Darjeeling Premium First Flush
This excellent Darjeeling Nouveau 2015 makes its sensational world premiere at Mariage Frères.
North Tukvar (meaning « Flame of fire ») is one of the most famous gardens of Darjeeling, from where one can admire snow-covered Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world. Throughout the years, the plantation has become a model for sustainable living by producing its own natural compost and installing a gravity-based irrigation system. The surrounding bamboo forests preserve the stability of this rich terroir full of exceptional century-old tea plants.
Dried leaves : The exclusively manual harvest and the meticulous transformation of the leaves help to develop the most elegant and delicate aromas. The fragile, downy white buds illuminate an ensemble handsomely nuanced with ebony. The nose opens with a token of mangosteen and vanilla followed by fresh pistachio.
Infused leaves : Sublime and dazzling, the rippling malachite-green leaves are imbued with an extraordinary perfume of blooming magnolia, woven with exquisite notes of grapefruit honey and cashew.
Liquor : The colour of the robe is absolute magic, like a cut of fine silk, wild orange and copper. The subtle notes of chestnut honey and candied tamarind caress the palate like an eternally gourmet souvenir.
Distinguished and rich.