Summer was hot and dry. Late harvest was effected by heavy rains.
A mild, wet winter led into a warm spring. Summer continued hot and dry, resulting in the development of a well-ripened crop by mid-September.
The harvest started well, but the latter part of it was badly affected by the heavy rains.
St Emilion: at Cheval Blanc this was a great vintage, the best since the ’56 frost. La Gaffeliere, Figeac and Magdelaine are all outstanding. The very good wines are numerous. Pomerol: Petrus is a great wine, possibly the wine of the vintage, while L’Evangile, Vieux-Chateau-Certan and La Conseillante were also outstanding.