This vintage was first characterized by strong winds during winter and some frost in September that caused a very uneven bud break. Spring was followed by three very strong "Zonda" winds that lowered the fruit set. The naturally low yield helped develop color and aroma concentration in the skins. The months of December, January and February showed higher temperatures than the average. The season from veraison to harvest reached was very fresh.
James Suckling - 97 pts "Fabulous aromas of blackberry, spice and flower. Perfumed. Lavender, rose and lilac too. A wine that grows on the palate with extreme finesse and complexity that shows ultra-fine tannins, currants, and flowers. Super length. Mostly mablec with cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Best Cheval des Andes ever? Drink or hold."