Appearance : vibrant gold.
Nose : refined, full of energy. The first nose is quite simply enchanting. With rare fullness, it is impossible to resist its profoundly malty, fruity (pear, pineapple, almond), spicy (black pepper) and mentholated character. The aromatic palette brings to a mind a venerable whisky. Allowed to breathe, a very fine layer of soot, as well as ash and vanilla pod gradually envelop the olfactory senses. Magnificently old school, the nose then becomes milky (coconut), herbaceous (cut hay) and medicinal (ointment).
Palate : clean, precise. On the attack, smoke, camphor and iodine take us to the edge of the sea to breathe in the air. The mid-palate is spicy (clove, coriander), vanilla, herbaceous and medicinal (tiger balm). At the end of the palate, grains of malted barley and maize literally roll across the palate. The palette of flavours then gradually becomes increasingly vanilla, mentholated, herbaceous (alfalfa) and fruity (pear, apple).
Overall : long, elegant. Inviting us to enjoy a delicious Madagascar vanilla ice cream, the start of the finish is also filled with stunning notes of ginger, nutmeg, sweet almond and lime blossom honey. At the end of the palate and on the retro-nasal olfaction, cinnamon and cumin add to the remarkably spicy register of the finish. The empty glass is medicinal, heady (iris) and infused (gentian, camomile).