Profile: the opulent first nose stages a deliciously honeyed, floral (hyacinth) and sugary cane juice. Allowed to breathe, spices (clove, nutmeg), red fruit (raspberry) and apricot coulis form an original ensemble of aromas. The lively yet elegant attack is particularly fruity (Williams pear), spicy (black pepper) and floral (violet). The animal (bacon) mid-palate is tangy (lime) and unctuous (warm cane sugar). The well-balanced start of the finish is like a distillate fresh off the still. Lush (fresh mint, green tea), it is also honeyed (geranium). The retro-nasal olfaction makes a happy return to William’s pear.