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The harvest started in perfect conditions. Wines were consistent and fine.

Weather Conditions

The mild conditions of winter and early spring were followed by fine weather in late spring, producing a good flowering. Most of summer was cool and dry, although July saw some rains. August was mostly dry, but the sun failed to shine. This was compensated for by a return to hot, sunny weather in September. Despite intermittent rain just before the harvest, the crop survived intact, with no rot. Early October saw the start of the harvest take place in perfect conditions. Red wines did far better under the prevailing conditions that whites.

Best Appellations

St Emilion: while not as good as ’64, was outstandingly consistent and fine. In Pomerol the picture is very similar to St Emilion.

Best Producers

St Emilion: Cheval Blanc is still a beautiful wine, if less concentrated and rich than ’64. Then Figeac, Belair, Canon and La Gaffeliere all produced fine, long-lived wines. Pomerol: Petrus is outstanding, then La Conseillante, L’Evangile, Le Gay, La Pointe, Trotanoy and Vieux-Chateau-Certan all produced fine, long-lived wines.