After the First Growths this is traditionally one of the highest performing chateaux and is always in high demand. Winemaker Thomas Duroux has overseen the chateau’s first 100% biodynamic wine this vintage, following a journey that began back in 2008.
Intense ruby-red with deep purple highlights. Nose with hints of vanilla, raspberry, redcurrant, and bay leaf, with understated oak. Beautiful balance between alcohol and tannin on the palate. Concentrated with rich tannin and attractive freshness. Warm, generous aftertaste. Deserves further ageing in order for the alcohol and tannin to integrate into the structure.
Goes along on many tasty meats. Especially good with lamb, veal or beef, either cooked or grilled. Also offers a great match to many strong cheeses.
Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, 2011: "Bright dark color. The most complex nose of the tasting, with a fantastic combination of coffee, crème anglaise, red fruit, cigar box and virginia tobacco. Smooth and deep-bodied in an ultra refined style but with great energy. A fantastic success."