ON THE PALATE
Once the sensation of power and structure is absorbed, the density of the fruit is thrown into relief on the mid-palate, and the pure finish, lively, incisive and mineral, is unveiled.
ON THE NOSE
Hints of biscuit and warm harvest blend instantaneously with citrus zest and black cherry. The overall impression is of smoked and toasted aromas.
The 1995 Harvest
The year was notable for its exceptional summer: a fairly overcast spring meant that the vines flowered late but quickly. The summer compensated for the spring, with a heat wave arriving at the end of June. For two months, there was hardly any rain, just a few isolated clouds and above-normal temperatures that seat a 30 year record. The harvest began on September 18 for the Chardonnay and on September 25 for the Pinot noir grapes.