A very fine vintage of Pavillon Rouge, which we have long preferred to the 1978. From the start, it had a remarkable balance and flavour, which it has kept while acquiring more finesse. It should, however, be be enjoyed soon.
The weather conditions were very similar to those in the 1978 vintage: a wet spring, a hot summer in July and cool in August; and a very fine end to the summer. Once again, the grapes just managed to reach a very good level of ripeness. (The picking began 4th October)