The rain arrived too late to affect the Sauvignon crop. It was therefore able to keep its great level of concentration and ripeness that it acquired in August and at the beginning of September. Almost 10 years after its bottling, the wine has developed much: although some bottles show hints of oxidation, the magnums have kept much freshness and display wonderful complexity.
After an early flowering, the summer was hot and sunny, with isolated rainy spells: optimal conditions to the ripening of the grapes, but also to the onset of downy mildew. From 20th August to 10th September, the very dry weather brought the ripening and the concentration of the grapes to exceptional levels; then heavy rains came until the end of September. (The picking began on 22nd September)