This vintage was first characterized by strong winds during winter and some frost in September that caused an uneven bud break. Spring was followed by three very strong, hot “Zonda” winds that lowered the fruit set. The naturally low yield helped develop colour and aroma concentration in the grapes. December, January and February had higher temperatures than the average. 2012 delivered grapes with a fresh and aromatic profile. Berries were ripe but vibrant, preserving their natural balance and freshness.
66% Malbec, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot
Ruby colour with violet highlights
The nose is complex and elegant with notes of tobacco and white pepper followed by ripe yellow fruit such as apricot, peach, black fig and quince jam.
On the palate, the first impression is driven by mentholated hints. A very balanced character between freshness and the dense silkiness of the tannins give an elegant finish to this Grand Cru.