Color: Medium-pale auburn, rusty orange.
On the nose: Ferric, green and vegetal notes balanced against warm, very subtly woody vanilla. There’s an ephemeral, creamy topnote of frosting. Grounding this is a mélange of wet pennies, clementines, and tangerine. Austere, metallic; not at all flabby.
In the mouth: Rounded, balanced entrance. Suddenly, the briefest burst of exuberant fruit (tangerine again), followed by a green grassy note at midpalate. This becomes very peppery on the finish, albeit with an aftertaste of oaky richness. It persists all through the mouth and between the teeth with an off-bitter, lingering steely flavor.