Appearance : burnished gold with copper tinges.
Nose : clean, refined. With an incredibly fresh expression, the first nose wavers between aromas of chlorophyll, mint and cane juice. Allowed to breathe, a wonderfully vanilla and spicy (cinnamon) sequence provides a perfectly timed, creamy transition. Next, exotic fruits (mango, guava) and white fruits (pear, peach) bring lots of exoticism and energy. Increasingly floral (honeysuckle, rose poivrée) and magnificently expressive, the aromatic palette reveals fields of sugar cane stretching into the distance.
Palate : lively, elegant. The very natural attack recreates extremely delicate flavours of sugarcane juice and fresh cane. Transcending the exotic character of the aromatic palette (pineapple, persimmon), the mid-palate is also nobly woody (wax, oak) and spicy (saffron, nutmeg). The flavour palette gradually takes on heady tones of rare intensity (iris butter, geranium blossom). Staying close to the sugar cane, the end of the palate is coated in freshly pressed cane sugar.
Overall : long, intense. The start of the finish is then dazzlingly fruity (mango, pear, apricot, kaffir lime). Likewise, clove, star anise and pink peppercorn add to the already rich spicy register. Equipped with remarkable acidity, the end of the finish reveals flavours of lime and orange zest. Floral (peony, lilac), vanilla and fruity (wild peach), the retro-nasal olfaction boasts impressive length. The empty glass is empyreumatic (glambéed banana), vegetal (tobacco) and roasted (coffee, mocha).