Nose

Elegant nose with distinct berry fruit, raspberries and blackcurrants, discreet hints of mild spices in the background.

Palate

On the palate medium bodied with wonderful length, fine fruit and firm tannins.

Growing Conditions

When asked to describe the 2015 vintage we see a combination of the fruit of 2005, the body of the 2009 and the profound tannins in 2010. Winter, which was appreciably colder than those of the previous years, caused late, but perfectly regular blossoming. Dry and sunny weather in the spring made for optimal conditions, so flowering took place very quickly and homogenously. Sizzling hot, sunny, dry weeks in June, July helped shape the 2015 Bordeaux vintage. August will go down in history as one of the wettest Augusts recorded, our soils drained well before the drought returned in September.

Harvest

The harvest of the Merlots started on September 21st and we picked the last grapes on October 9th.

Bottling

It was bottled in May 2018 and some customers, particularly in the United States are so pleased with how it’s currently tasting that we will release it to their customers in 2019.

Winemaking

There were no surprises during fermentation, and these small thick-skinned berries flushed out wonderful levels of concentration and ripe tannins. The result is a very opulent vintage with great depth and plenty of complexity.

Appearance

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core.

Food Pairing

**Starters** Pressed quail & duck liver, truffle dressed vegetables Pork rilette with toasted country **Main courses** Loin of venison with carrot & marmite purée, keema dhal, salt baked carrot and spiced beef puff Jowl of pork, carrot, apricot and girolles Roast partridge, endive cooked in grilled oil, red leaves and mashed potato Roast breast of chicken, truffle creamed potato, and girolles