A lush opulence on the palate is combined with a strong smooth balance blending fullness and depth. The extraordinary persistence seems to be everlasting, and is lifted with just a slight hint of bitterness (blood orange).
ON THE NOSE
The bouquet is powerful with ample warmth. Sweet honeysuckle notes rapidly lead to flavours of ripe mirabelle plums and raisins as well as complex roasted aromas.
The 1976 Harvest
The weather was extraordinarily dry, with climatic conditions oscillating from one extreme to the other during the year. Flowering was early and the extremely hot summer reduced to 84 days the traditional 100-day period between flowering and harvesting. The harvest started on September 1. The exceptional maturity of the grapes produced wines of outstanding quality.