(2021) This vintage blends 54% Semillon with 46% Sauvignon Blanc, co-fermented, 25% of the blend aged in barrels for six months, 30% of the oak was new. Pierre says he was worried about this vintage after a very hot start to the summer and the potential for acidity to be lower, but in the end the vintage came good. The nose has delicate floral and lightly herbaceous fruit, but there seems to be real lusciouness here too, a tropical edge to the fruit. The vineyards lie on both the clay soils closest to the boundary with Chateau d'Yquem, and on the deeper gravels closer to Chateau Suduiraut. There is great sweetness and ripeness as it strikes the palate, but that very racy lemon, tangerine and salts acidity pushes through. A slightly more vibrant wine than the 2020, with punchier fruit but equal acidity. Pierre says it drinks well for several years, the 2017 still tasting very fresh. This wine will be shipped in early summer 2021.