils of Armagnac. The empty glass shines with balsamic (cypress, pine) and empyreumatic (prune, apricot kernel) freshness.