RVF GUIDE 18,5/20 (Revue du Vin de France)
Aged for one year in glass demijohns outside, since then in 350-hectolitre oak casks.
Its intense notes of chocolate and fresh figs are followed by a dazzling peppermint finish. The palate is surprising, at once because of its frank and strong attack and because of its surprising acidity for a wine of this age.
1980 MILLESIME goes well with game, foie gras and thrills chocolate lovers.
Manual harvest. The fruit was de-stemmed. Extra alcohol was added (mutage) directly onto the fruit, then the whole was allowed to steep for 30 days in order to extract the aromas and polyphenols from the grapes, ensuring a nice balance of fruit, alcohol and sugar.