Nose: wow, extremely aromatic! It starts on bold notes of beehive and ‘yellow’ wild flowers (dandelions, buttercups…) and gets then very, very fruity, mostly on quince jelly, apricot pie, mirabelle plum jam, fresh tangerines. The balance is superb, We have then something really fragrant (musk, patchouli, maybe a little sandalwood) and finally quite some almond milk, coconut, dried pineapples… Nice whiffs of oak. Really superb, very expressive yet elegant. If the palate matches this classy nose, we have a winner.
Let’s see… Mouth: very sweet, bold, rich but clean… Yes, it’s superb. Very fruity again, with quite some pink grapefruit, smoked tea, something waxy… Lots of dried fruits as well (bananas, small oranges, crystallized quince) and a very nice bitterness, probably from the wood, that keeps it very ‘structured’. Notes of camphor and eucalyptus, cardamom, chlorophyll chewing-gum… Really full-bodied! Excellent, with a very long finish, both fruity (lots of Williams pears) and gingery, with always this beautiful bitterness (lemon skin). There’s not only peat and sherry in life! 93 points.