ABOUT THE WINE
An exceptional 12-hectare estate located on the boundary between Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, which can trace its history back to 1735. Acquired by the Nicolas family in 1871, the estate has remained unchanged since, and is today still managed by the family. Winemaking facilities were renovated in 2012, and 50-80% new barrels are used for each vintage, depending on the character of the wine from that year. Barrel-ageing is usually 18 months.
80% new oak on this vintage, which has developed beautifully over the years. Lavish flavour-character, with oak in evidence over red and black berry fruit, and a smoky, chocolate and coffee finish. Will continue to offer intense drinking pleasure for the foreseeable future, at least until 2027.
Excellent with game or beef; hold back on the spice, as this wine has beautiful subtlety which anything too flavoursome might hide.
A superb wine, at its drinking-peak.