Pauillac

Pavillon du Lac

The vintage
2018 was an exceptional vintage in Pauillac, despite particularly capricious weather, with a rainy winter and spring that caused one of the worst threats of mildew in living memory. Fortunately, the situation improved dramatically over the summer, which was the hottest since 2003. Conditions then became ideal for ripening the grapes. The contrast between warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in good flavour concentration and an excellent balance of sugar and acidity.
Varietals
Cabernet sauvignon : 50%
Merlot : 50%

Tasting notes
Beautiful ruby red colour.
Intense nose, developing notes of undergrowth and liquorice. On the palate, the wine is powerful and well-structured with silky tannins leading into a fresh, flavourful finish. A fine example of the 2018 vintage.