A fine vintage from the beginning. The wine's evolution in bottle has confirmed our expectations that the complexity and finesse which are the hallmark of great white wines would reveal themselvesin this vintage.. Some bottles are still remarkable. (October 2018)
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.