Nose : Fine, precise. Delightfully mentholed and herbaceous (lemon verbena, sage), the first nose quickly evolves into slightly medicinal (arnica), juicy (fresh pressed cane juice), floral (linden, white lilac) and exotic (pineapple, mango) notes. Very concentrated, as it aerates, it comes closer to raw sugar cane. Magnificent. Sweet spices (cinnamon, ginger) also come into play. Becoming increasingly floral (lily of the valley, peony, honeysuckle), the aromatic palette is punctuated by saffron, vanilla, and herbaceous notes of great distinction.
Palate : Straightforward, determined. The attack on the palate clearly lays out the debates: sugar cane and cane sugar reign supreme. To the point that one can literally see a field of sugar cane and sugar cane juice emerging from the press in the glass. Exotic (kaffir lime, passion fruit), the mid-palate is marked by notes of fresh tobacco, roasted nuts, iris, vanilla and coconut. In the finish, cane syrup spreads over the palate.
Finish : Long, indulgent. At the beginning of the finish, between a vanilla flan, a lime tart, a Normandy tart and an pineapple crumble, it’s cruel to have to choose which of these desserts comes out on top. At the very end of the palate, powdered cocoa mixed with dried fruits (date, fig) tastefully covers the aromatic palette. Fragrances of blooming geranium and flavors of vine peaches and bourbon vanilla light up a retro-olfaction full of freshness. The empty glass reveals notes of Havana, flambéed banana, coriander and coffee.