1995 is a true great vintage with all the hallmark characteristics: power, depth, richness, complexity, but also delicacy, subtlety and harmony. In its density, it follows the style of 1986; its elegance and charm recall the 1990. Could this be an ideal combination? This wine will be long-ageing and is sure to improve, so it would be a pity to drink it now. And yet... the nose is so rich, the fruit so powerful, the tannins so soft despite their density, that we hesitate to recommend against indulging our desire to drink it now!
After a very mild winter, the bud-break and flowering were early and even. The whole summer was one of a great vintage: hot and very dry. The quite heavy rain that arrived in the middle of September was without doubt of benefit to the ripening of the grapes. The weather was then superb throughout the harvest. (The picking began on 15th September).