This is a truly magnificent wine, one of the greatest we have ever tasted from barrel at this château. It was assembled from 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, and is ageing in 50% new barrels. 65% of the production has gone into the Grand Vin. The property suffered losses of production, due partly to mildew damage, partly to small berries. Ten years ago the winery was entirely modernised, including a facility to raise and lower the vats to eliminate pumping, and also to facilitate cooling the grapes, prior to fermentation – the latter was very useful in 2018. The wine is magnificently deep-coloured, with complex, spicy aromas of freshness and complexity. Palate is powerfully structured, with well-rounded, dense fruitiness, many-layered flavours, silken tannins and great length. Undoubtedly one of the greatest Left Bank wines of the vintage, with splendid potential (for drinking 2028-2050+).
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