This comes from vines averaging 60 years of age, lying on the steep-sloping, east-facing First Growth which is equally magnificent for Chardonnays. Before global warming, this site sometimes struggled to mature its Pinots, as cool air can flow down the valley past it, which used to delay the ripening. There was no fear of that in 2019, which has produced a magnificent, fully ripened red. 30% whole clusters were retained, and the wine has been ageing in 40% new oak barrels, for bottling between December 2020 and the spring. Colour is ruby-purple of medium depth, aromas being fine and fresh. Palate is rich, long and fleshy (for drinking 2023-2030+).
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