The wines have immediate flair and lots of life in them. The winemaking is modern, with new oak a constant feature. Villard has been restraining himself on the cellar techniques in the last two or three vintages, and the wines sit more comfortably in the glass as a result. John Livingstone-Learmonth.
Playing on the delicacy of the vintage, the cuvée “Les Contours de Mairlant” displays beautifully fruity notes and carried by a feeling of mineral freshness and subtly toasted. The mouth is balanced on a combination of tension that is most enticing. A vintage of pure pleasure.