A great year for Pavillon Blanc, which combined power and depth perfectly with elegance and freshness. Over 20 years after its bottling, it is still amazingly fresh as well as quite evolved. This wine nicely shows the ability of the Pavillon Blanc to improve in bottles while keeping its freshness.
The very fine summer weather was hardly affected by the brief spell of rain around 20th September, which in the end, may have been more beneficial than we first thought. Immediately afterwards, the fine weather came back and stayed with us for the whole of the harvest time, bringing the grapes to superb ripeness. (The picking began 1st October)