A very good vintage, which today has perhaps turned out to be superior to 1978 and 1979. The nose displays a lot of finesse, distinction, elegance and classicism. The balance on the palate is perfect, and the finish is soft and long. To be enjoyed now, but there is no rush.
The four previous years had been late harvests; 1981 then, was the return to a classic harvesting date. The flowering went quickly and evenly, August was very hot and dry, and after a few rain showers in September, the weather was very good for the whole of the harvest, which began on 1st October.