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Cabernet Sauvignon on Gravel and Clay subsoil - Dourthe

Cabernet Sauvignon on Gravel and Clay subsoil

AOC Pessac-Léognan

Tasting notes

This wine quite clearly showcases the hallmark features of orange peel, candied orange together with notes of dark berry fruits, cherry, cassis and eucalyptus. An elegant, powerful and tannic wine, and very long on the palate. The tannins are rich and smooth.

The vintage

2020 is an early, demanding vintage, which afforded the teams little respite. This was a year defined by nerve-racking disease pressure and contrasting weather. Winter was mild and wet, fully replenishing water reserves in the soils, and followed by a particularly hot spring with plentiful rainfall. The conditions promoted vine growth, and coaxed budburst and flowering to arrive ten to fifteen days in advance, varying from parcel to parcel. The dry summer and lack of water set in later this year, and was also cooler than the norm. From mid-July onwards, the heat triggered perfect maturation in the grapes, while lack of water carries the promise of great complexity and generous tannins. This vintage is defined by the 10-day precociousness, small berries, high quality, tannic juices and terrific aromatic freshness.


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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