Petrus was the wine of the vintage and is still magnificent.
Flowering took place slightly behind schedule after a relatively mild winter. The weather warmed up by summer, and July and August were both hot and dry. The pattern was reversed in the first three weeks of September, with cold, damp conditions, although the end of the month saw a return to sunshine. The harvest, which started in October, was plagued by intermittent rain.
Pomerol not only produced the consistently best wines, but they have also lasted well. St Emilion: the best wines tend to come from the cotes and plateau.
Pomerol: Petrus was the wine of the vintage and is still magnificent. Exceptional wines were also made at Trotenoy and Vieux-Chateau-Certan. St Emilion: Cheval Blanc, although not in the Petrus class, has great charm and style and has lasted well. The Magdelaine was the pick of the cotes and plateau wines.