A deep crimson colour with touches of salmon pink shows a certain amount of maturity.
Huge delicacy on the nose with intense fruit aromas, some ageing, and a touch of undergrowth. On the palate is where this sunny vintage comes into its own. Huge generosity and a wealth of aromas fill the palate, supported by well-integrated tannins and consistent freshness.
The 2009 is still delighting with its youthful spirit, but offering a glimpse of its aromatic future.
A cold winter was followed by a hot and dry spring then a sunny summer, marked by wide temperature variation. Days in August were hot, with cool nights. A shortage of water persisted right through to October, with continuing good weather.
QualitY OF VINTAGE
Perfectly balanced thanks to healthy, perfectly ripe grapes. The fact that it has retained its freshness and aromatic qualities heralds a great vintage.
83 % Merlot
14 % Cabernet franc
3 % Cabernet sauvignon