A beautiful amber-like colour, following its long ageing. Its nose recalls candied stone fruits (apricots), figs, orange peel and dried herbs, with a hint of menthol. Delicious on the palate, and viscous in volume. It also has a certain smooth acidity and slight bitterness, which perfectly balances out the sweetness.
The start of the vintage was cold, but it ended with a lot of sunshine which led to good ripening. It was a cold and rainy start to the year, and even until June there were days of low temperatures, rainfall and little sun. These downpours were welcome, following the long dry spell in 2017. The summer itself was not overly hot, but the month of September was the hottest we’ve ever recorded. This was excellent for us, since we were able to make up some of the delay in the vegetative cycle. It was hotter even than August 2008.