This tiny estate produces wine from some of the lowest yields in Saint Emilion. Each plot is vinified separately and barrels are carefully selected to complement the wine’s intrinsic fruitiness.
Aged for 18 months in 100% new oak barrels. Ripe and unctuous with intense aromas of cassis and blackberry jam. Only a very small amount is produced each year.
It is a candidate for the wine of 1997. From its saturated opaque black/purple color, to its extraordinarily intense jammy blackberry/cassis liqueur-scented nose, this is a fabulous claret. Expansive and full-bodied, with exhilarating levels of extract, an opulent, unctuously-textured feel, extremely low acidity, and a 40+ second finish, this is a prodigious effort. While not quite as well-defined as the 1996, and perhaps slightly less concentrated, this medium to full-bodied, showy, unbelievably dense and rich wine is another tour de force in winemaking.- 94 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate