Following a mild and wet winter in which ground water levels were increased, spring 2014 was a season of constant rainfall and mild temperatures which encouraged an early bud break. The flowering period which followed this was rapid and homogeneous. After a cool and mainly dry July, August was a particularly wet month. The cool August nights stimulated a presence of advanced aromas in the white grapes and an excellent build-up of anthocyanins and aromas in the red grapes. The fabulous Indian summer in September evened out the discrepancies in ripeness, which occurred during ‘veraison’. This remarkable autumn allowed us to harvest all of our grapes with great ease.
Period of harvest
from September 26th to October 16th, 2014
60% Merlot – 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Lacroix-Martillac 2014 is an intense garnet colour with bright reflections. On the nose, aromas of red fruits (cherry, wild strawberries) and blackcurrant. The palate is elegant and soft with notes of red fruits and lightly oaked. Well-balanced with good tannins on the finish. Drink over the next 5/8 years.
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F.