Over the last two decades, Christian Moueix and his son Edouard, with their high-skilled vineyard teams, have progressively fine-tuned the plot selection for this wine, now bringing it to the summit of the greatest Pomerols. Various plots are interspersed with, or touching, many of the greatest names: across a narrow road from Pétrus itself, adjoining Lafleur, with others lying between Trotanoy and Le Pin. The 2020 wine was assembled from 93% Merlot, with 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot – the latter bringing an unexpected twirl of extra brightness to the magnificent, long aftertaste. It is ageing in 50% new barrels. Colour is impressively deep, purple-ruby, aromas are distinguished, complex, ripe and very rich. Palate has body, fruit density, richly-rounded structure and spectacular length. The first vintage we ever bought of this wine was the 1970, and it was a gorgeous wine back then, already. This has more luscious concentration and finer, potential complexity – with the creamiest of textures – than ever before, and looks destined to be acknowledged as one of the greatest Pomerols, in an outstanding vintage for the Right Bank (for drinking 2026-2045+).
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