The colour is a bright, intense, dark purple with glints of violet. The dense, complex bouquet offers a harmonious combination of notes of minerals, spices, very ripe dark fruit, liquorice, incense and white lilies. On the palate, the attack is smooth and dense. There is a remarkable balance between minerality and sweetness. The wine's power is steady and well-structured. This exceptional vintage has a full-bodied, distinguished, elegant character. Due its balance and complexity, this is a wine that will improve for age for many years, and provide a subtle accompaniment to many fine dishes.
The harvest took place over a record period of 21 days with 12 days of actual picking. This was due to the ideal conditions that enabled us to take our time and pick each plot at perfect ripeness, thereby maximizing the already very high potential that had been revealed by tests before the harvest.
The alternating warm, sunny days and cool nights favoured the completion of the ripening process and the breaking down of the grape skins, ensuring good extraction in the vats.
Average yield: 42 hL/ha
BLEND• Cabernet Sauvignon: 74%
• Merlot: 22%
• Cabernet Franc: 4%