55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot
Despite all of the surprises, fears and doubts, this turned out to be a remarkable vintage. The growing cycle took place in perfect conditions up until some extremely dry weather in July, leading to worries over low yields. The rain and associated fungal diseases that are usually feared turned out to work for the winemaking team from mid-July to mid-September, enabling the vine to reach optimum ripeness levels.
The wines are distinctive and exceptionally precise yet also dense and restrained. Some may draw similarities to the extremely dense yet ethereal Bordeaux wines of the 1980s, with an excellent aging potential yet able to be enjoyed in their youth.
Aging: Matured in oak casks from Central France for 12 months; 30% in new oak