Colour: bright gold.
Nose: rich, concentrated. The slightly medicinal (ointment), liquorice, spicy (pepper) and creamy (coconut milky) first nose is also vanilla and herbaceous (green barley, cut hay). Allowed to breathe, heady fragrances (iris, mimosa) and stronger spices (nutmeg, clove) pepper a beautiful vegetal (rush, bamboo), fermentary (cooked barley, porridge), lemony and fruity (pear, pineapple) sequence. Superb!
Palate: lively, dynamic. The very slender attack is herbaceous (green barley), vanilla and exotic (pineapple, banana). On the midpalate, milky flavours (almond, coconut) and aniseed notes form an extremely harmonious ensemble. At the end of the palate, candied lemon and aromatic plants (sage, verbena) refresh the palate. Even later, barley grains roll abundantly across the tongue.
Finish: long, well-balanced. The finely liquorice start of the finish is like an extremely lush (meadow, clover, dandelion) rustic spring landscape. At the end of the finish, new fruits appear (gooseberry, white redcurrant, pippin apple). The mineral retro-nasal olfaction (chalk) returns to the green and medicinal notes from the first nose (mustard poultice, plaster). The empty glass is flooded with fragrances of lime blossom, fresh coriander, jasmine and candied fruit (pear, lemon).