The very low percentage of Merlot in the blend and the hard-won ripening of the Cabernet Sauvignon gave this vintage, from the outset, a certain austerity and a characteristic firmness on the finish. Fortunately, the development in bottle has helped to soften the tannins. Today, the palate is softer and the nose quite remarkable.This wine is a great success for the vintage and today at its peak. - October 2018
The cold and rainy weather during the flowering caused the worst case of "coulure" in history, i.e. preventing the flower from setting into fruit. Summer was quite hot and sunny, but heavy rain in September hampered the ripening of the grapes.
Fortunately, the harvesting was carried out in sunshine, which enabled us to bring in sufficiently ripe grapes in this difficult vintage. The picking began 1st October.