Nose: less immediate than the 1968 Samaroli, it offers a beautiful fine peat, then exotic fruits very or even too ripe, first in the background then very marked, bitter almonds (orgeat), all perfectly melted by the OBE. Superb complexity. With aeration, he develops a medicinal and mineral side, with betadine, aspirin, something of limestone.
Mouth: De Zeus !! We find the complexity of the nose, served by a greasy, oily texture that lines the palate. No aggressiveness, the 58.5% pass alone. Awesome! The exotic sweetness is there, the syrup orgeat too, but the peat powerful (more than the nose) avoids any feeling of disgust, and even covers a little fruit. Coal smoke and aspirin.
Final: Long, but less than that of Samaroli, on peat, licorice, coal smoke. Fewer fruits here.
Tasted in parallel with the 1968 Samaroli and the 1974 C # 5-9 Signatory Vintage.