The 2014 has a sense of harmony and completeness already, as if the élevage is merely there to usher it on to its finished state. There is undeniably great depth here, perhaps less conspicuous than other vintages because of that silver thread of acidity: notes of lemon sherbet, orange zest, shaved ginger and again, a few "flakes' of white chocolate. It is extremely long with tenderness rather than power on the finish.
The grapes for this wine, a blend of sauvignon (75%) and sémillon (25%), were picked in a year of near-perfect growing conditions in Sauternes. The first grapes to be picked in Bordeaux in late August were extremely fresh, and the second batch of sémillon had just started to develop the precious botrytis. Blended, they created a perfectly harmonious and precise vintage.