The winter of 2000/2001 was particularly rainy with mild temperatures, giving rise to early bud-break and a rather difficult year overall in terms of parasites and disease.
After a warm spring and hot summer, the beginning of September was cool and dry, producing delicate and abundant perfume. Around mid-September several hot and rainy days were worrisome, but hot, dry weather reappeared and the harvest, from September 27 to October 12, brought in healthy, ripe grapes rich in color.
The Merlot was black, fat, and powerful, while the Cabernet was very dark, exceptionally robust, with intense perfume, very noble tannins, and a supple finish.
This vintage will certainly be counted, for Château POUGET, among the very best, with an excellent potential for aging.