The colour is intense and lively with a core of garnet with a bright ruby rim. Stony minerality overlay black fruits and spice on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with luscious sweet fruit and soft tannins. Fresh berry fruit and toasty notes enrich the structure and natural complexity of the old vines. “A full and round sensation, to be enjoyed with grilled meat of all sorts”.
Grapes are all harvested by hand using 20kg boxes. Before entering the winery the grapes are chilled to 4 ®C. After destemming grapes pass along the selection table before entering special maceration tanks with automated pigeage pistons the maceration is very gentle and ensures no greenness or harshness enters the wine. Part of the wine completes fermentation in 1,200 litre wooden tanks and the rest completed malolactic fermentation in 300 litre barrels. Various tonneliers are used, amongst them, Taransaud, Radoux, Vicard and Moreau. Following 5 months of barrel aging the wine is blended and bottled.
Robert Parker 89/100
James Suckling 92/100