Generalisations are difficult in this variable year, but there is agreement that quality is back down to earth after the excitement of andwith lower alcohol and generally higher tannins too. Julien and Pessac superb Vintage Score 93 Drink Window Hold Description A good spring was followed by a gray, humid summer, but dry weather and a long harvest period through September and October saved the vintage. High sugar grapes undergo rapid onset of botrytis initiated by early September rains. Frost is the major headline for Bordeaux inresulting in the lowest yield in over 25 years across the region. Use the chart as a guide only; in every vintage there will be outperforming and underperforming wines. Some properties picked before full maturity; sorting essential to remove unripe berries. The red wines are generous, vital and richly constituted, with ample tannins and fresh acidity, too; they will age very well. July, August and September temperatures were all well above the year-average, and September was notably dry and sunny throughout the month. Harvest was generally earlier than in
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This Bordeaux vintage chart covers all the important Bordeaux appellations: St. Estephe, Pauillac, St.
Julien, Margaux, Graves/Pessac Leognan, Pomerol, St. The Wine Advocate Vintage Guide CCaution, may be too old; EEarly maturing and accessible; NVVintage not.
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St. Julien / Pauillac / St. Estephe. Vintage Charts. Ratings · Ratings Search Wines are fresh and pure; best in Pauillac and St.-Julien, other AOCs more heterogeneous to above normal. Upper Médoc superb, with St.-Estèphe, Pauillac and St.-Julien the epicenter of quality.
Exceptionally cool, damp July and August but the vintage was saved by an unusually dry, warm September and October that just about ripened the grapes though autumn concentration has resulted in relatively high-acid wines.
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The very dry weather and tempered heat of summer suited Merlot, with July in particular leading to the formation of propitiously thick yet supple skins on the grapes.
Yields down due to small berries. Pauillac and Pomerol seemed to perform best in a year that can taste pretty crisp.
After considerable anxiety about disease pressure during the long and colossally wet spring, spirits lifted on the Right Bank during June as summer warmth arrived and the rain clouds cleared. After a warm and unusually wet winter, spring began with very mild March temperatures, and budburst was two weeks ahead of average. June and July were exceptionally hot and rainless, eventually causing some drought stress.
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Will this vintage adhere to Jancis' rule of five, whereby any vintage divisible by five is The best of a bad lot can be found in Pomerol, St-Julien and St-Estèphe. Back to French Vintage Chart The vintage chart and harvest reports Leading properties in St Estèphe, Pauillac and St Julien have made the.
Best on the left bank where sappy tannins suggest they might be ready to enjoy from Cabernets and high-sited vineyards struggled to reach maturity.
Decanter Bordeaux ratings published Decanter has published its ratings and tasting notes for the 'exceptional' Bordeaux vintage. Sauternes, and especially the sub-region of Barsac, was as badly hit as other regions of Bordeaux by the April frosts, and some properties like Ch Climens have made no wine at all this year.
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|Some sites suffered water stress. The record-breaking Indian summer meant that both Cabernets and Merlots could be picked at optimum ripeness. Overshadowed by and Rapid onset of botrytis on ripe grapes, high in sugar. Vintage Score Drink Window Description Vintage Score 95—98 Drink Window NYR Description Similar towith wet conditions early and dry conditions late, yet both were more extreme this year, with severe mildew pressure reducing yields; second half drought saved the vintage.|