In its youth the wine showed a lot of finesse and elegance. It should be drunk soon even if the nose remains intense with considerable depth and freshness. (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.