This wine, owned by the Berrouet family, is a superb success in 2018. Jean-Claude Berrouet made Ch. Petrus for many decades, and here, with his son Jean-François, they have brought those experiences to bear. This wine’s complexity and freshness come from the 3 families of soils where the vines grow : limestone plateau, clay-limestone, and clay-loam. Vines are now fully mature, averaging 30 years old. This year’s assemblage is 85% Merlot, with 15% Cabernet Franc. Jean Claude Berrouet explains : “With such ripe grapes and potential tannins, we had to resist any temptations which would have been to the detriment of the wine’s freshness and finesse. So extractions were very gentle.” In colour this is medium-deep ruby-purple, with abundant, ripe aromas, of striking freshness. Palate shows dense, silky fruit with nuanced flavours and fine, rich length. Superb value (for drinking 2021-2030+).
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