Cedar and smoked meats on the nose giving way to black and red plums and earthy notions with wafts of cassis and pencil shavings.
The palate is medium to full-bodied, elegant, polished and vivacious with loads of red and black fruit layers and an earthy finish. There is great blackberry fruit on the mid-palate with great tension and then tannins which just grow and grow. It finishes with good grip and zip.
The 9-hectare vineyard is on top of one of the finest plateaux in Pomerol and is planted with Merlot (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).
It was aged using the Oxoline system, in 70% new and 30% one-year-old barrels for 16 months.
It has a deep garnet-purple color.