This offers a complex nose of sweet tobacco and stones, with red fruits such as plums, as well as a smoky note on the nose. Full and juicy, with a tobacco and berry character that turns almost tea-like on the finish. This has medium tannins, and is just starting to come around. Drink now or hold.
(a blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 5% cabernet franc; pH 3.78; 12.9% alcohol): Medium-deep ruby-red. Enticing aromas of redcurrant, plum, violet, minerals and graphite complemented by sexy oak spices. Broad, lush and sweet, with a pristine quality to the perfumed flavors of red berries, black cherry and spices. Harmonious acidity gives the wine shape and balance and a very clean, fresh mouthfeel. Finishes impressively broad and horizontal, with smooth, ripe tannins and lingering spicy perfume. This sophisticated, glossy wine is still remarkably young and lively.
50 ha on gravel and sandy clay. Quite acidic. 10,000 vines per ha. At the end of July, the vintage looked poor. But then there were several weeks of high pressure, dryness and sunshine which resulted in thick-skinned good-quality berries. Dry harvest. They didn’t pick until 5-15 October. No Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Picked by hand, vinified by parcel in small wooden barrels. Tasted in magnum. Mid ruby with a relatively pale rim. Very aromatic. Very lifted. Savoury and appetising although relatively light bodied. Lovely fragrance – much fresher than the 2003, also tasted recently. Clear and pure, but it needs careful food matching.
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