Weather and Harvest Conditions
The flowering season was noted for its warm and still weather which produced excellent fruit set conditions for the young vines. The summer was one of the driest on record in the North, with temperatures reaching 33°C on a number of days. Short periods of rainfall in mid-January and after Veraison in February provided the correct conditions for excellent berry ripening. Pre-harvest temperatures of about 23-24°C daytime and dropping to 6°C provided ideal conditions for flavour development. The fruit at harvest was exceptional. This was the first vintage produced by Providence.
Quality of Vintage
High concentration with an oriental touch. Opulent, sweet fruit aromas, cedar wood, black truffles. Rich acid with excellent balance produces an incredibly long, fine finish on the palette. Time has given the wine elegance in tannin and fruit. Drinking incredibly at last tasting July 2014, paired with Chateau Haut Brion 2001. The wine will continue to drink beautifully for a further 10 years.
Tawny pink with floral aromas, good fruit content and concentration. Quite sweet but with good acidity and a dry finish. A very finely textured Rose. Will continue well for 5 – 10 years.