“The 2018s are generally more energetic and, banal as it sounds, “fun” wines that are destined to give a lot of pleasure.” – Neal Martin, vinous.com
Breaking records, the 2018 vintage was not only the warmest on record, it was also one of the driest. Contrary to 2003, this was not a year of challenging extremes as higher temperatures were seen throughout the year and the summer drought was tempered by the high water reserves present after a very wet winter.
We are pleased to report excellent quality coming from our favoured domaines. 2018 delivered good yields for many but with after so many short years there is a fierce demand for every allocation. The 2018 reds are powerful, rich and ripe all balanced by exquisite freshness and acidity. While the whites are bright, charming and complex, and retain remarkable freshness despite the warm weather. 2018 offers immediately enjoyable wines for the table as well as deep, dense cellar worthy wines for personal investment.