Colour : Mahogany.
Nose : Fresh, deep. On the first nose, notes of coffee grounds, red fruits (strawberry, raspberry), mushroom, Corinthian raisin, chocolate and tar give an idea of the complexity and originality of the aroma palette. Allowed to breathe, fig, date, Emery cloth, orange blossom and bay leaf fragrances interweave divinely with notes of Russian leather, grilled walnut and caramelised vanilla.
Palate : Full-bodied, svelte. On the attack, citrus fruit zest (orange, grapefruit) creates an acidic foundation for the flavour palette. On the mid-palate, flavours of fig jam and fresh fig arrive at the front of the stage. The creamy yet tannic end of the palate (grape and black cherry skin) gradually becomes increasingly balsamic (Modena vinegar, Vosges bonbons).
Finish : Long, subtle. At the start of the finish, a fine layer of soot delicately envelops the taste buds. The remarkably fresh end of the finish is characterised by notes of zan liquorice sweets. On the retronasal olfaction, the oily fragrance of pipe tobacco, fresh figs and citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit) lastingly flood the edge of the palate. The empty glass is autumnal (mushroom, sweet chestnut, dried bay leaf).