Contrasted climate. The 3 first months were marked by above-average temperatures. Bud-bursting end of March.
Precocious and abundant vintage. April and May: higher than normal precipitation and temperatures.
First fortnight of May was very rainy, but the second was dry: quick and homogenous flowering. June, July and August were hot with much sunshine. 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