The year was full of contrasts, with a variable summer. The wetter periods never quite made up for the earlier moisture deficit. Eventually, in the month before the harvest (which began on September 16), spells of hot weather and northeasterly winds gave the vintage an unusual maturity.
The intense nose is daring, with surprising Mediterranean influences mingling dried roses, citron, saffron, figs and bay leaf. The bouquet expresses darker, silvery notes that are briny and peppery.
The wine vibrates and alternates between light and shadow, freshness and gravity. The note holds in pointillist touches arriving in successive waves. Each sensation is light, savory, precise and contained. The acidic imprint that distinguishes the vintage is perfectly integrated here. The wine glides without any dryness as the appealing bitterness of spicy citrus lingers on.