Colour: gold. Nose: We’re having crème au beurre (you may call that butter cream), vanilla fudge, café latte (not from Starbuck’s mind you), a curious herbal combination (hay, asparagus, woodruff), and then vin jaune. That is to say these sourish touches of green walnuts and, well, green walnuts. Unusual, interesting, and likeable. But at this strength and with a nose like this, the palate could be troublesome… Mouth: Very unusual, buttery, coffee-ish, herbal, slightly sour, with some old oak but also sweets and liquorice allsorts, green tea, and vin jaune. Or, if you prefer, manzanilla pastrana (old style, lightly filtered). Finish: rather long.