The outstanding quality of the vintage comes through as fully in the second wine as in the first. Its concentration is worthy of a first wine, and it also has the elegance and length on the palate.
After a very mild winter, the bud-break and flowering were early and even. The whole summer was one of a great vintage: hot and very dry. The quite heavy rain that arrived in the middle of September was without doubt of benefit to the ripening of the grapes. The weather was then superb throughout the harvest. (The picking began on 15th September).