In 2009, Nature was exceptionally generous providing a long, sunny summer extending into the autumn, which amply rewarded our efforts and patience and resulted in an exceptional vintage, one of the finest in the history of Bordeaux.
Highly attractive, intense colour. Powerful on the nose, the wine exudes intense ripe, fresh fruit aromas of black cherries, which blend seamlessly with notes of spice, liquorice and mint. Soft, long and full on the palate, underpinned by refined tannins. The aromatic and refreshing fleshy character coats the well-balanced structure, before the long, delicately spiced finish. The richness and complexity of Essence 2009, at this stage of the wine’s development, would benefit from airing for two hours before drinking.