Decanter's vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac 1962.
Elegant, harmonious wines still drinking well
Conditions were cold and rainy from winter onwards right through to the end of May. June’s good weather developed into an extremely hot summer, although a reasaonable degree of rainfall prevented drought from developing. Good weather continued thoughout the harvest, which began on the 1st of October.
Sauternes: the wines were more harmonious than in ‘61, rich and with lovely fruit flavours.