refined, complex. The particularly exotic (mango, banana) first nose is also spicy (pepper, star anise, clove). Allowed to breathe, bourbon vanilla and chocolate aromas mix together with lots of harmony. Candied citrus fruit (lemon, orange) then gradually arrive to refresh the palate with perfect timing. Bit by bit, a fine layer of liquorice deliciously envelops the taste buds.
concentrated, rich. On the attack, notes of smoke and aniseed take centre-stage. Quickly, however, it becomes increasingly spicy (pink peppercorn, nutmeg) and floral (carnation, hyacinth). Accentuating the flavour palette’s increase in power, the mid-palate is spicy (cayenne pepper, paprika) and medicinal (mustard poultice). With time, smoke rings from a burning cigar add an empyreumatic dimension to the end of the palate.
long, silky. Fresh fruit (apple, plum) and candied fruit (apricot, pineapple) literally transcend the mineral (slate, schist) and powdery (cocoa) start of the finish. New heady florals then fragrance the end of the palate (purple lilac, peony). On the retro- nasal olfaction, nuts (walnut, almond, chestnut) and sweet spices (cinnamon, cumin, ginger) seize the palate. Dried flower and toffee aromas escape from the empty glass.