Appearance : golden yellow with hints of green.
Nose : fresh and warm. Characterized by notes of frangipane, lime and candied pineapple, the first nose is also fibrous (sugar cane), mentholated and medicinal (tiger balm). Allowed to breathe, it becomes milky (coconut, almond), mineral (violet zan liquorice sweets) and roasted (coffee, tobacco). Oily (green olive), it continually becomes more creamy and delicate. At this point, a delicious note of courgette flower tempura surges to the surface of the aromatic palette.
Palate : firm, assertive. With its own take on the milky character of the nose (coconut, cr¨¨me fraiche), the attack is a subtle mix of fruits and florals. Apple, pineapple, greengage plum, iris butter, begonia and old rose create a maelstrom of flavours that literally flip the taste buds. On the mid-palate, cane sugar and ginger are placed delicately on the tongue. The end of the palate is refreshed with white mint, lime and fennel.
Overall : long, generous. The original start of the finish develops a sweet pastry register (Normandy tart, raisin cake) and pronounced notes of hydrocarbon (fuel, asphalt). Staying close to the cane sugar, it is then filled with beautiful tangy notes (lemon tart, yellow grapefruit). A luscious sequence (lawn, lucerne) then precedes a retro-nasal olfaction characterized by bitter almond, date and dried fig. The empty glass is empyreumatic (solvent, polish) and at the same time remarkably fresh (cane juice).