La Dame de Montrose 1994

Main characteristics of the vintage

Like 1993, 1994 is characterized by its precocity due to a very mild winter: a very short period of coldness in November disturbed the mild winter. In March, the weather was very fine and with relatively high temperature favouring an early bud burst. April was quite cool with many rainy spells. Presence of local frosts caused damages in some of the Medoc’s vineyards. The spring shoot passed off normally and the first blossom appeared on May 24th with the mid-blossoming on June 1st. June and July were very hot and dry. The change of colour of the grape berries intervened on July 19th and the mid-veraison on August 6th. Green harvest took place in mid-July.

Good climatic conditions went on during the month of August playing an important part regarding the maintenance of perfect sanitary conditions. September was good, except the arrival of a few rain falls on September 8th and 9th – one week before the beginning of the harvest.

 
Period of harvest
September 15th – September 26th

Blend

      • Cabernet Sauvignon : 68%
      • Merlot : 24%
    • Cabernet Franc : 8%


Tasting notes

Deep colour with brick tints.
The nose offers notes of slightly acid red fruit.
The palate displays aromas of red fruit and leather.
The wine is balanced, classical and straight: the attack and mid-palate is neat.
Neat and fresh finish.