Very dry winter. February and March were very cold. April: high rainfall, very low temperatures (late, heterogeneous bud break).
Spring temperatures below past 30 years’ average (late flowering). July was cold but August was hotter than in the previous 7 years.
End of summer: major water stress. End of July: intense heat. Rain in the early autumn (homogenized maturity of the grapes). Merlots were harvested early October (very good conditions). Wait for full maturity of the Cabernets: the good plots were picked in excellent condition.
Hard rain on Oct. 14 (accelerated harvesting). One of the most complicated vintages in 10 years.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago