This vintage is the beautiful result of an exceptional 1996 harvest. Dramatic and rapidly changing conditions throughout the year culminated in a long, warm summer punctuated by colder nights. These ideal seasonal variations yielded grapes of a remarkable quality. This 1996 vintage exhibits a perfect balance between sucrosity and acidity, an impressive maturity and aromatic complexity.
Note from the Cellar Master
Aromas on the nose are highly evolved. Mature notes suggestive of ripe mango and passion fruit mingle with nutty undertones. Surprising on the palate, a beautiful attack brings a tonic freshness and tension that elegantly evolves toward notes of raspberry compote. Truly remarkable in its long and complex evolution, this wine perfectly juxtaposes maturity and freshness.
Vendange / Grape VarietiesVendange 1996
VinificationClassic vinification in stainless steel vats
No malolactic fermentation
Tirage / Bottled1997
Maturation / AgeingTime in cellars: 24 years, aged in underground cellars. Riddled by hand
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