Appearance : deep gold.
Nose : rich, concentrated. The very exotic (pineapple, banana) first nose is also vanilla, herbaceous (hay bale) and spicy (pepper, nutmeg). Allowed to breathe, vanilla becomes more present and tiger balm replaces the spices. Lingering on, ripe fruits (Williams pear, Golden Delicious apple) and acacia honey flesh out the sweet and fruity character of the aromatic palette. Very mature, it then becomes increasingly rich (rum baba), roasted (coffee) and vegetal (tobacco).
Palate : firm yet creamy. On the attack, a very delicately liquorice malted barley criss-crosses the palate. Gradually, strong spices (nutmeg, clove) and other sweet spices (cinnamon, cumin) shower the taste buds. Drawn to the world of sweets, the mid-palate is milky (coconut, walnut), preciously woody (polish, wax) and camphoric. Pancake and maple syrup then take us deeper into the North-American continent.
Overall : long, dense. Superbly honeyed (lavender) and mentholated, the start of the finish is also very malty. The same Williams pears and Golden Delicious apples then take us back to the fruity aromatic palette. The very end of the palate is filled with spices (cinnamon, ginger, green liquorice). The milky and vanilla retro-nasal olfaction fervently evokes a delicious vanilla flan. Peanut notes. The empty glass is floral (hyacinth), fermentary (washtun) and roasted (coffee, mocha).
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