This lovely property was managed for many years by the much-regretted Prof. Denis Dubourdieu, who sadly died in 2016. His family has maintained traditions and the highest standards with this beautiful wine. Thanks to their special vineyard management skills, a small harvest of golden, profoundly-concentrated, nobly-rotten bunches was picked here. The resulting wine, 100% from Semillon grapes, is currently ageing in 1/3 new oak barrels and will be transferred into stainless steel tank at the end of the summer, ahead of bottling in mid 2021.
This 2019 is an exquisite wine. Pale lemon-gold in colour, it is abundantly aromatic, including lime-flower, spiced lemon peel and peachiness. Palate has marked intensity – not too sweet – with superb aftertaste. There is opulence here, with gorgeous creamy texture perfectly balanced with energetic, fresh fruitiness and a finish that is racy, long-flavoured and full of finesse (for drinking 2024-2040+).