Grape Variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14%
Given the significant water shortage of this vintage, we adopted a different approach working the soil and the canopy. We are also fortunate to have very mature vines, which react well to lack of rainfall. Thankfully, the summer was very hot, without being a heatwave, with pronounced day and night temperature variations, which is extremely favourable to slow ripening. The vineyard did not suffer any adverse effects and the very fine weather in September lulled the grapes to reach outstanding quality standards! Extremely favourable weather up until October allowed a very selective harvesting on a micro-parcel basis, spread out over a 4-week period. Our work in the winery focused on the intensity and elegance of this vintage, which we already deem exceptional.
Dense colour, quite blackcerranty on the nose with lots of instantly sexy, smoky, and slightly rubbery oak on the nose; some nice sweet blackcurranty fruit and liquorice spice on the mid-palate, a degree of richness and concentration and the tannins are nicely rounded by oak with good lively acidity bringing up the rear with a swish of its tail.
|Style||Full Body, Dry|
|Grape Variety||65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Food Pairing||Beef steak with mushrooms, Cheese, Duck in teriyaki sauce, Grilled meats, Pasta with tomato based sauces|
|Robert Parker||89 Points|
|Wine Spectator||91 Points|
|Wine Enthusiast||91 Points|