Appearance : old gold.
Nose : rich and deep. Notes of cereal and ripe fruit (apple, pear). A succession of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg), dried fruit (almond, apricot) and candied citrus fruit (grapefruit, lemon) enveloped in noble wood and beeswax.
Palate : balanced, enveloping. Its fruity (mirabelle plum, plum) sweetness is tangible. Forgotten, the relative dryness of the nose, the bitterness of the malted barley, reappears. But, apart from bringing a touch of green, it has almost no real influence. Vanilla
Overall : long, firm. The spices (more cloves) melt fully into fine notes of oak, vanilla and fresh walnut. Candied, the citrus fruit become much fresher and juicier. Punctuated by translucent floral (lime blossom) and herbaceous (mint) notes.