Contrasted climate.The 3 first months were marked by above-average temperatures.Bud-bursting end of March.
Precocious and abundant vintage.AprilandMay: higher than normal precipitation and temperatures. First fortnight of May was very rainy, but the second was dry: quick and homogenous flowering.
June, JulyandAugustwerehotwithmuchsunshine.From August 10 to September 12,the weather was generally hot and dry.The favourable climate during the last 2 decades of August and the first days of September allowed a good maturation of the grapes.
A very good vintage in the Grands Crus.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago