Messrs. Prieur, 1996 harvest book:
In autumn 1996, the harvest reunited everything to give a future great harvest supplying a future great vintage. The weather was favourable during the grape harvest. The sugar-rich grapes and high acidity of the musts allowed a balance worthy of the best vintages. It is the security of future excellent Vintages which will cross the millennium.
Vintage 1996 has been sold for the first time in 2007, during our Centennial celebrations. Lieutenant Colonel Thierry Delavaux welcomed us in the Republican Guard for the occasion.
The nose of this Vintage is exceptional with outstanding flavours of white truffle. With aeration, it reveals aromas of fresh fruits like blood orange. The attack is generous with volume and a well balanced tension. Juicy fruits aromas, like vine peach. Beautiful finish that reveals lemon taste and a great lenght with toasted brioche and roasted hazelnut aromas.
This vintage will sublimate the recipe of Alain Ducasse***, eggs "brouillade" with black truffles.
Service temperature : 12°c
Decanting : Non