rich, captivating. The particularly mineral (chalk, schist) initial nose shows rare fullness. Whether exotic, white or dry, many different fruits are revealed (pineapple, banana, apple, Mirabelle plum, walnut, date). Allowed to breathe, freshly cut grass, citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit) and medicinal notes (mustard, ointment) create a solid base for an aromatic palette which becomes increasingly heady and rustic (iris, dandelion). The nose shines with luminosity. Spectacular.
lively, full-bodied. The attack first returns to the exotic character of the nose, adding vanilla and a thin layer of salted butter caramel. The gently spiced (star anise, ginger) mid-palate is also earthy and rustic (mushroom, humus). With time, notes of beeswax and peppermint bring lots of smoothness and tone to the end of the tasting.
long, dynamic. Dried flowers, green liquorice and nobly woody flavours (cedar) highlight the class and complexity of the flavour palette. Next, vanilla pod, cocoa bean and aromatic plants (rosemary, verbena) accentuate the magnificently powdery character. On the retro-nasal olfaction, grains of malted barley literally roll across the palate. The empty glass is medicinal (tiger balm) and spicy (clove, ginger).