What appears to be a sudden blossoming from relative obscurity had, in fact, its inception 1988, when Jean –Pierre Labruyère bought a majority share from the Prieur family. This was swiftly followed in 1990 by the appointments of the great Nadine Gublin as winemaker. The final piece of the successful jigsaw was the succession of Jean-Pierre’s son Edouard, returning to manage the estates in 2008. The estate is eye-watering in its potential, with nine grands crus and fourteen premiers crus. Edouard seeks to translate terroir as honestly as possible and he is (almost) obsessive in his pursuit of the utmost quality.
Others talk the talk, Edouard walks the walk. He is meticulous in his approach both in the vineyard and in the pristine cellars. There is, for us, a characteristic style. The reds combine a certain classicism, a nod to tradition, with underlying power, considerable muscle and, above all, richness. The whites are generally rounded, luscious and rather hedonistic in style, though with a classical tension and focus, rather splendid.
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