The soil is left impoverished after this 2009 vintage. The harvests
barely over, it starts pouring and raining heavily. The rain is back in
the springtime after a harsh winter. Alas it lingers on the Merlot
flower and triggers flower abortion and millerandage over a third
of the surface.
The start of the summer is scorching. August is noticeable thanks
to the temperature difference between night and day. The rain is
still absent; on the other hand, the night great freshness of the
nights and the moderately high temperatures of the days tend to
limit drying out. However, there was a growing concern regarding
this drying out, hence the great relief all over Médoc after a few
days of heavy rain in early September. The rain is well timed in
reaching us during the harvests, at the time of the Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon respite.
Dark garnet-red, unclouded and bright. Nose of fresh roses, cherry, pencil. Freshness. Sapwood with hints of vanilla. Silky structure around a fine, enveloping and powerful grain.
Cherry and blackberry aromas. Great persistence.
Cabernet Sauvignon: 55%, Merlot: 40%, Petit Verdot: 5%
Merlot: 4th – 12th October
Cabernet Sauvignon: 12th – 23th October
Petit Verdot: 12th – 13th October