Colour : Burnished gold.
Nose : Full, heady. Like a great sweet wine, the first nose is fruity (pineapple), herbaceous (cut hay) and vanilla. Allowed to breathe, the aroma palette becomes more spicy (pepper, clove) and hot (paprika, Cayenne pepper). Gradually, fragrances of iris and empyreumatic notes of hot rubber pair together marvellously and flood every inch of the air. Accentuating the original character of this aroma sequence, dandelion scents appear.
Palate : Concentrated, rich. On the attack, warm cane sugar spreads across the palate. Its vanilla, floral (tuberose) and praline dimensions take us to a mid-palate that has more than a little in common with the elegant bitterness of a Speyside whisky. After this malty interlude, the end of the palate becomes divinely syrupy (geranium and acacia honeys), finely liquorice and vegetal (pipe tobacco).
Finish : long, rich. The unctuously vanilla start of the finish is characterised by notes of rice pudding and flan. The slightly camphoric end of the finish has clearly moved closer to the world of white alcohols (pear, Mirabelle plum). The retro-nasal olfaction places freshly cut sugar cane on the tongue. The empty glass is medicinal (elastoplast) and spicy (ginger, cinnamon).
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