Appearance : burnished gold with copper tinges.
Nose : fine, rich. On the first nose, notes of Mirabelle plum, apricot and bitter orange create an aromatic ensemble of great distinction. Allowed to breathe, it becomes vanilla, malty, herbaceous (cut hay), floral (honeysuckle) and spicy (clove, nutmeg). Very mature, it develops with lots of expression into warm notes of forest floor (chestnut, walnut, fallen leaves). Gradually, powdery aromas (curry, cocoa) bring more and more charm.
Palate : powerful, lively. Unlike the nose, the palate is immediately very invigorating. A few exotic fruits (pineapple, guava) and dried fruits (date, fig) feed an attack full of energy. A little after, the mid-palate is completely in unison with the aromatic palette. The fruity register is composed of ripe fruits (pear, Mirabelle plum) and red fruits (raspberry, red currant). Also floral (old rose, hawthorn) and nobly spicy (cardamom, saffron), it lingers on notes of dark chocolate and coffee, whilst lime blossom honey softly coats the taste buds.
Overall : long, rich. Full of serenity, the start of the finish boasts rare richness (Paris-Brest cake, crème brûlée). Refreshed by the tangy juice of an orange, the end of the palate is deliciously liquorice. As a signature, on the retro-nasal olfaction and empty glass, woody (oak, praline) and roasted (tobacco) flavours take the upper hand.