The 2006 vintage was another challenging yet promising one. Cool and wet spring weather then warm summer heat was followed by more moisture in July. Cool weather in mid-August meant slower, even ripening. Harvest began later than usual, and we got dark grape clusters and a dark color in the juice. A difficult vintage, but the wine is showing beautifully. Harvest took place September 18th through October 14th.
– Pierre Seillan, Vigneron
The nose is dominated by spice – most notably pepper and nutmeg. It is very complex in the mouth with a palate of black fruits. The wine is balanced with tannins that are both soft and long complemented by a discreet oak component. The bouquet and the palate of this wine will continue to evolve and age for years to come.
49% Cabernet Franc
8% Cabernet Sauvignon
Although an outstanding effort, in the company of some of the great vintages, it comes across as a one trick pony .... There is plenty of fruit and body as well as good size, power and an aging potential of 10-15 years....