Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 90% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot 2%
It is deep ruby in color with a youthful purple hue. Intense, focused nose revealing floral nuances along with suggestions of black currant and mint. Medium to full-bodied, the wine exhibits good weight and concentration with pronounced fruit flavors. It is remarkably smooth. supple and round despites its youth but will need time to shine. Well balanced with a solid core of ripe fruit. The wine is firm, fresh, and elegant, with a long lingering finish. JKW04/15
After a very wet and mild winter, without any significant cold spells, spring was « normal »: May was rather cool and June was quite warm, so flowering happened on the usual dates, and under very favourable conditions; it was therefore very quick and homogenous, contrary to the previous year.
July didn’t bring any great surprises, but August was particularly cool, without doubt one of the coldest we have seen in recent times. These low temperatures made it difficult for the grapes to change colour, which took a long time. Fortunately it didn’t rain much, but in neither July nor August did they have a really dry spell. As it often happens in Bordeaux, at the end of August anything was still possible; a prospect of a good vintage as well as of a mediocre one… The really fine sunny weather of September brought them exactly what they were hoping for: the heat and drought enabled the grapes to ripen perfectly, and the harvest to take place under ideal conditions. The complete opposite to what happened in 2013… The white harvest took place from the 15th to the 19th of September, and the red harvest from the 29th of September to the 10th of October.
Robert Parker 95 Points!Wine Spectator 95 Points!
Wine Enthusiast 97 Points!