Appearance : pale gold.
Nose : rich, concentrated. Underscored by notes of frangipane pastries and raisin cake, the initial nose is remarkably fruity (banana, pineapple, stewed apple). Allowed to breathe, it is covered in a layer of vanilla and crushed almonds. Gradually, notes of new oak and malted barley unite to bring lots of depth.
Palate : neat, resolute. The very slender attack is focused on one fruit in particular, Mirabelle plum, perhaps even a Mirabelle plum liqueur. The slightly tannic (fruit skin) mid-palate is delicately herbaceous and mentholated. This refreshing sequence allows other fruits to appear (pear, apple). The end of the palate is at once lemony, vanilla and medicinal (arnica, ointment).
Overall : long, full-bodied. The very lush (fern, green malt) finish precisely reproduces the fruity character of the palate. Then, coriander and dill gradually line the edge of the palate. The sweet retronasal olfaction returns to the exotic character of the initial nose, adding mango and lichee. The ethereal empty glass is floral (lilac, lily of the valley) and luscious (bay leaf, sage).
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