The Pavillon Blanc 1990 has now reached full maturity. It has a lively and fresh nose and is generous on the mouth with a lot of sap, that almost makes us forget that we’re in Bordeaux.
It has an amazing length that reminds us that, if it is stored in the best conditions, the great vintages of Pavillon Blanc can keep, even improve, over several decades.
After a mild winter, the flowering was very early but quite long and uneven. As in 1989, the summer was exceptionally hot and so dry that at the end of August the young vines were really suffering from lack of water. The two rainy intervals in September were very beneficial to the final ripening of the grapes, which were harvested in very fine weather. (The picking began on 17th September)