LMDW TASTING NOTE
Particularly sunny and bright, this Arran is also crossed by very many and very refreshing shaded areas. True oases, these play an essential role in its balance and give it a lot of maturity and complexity. The delicious scents of rose petals and juicy figs that escape from the empty glass transport us to the Orient, to which they are a vibrant testimony.
Profile: expressive, it gradually becomes liquorice and camphoric. The influence of sherry wine highlights a very pleasant salinity.
Appearance: orange copper with green reflections.
Nose: rich, complex. Subtle blend of sweetness and firmness, the first nose oscillates between dried fruits (figs, currants) and noble spices (cardamom, star anise). Expressive, it gradually becomes liquorice and camphoric. At the same time, candied citrus fruits appear (orange, grapefruit). More and more striking, the influence of sherry wine highlights a very pleasant salinity, while giving it a lot of rhythm.
Palate: lively, firm. Citrus fruits, stewed fruits (peach, plum) and dried fruits (prune, date) respectively develop the attack on the palate towards ever more mellowness. Dark chocolate and a few spices follow suit harmoniously before the slightest gap in the taste palette is covered with heather honey. The aftertaste offers us to smell bouquets of rose and peony.
Overall: long, silky. Its touch evokes the soft roughness of the skin of a white peach. In perfect harmony with the nose and the mouth, its velvety tannins envelop the taste buds while exotic fruits (guava, persimmon) make it exuberant. The retro-olfaction is marked by tobacco and zan. The empty glass is finely woody and roasted (coffee).