Impressive levels of red, blue and black fruits as well as some toasty oak and crushed rock. The acidity in this vintage provide freshness and precision. Plenty of tannin, so give it 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. 95 Points by The Wine Advocate
WINEMAKER Stephane Derenoncourt
GRAPE VARIETIES 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
TERROIR Limestone plateau with clay layers and green marls, hillside with Fronsac molasse and foot of the hillside with deep carbonates sands.
CULTURE & VINIFICATION Each plot is worked individually to extract the best expression of its terroir. Gentle pumping over and punching down pace the alcoholic fermentation. Then some lots are barreled for the malolactic fermentation, while the others remain in tanks for this process.
AGING 14 to 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14%