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A very ripe wine with some signs of evolution in the mahogany reflections and spicy nose (leather). Tasty nose, ready to drink thanks to a ripe harvest, solar notes, rich texture which expands smoothly. WINEMAKER  Stephane Derenoncourt APPELLATION  Bordeaux GRAPE VARIETIES  50% Merlot, 50% 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  The work in the plots of Clos is the equal to the actions in the parcels for the first label : pruning, cover, de-leafing, green harvest, hand-picking. In the cellar, …

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 APPELLATION  Bordeaux 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 …