Color: light gold, not dyed. The body is not very dense, rather watery.
Nose: Interesting enough, impressive for a decade, and not as emasculated as a 12-year-old HP. First of all, sweet motives stand out very well here, for which dried fruits (raisins, dried apricots, prunes), baked apples and pears, canned peaches, cream, vanilla, caramel and toffee, milk chocolate, heather honey (here it is not revealed so much as in 12-ke). A smoky medical theme passes through these sweets in a distinct wave: a little peat, sea salt, algae, gauze bandages, iodine, pine resin. After the glass has stood and saturated with oxygen, acidity appears in the following features: cranberry-cowberry juice, cherry juice, pulp of orange or mandarin. Finally, one can highlight the bitter-spicy nuances of walnuts and pine nuts, ground black pepper and ginger.
Taste: not as rich as aroma, but soft enough, even slightly watery. Initially, sweet, citrus-honey, yellow apples, vanilla, a fraction of dried fruits; then a bitter wave of pepper, partitions of walnuts, ink and grass motifs, spiced with light smoke of burnt trees.
Finish: medium-long, intense and enjoyable. Burnt wood, apple seeds, ginger, ripe plum.