« saved from the waters »
This year can be said to have been « saved from the waters ». A relatively cool month of July was followed by a wet August. Fortunately, September weather was extraordinary, with hot, sunny days that brought the grapes to perfect ripeness. The last four weeks of the growing season completely changed the vintage profile.
The grapes were in perfect condition and there was no hurry to pick. The Merlot showed great balance between sugar and acidity. Although 2014 is not fabulous, it is a miracle vintage in a classic style, deeply-coloured, and well-constituted.
Floral nose (violets)
Quite fresh and vivacious on the palate with a long, elegant finish and a tight crunchy tannic structure