Colour : Bright gold.
Nose : Fresh yet heady. The magnificently oxidative first nose (roasted pineapple, stewed fruits) alternates between the impression of a sweet Jurançon wine and a Jura vin jaune. This apparent duality in reality hides a deep complicity between these two wine-growing appellations. Allowed to breathe, the Sajous Clairin reclaims possession of its territory. Cane honey, cane sugar and fresh cane juice completely flood the aroma palette. A few empyreumatic notes then underscore the Caroni cask’s influence.
Palate : unctuous, full-bodied. With remarkable finesse, the attack reveals honeyed (acacia), floral (vetiver, geranium), gently spiced (cinnamon, nutmeg) and lemony flavours. The vegetal mid-palate (sugar cane, succulent) develops more vanilla and liquorice registers. The end of the palate is equipped with a very pleasant chocolatey bitterness and is particularly mouth-watering and salty.
Finish : Long, silky. The powdery start of the finish (cocoa, rice grain) is also exotic (banana, pineapple, persimmon). Lingering on, fragrances of iris butter reflect the end of the palate’s heady character. On the retro-nasal olfaction, a fine layer of salted butter caramel coats the taste buds. The empty glass is nobly spicy (saffron, cardamom) and chocolatey