Tasting Notes

(from vines picked at the end; racked in mid-August after having spent its first year in 50% new oak): Bright, dark red. Smoky, reticent nose is much more closed than the Perriere. Big, plush and thick; not showing the early verve of the Perrière but a wine of compelling sweetness and fullness. This premier cru benefits from a streak of acidity that comes from the vines' higher altitude and calcaire soil. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins.