Appearance : colourless
Nose : rich, powerful. The delicately tarry first nose is characterized by notes of fermented exotic fruits (banana, pineapple, passion fruit) and burnt sugar cane juice. Mineral (slate), once allowed to breathe, it becomes medicinal (ointment, mustard seed), camphoric and rubbery. A few heady florals (iris, dahlia) gradually fragrance an atmosphere that, with lots of nuance, places sugar cane at the heart of the aromatic palette.
Palate : lively yet creamy. The extremely fruity (pineapple, banana) attack also reveals a handful of essential oils (savory, chervil) and plants (watercress, rocket). The fibrous mid-palate is like a bed of sugar cane placed directly onto tarmac. The solar end of the palate is characterized by citrus fruit zest (lemon, grapefruit), new aromatic plants (sage, fennel, verbena) and spices (cumin, grey pepper).
Overall : long, heady. Like a lemon yoghurt, the start of the finish is also vegetal, floral (lavender, rose) and fruity (Williams pear, Mirabelle plum). The rich and concentrated flavour palette admires a luxurious landscape in which sugar cane fields stretch into the distance. On the retro-nasal olfaction, cane flower and lime blossom honey gently coat the taste buds. The empty glass returns to the fermentary start of the tasting.