This vintage comes from four parcels located in different soils which perfectly match during assembly: a "southern" pebbly soil brings fat and power, a Chaupin-like soil for freshness and acidity, a red clay pebbly soil (but very late picked because located to the north of the appellation) brings structure and body, and finally a sandy-limestone soil for smoothness. Harvesting took place between 23 of september and 5 of october. Grapes had an extraordinary concentration with mature skins which, as on Chaupin soil, have benefited from september optimal climate conditions.
The result is a very large crimson red wine with cramped but smooth tannins, a nice balance, as well as black fruits and liquorice flavor. A bottle which can be kept for very long time.