Under the same ownership as Ch Pichon Longueville Baron, this is now firmly recognised as one of the greatest Sauternes First Growths, and benefits from all the meticulous care needed to produce the finest wines. Picking of nobly-rotten grape berries often takes place literally one by one, and there is rigorous elimination of all but the best barrels from the final Grand Vin selection.
95% Semillon and 5% Sauvignon blanc make up the blend this year, and are now ageing for 18 months in 50% new barrels, with the balance in barrels which have held wine for one year.
In colour, green-golden, this wine’s aromas are intense and powerful, showing the roasted, elegant character which only come in the greatest Sauternes years. The palate is concentrated, with rich fruitiness, sumptuous texture, precious, vitalising acidity which will ensure many decades of growing complexity, and spectacular length (for drinking 2018-2040+).
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