Bordeaux

Pavillon du Lac

The vintage
The 2020 vintage was capricious, with a very mild winter that favoured early budburst. Spring was very damp and rainy, causing poor fruit set for some grape varieties and significant pressure from downy mildew. During the summer, a heatwave blocked ripening of the berries, particularly on the Left Bank with its gravelly and well-drained soils. The Right Bank and the Entre-Deux-Mers were favoured, due to the water retention of their clay soils. The 2020 harvest was one of the earliest on record. On the strength of this very fine vintage, DBR Lafite has produced Pavillon du Lac by selecting Merlot grapes from vines that are more than 30 years old. Produced in limited quantities, the aim is to offer a generous and fruity wine.
Varietals
Merlot : 95%
Cabernet sauvignon : 5%

Tasting notes
Attractive crimson colour with black reflections.
Very aromatic on the nose, with jammy notes of red fruit such as raspberries and redcurrants with hints of wild berries. Full on the palate with a generous fruitiness, the ripe and silky tannins give the wine an attractive roundness. Good length on the finish.