Chateau de Myrat 1996 and 1997 – Barsac
Chateau de Myrat (2nd Growth)
1996: This deep-coloured mature wine is the first success of this château after its renaissance in 1990. Plagued by frost and rain for every vintage from 1991 to 1995, Xavier de Pontac could at last express the potential of this Barsac vineyard in 1996. This is a fully mature Sauternes with spicy ginger and safran tones, all wrapped in a swathe of quite unctuous sweetness.
1997: This vintage is quite similarly dark-coloured, rich and spicy but has an extra boost of power that make it appear more robust, thicker and fuller, also with slightly less finesse and acidity.