2021 was a good vintage overall.
The weather conditions were very varied, with some precipitation in summer, but without causing too many vine health complications. Temperatures were fairly variable, with a warm January and a cooler than average February and March compared to previous years, followed by a warm April.
Véraison (colour change) stretched over a long period, but it concluded with very even results and the maturation period was slow, conducive to the development of aromas and the concentration of the grapes.
In short, 2021 was not such an easy year weather-wise, yet excellent vineyard management was achieved thanks to the expertise of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild grape growers and winemakers, together with suitable irrigation techniques and choosing to harvest at precisely the right time. In the end, the balance between good structure and elegance on the palate truly showcases the terroir.
80% of the wine is matured in oak, for ten months before bottling.
This wine is made entirely from the same grape variety even though the requirement under chilean law is only 75%. Cabernet Sauvignon gives balanced wines with well-rounded tannins and blackcurrant, pepper and liquorice flavours. The wines have considerable ageing potential and their structure becomes rounder with time.
Intense - Fruity - Blackcurrant - Fresh spices
Brilliant, ruby-red with delicate purple highlights.
Extremely intense fruit, with notes of graphite, blackcurrant, and red fruit such as cherry, combined with soft spicy hints of black pepper and cardamom, interlaced with smooth notes of vanilla imparted by barrel ageing.
Starts out very good, fresh and fruity with refreshing acidity. Very soft, silky and melt-in-the-mouth tannins emerge mid-palate. Red fruit aromas return on the aftertaste, accompanied by a long, persistent finish.