A swift beginning of vegetation due to an exceptionally hot April. Precocious flowering although spread over time and disturbed by rain and a cold end of May.
The cool and unstable summer until the end of August prevented a sufficient water scarcity and thus a great vintage in red wines.
September and October were very dry (sufficient maturity to produce a very decent vintage).
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago