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Of this vintage, Aurélien Valance, the commercial director, said "it is obviously not 2009 or 2010, but it's not far from that and is stylistically closer to 2010". Made under "almost 100% organic" conditions, the grand vin is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Restrained and pure on the nose, giving little away except for hints of dark berries and a touch of woodsmoke. The palate is concentrated and powerful, with a dense tannic structure that underpins layers of ripe dark berry fruit, smoky mineral notes, sweet oak and - above all - a lovely freshness. Despite the evident depth and power here, this shows surprising charm and finesse. Effortless, long, pure and appealing, this is a very good wine in this vintage.
Ready 2002 - 2023
Prices shown in bond
Ready 2021 - 2040
Young 2025 - 2045
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