Produced from old vines averaging more than 45 years old which are located around the middle of the slope on the best soils. The wine is matured in 450 litre “demi-muid” barrels and is the richest and deepest wine in his cellar. In great years like 1997 and 2003 the wine is a dark almost impenetrable black color with amazing concentration and depth of mulberry and black raspberry fruit with anise and spice notes that linger for ages. This is a wine that shows very well at a relatively young age in ripe years like 2009, and which will also age effortlessly for decades. This wine has remarkable depth of fruit supported by substantial fine tannins with just enough acidity to keep the wine fresh and appetizing without becoming too heavy. This is a remarkably fresh and pure wine of substantial depth and structure—this is Bourgueil, and Cabernet Franc, at its finest.