Finesse to smell and a touch of cassis fruit ripeness with a clear minerality behind; elegant, fresh, finely tannic linear wine in the more slender style of the Mouton stable this year; plenty of matter within the very finetextured tannins; freshly ripe sweet-fruit core, long across the palate, a graceful subtle wine with a fine perfumed length. Not big, but classy and refined. Delicacy, finesse, fragrance. 2022-32+.
Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve
Wonderful Cabernet texture, all the flavors of perfectly ripened grapes, noble length, totally seductive -- everything you'd expect from this magical terroir, the tannins and oak are a model of precision. One of the benchmarks of the vintage.