Colour: vibrant gold.
Palate: rich and unctuous. The beautiful vanilla first nose is also extremely fruity (pear, apple). Allowed to breathe, it becomes exotic (banana, passion fruit) medicinal (ointment) and spicy (Cayenne pepper, black pepper). Note that this increase in power takes place very naturally. With time, aromatic plants (rosemary, verbena) appear alongside sublime fragrances of honeysuckle and spearmint.
Palate: powerful, assertive. The attack focuses first on medicinal notes (mustard poultice, ointment). Gradually, acacia honey and William’s pear then bring more sweetness and juice to the particularly slender mid-palate. The deliciously cocoa end of the palate also allows notes of malted barley and porridge to break through. At the same time, at the top of the palate, a variety of ointments feed the flavour palette’s medicinal character.
Finish: long, well-balanced. The very rich (vanilla flan, apple tart) start of the finish is also herbaceous (cut hay, flax) and floral (lavender). Tobacco and spices (clove, nutmeg) then erupt onto the very end of the palate. On the retro-nasal olfaction, very ripe banana and black fruits (blackcurrant, bramble) make for an elixir of youth that directs the tasting towards new lands. The empty glass is intensely floral (rose, carnation, peony), honeyed (lime blossom) and mentholated.