Nose: beautifully spicy. The oak cask has worked its magic. The initial nose reveals orange zest, coffee and cocoa beans, cinnamon. Fruits then emerge: at first exotic (banana, mango), then candied (apricot, plum). Its typical Caroni phenolic character (turpentine, camphor) here’s more gentle, elegant, without useless exaggerations and gives the overall nose a good balance.
Palate: full-bodied and generous. The palate explodes with spicy notes of cinnamon, tobacco leaves and vanilla. On the tongue, the cocoa found on the nose introduces home-made cane syrup the mellows the flavour. Finally the orange zest appears again together with cedars and mixed spices.
Finish: extremely long. The finale reveals mahogany-like exotic wood and aromatic resin. The finesse of the spices (cinnamon, fresh tobacco leaves) dominates the glass right to the very last drop.