Appearance : topaz with light coppery glints.
Nose : full-bodied, deep. Characterized by notes of apricot and mango, the first nose is also varnished and medicinal (mustard, camphor). The very open and divinely oxidative aromatic palette becomes increasingly rich once allowed to breathe, with rice pudding cake, rum baba and very ripe banana. Gradually, beeswax and heady florals (geranium, gillyflower) bring lots of luxuriance to a d¨¦cor bathed in sunlight.
Palate : powerful, lively. The very powdery attack (cocoa, grated ginger) highlights a wood whose nobility takes on magnificent autumnal (porcini, lichen) and herbaceous (dried leaves, pipe tobacco) tones. The very thick and dense mid-palate is nourished by polish, wood filler and mastic flavours. With lots of bite, the end of the palate is pulpy (apricot flesh) and candied (orange).
Overall : long, complex. At the start of the finish, exotic fruits (mango, persimmon, guava) are covered in various honeys (lime blossom, heather). Next, stone fruits (chestnut, sweet chestnut) Li¨¨ge coffee and candied ginger accentuate the sensation of richness and exuberance emanating from the flavour palette. Sublime flavours of heady florals (violet, reseda), cinnamon and chocolate then bring lots of splendour to the retro-nasal olfaction. Much later, in the empty glass, dried extracts reveal incense and carob aromas.