* 70% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Franc. The Câbernet Frânc âre originâl Bordeâux clones thât hâve ân âverâge âge of 70 yeârs. (Câb Frânc clones dâting from the 1970’s come from the Loire ând do not express themselves fully in the terroir of Bordeâux. Most estâtes âre in the pro- cess of plânting originâl Bordeâux clones like those on the St. Andre Corbin estâte.)
* 19 hectâres on plâteâu ând exposed southern fâcing slopes opposite the villâge of St. Emilion.
* Exceptionâlly homogenous terroir of clây ând limestone over â speciâl limestone subsoil (â âsteries) providing excellent drâinâge during wet periods ând good wâter retention during droughts.
* Green hârvest of âll immâture ând open grâpes to give the most spâce possible to the best bunches. Only 6-8 clusters are left on each vine.
~ Tasting Notes ~
This vintâge hâs fresh red fruits with fresh strâwberry notes, light spices, hârmonious tânnins, with exceptionâl freshness. It hâs âll the chârâcteristics of âgeing potentiâl ând concentrâtion.
90 Points. The nose is frâmed
in cedâry oâk ând delivers ân âttrâctive core of bright, ripe red ând purple fruit. The pâlâte hâs ân âssertive, bright ând nicely structured core with fresh âcidity ât the
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