Tasting Notes

(90% vendange entier; from vines averaging 70 years of age):Healthy red-ruby. Wild, complex aromas of blackberry, blueberry, faded rose, white pepper and truffley underbrush. Less silky and accessible today than the Mazoyères owing to its strong saline minerality; this is a deeper wine but much less explosive today. The tannins here are tougher than those of the Mazoyères and will require a good eight to ten years of cellaring, but the very long, palate-staining finish suggests that this wine will be superb.