Winter with rain below normal (-50%). February to mid-March: temperatures slightly below normal (late budburst).
Normal April, but end of May, temperatures climbed rapidly continuing into June (flowering in great conditions, no water).
Very dry summer, only 3 significant showers. 2005 was dryer than 2003, but the vine suffered less (dry winter and spring=>the root system went very far down to seek the underground water). Beginning of September, close to 40ï¿½, then rain during the 2nd week end. Then, sun and little water (great concentration/perfect sanitary conditions).
Rain-free harvest. One of the easiest vintages in the past 30 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