Candied sweetness rolls out of the glass, pulling a string of fruit and herbs behind it: apples, pears, muscat grapes and tarragon. The sweetness is syrupy but tempered by grape notes and floral touches: meadow grass and flowers.
Much drier than the nose suggests, with the sweetness pushed to one side and well-balanced orchard fruit leaping to the fore. Soft herbs float around a core of apple, with dry white wine and a hint of tartness providing a contrast.
Long and dry, with apple skin and bittersweet flesh fading to reveal grapes and leafy green herbs.
A well-balanced vermouth which has enough intensity to make itself known in cocktails but is refreshing enough to work well on a warm day with a slice of lemon. Maybe a slice of apple?