Appearance : golden yellow with hints of green.
Nose : refined, distinguished. The very beautiful vanilla and herbaceous (verbena, sage) first nose is also marvellously milky (coconut, almond milk) and lemony. Allowed to breathe, ripe fruits (pear, Mirabelle plum), spearmint and beeswax bring a very pleasant sensation of maturity and freshness to the aromatic palette. With time, a handful of spices (pepper, nutmeg, clove), a hint of camphor and tiger balm bring out the qualities of a delicate and infinitely natural distillate.
Palate : full-bodied, rich. With the same vanilla and herbaceous spirit as the nose, the attack proudly displays the insolence of its youth. The real backbone of the flavour palette, malted barley takes hold of the mid-palate. With it come notes of green liquorice, fresh walnut and orange blossom. The firm yet creamy end of the palate is delicately cocoa-inspired and rich (roasted apple, candied pear).
Overall : long, silky. The magnificently rustic start of the finish is bucolic and of course malty and herbaceous (camomile, sage, savory). Delicately tannic, the mouthfeel wavers between invigorating bitterness (gentian) and fruity softness (grape pulp and yellow plum). A perfect summary of the nose and palate, the retro-nasal olfaction moves from the distillate to malted barley and from malted barley to fruit. The empty glass invites us to breathe in a very floral malted barley (honeysuckle, lavender, vine flower).