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When young these were delicious wines

Weather Conditions

The flowering took place in fine spring weather, but there was no rain at all until the middle of July, when heavy rain began to fall. These conditions continued until the late harvest. When young these were delicious wines, probably more consistent than the Medocs but inclined to be a touch overblown.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Saint-Emilion: Cheval Blanc was always one of the best wines of the vintage, not far behind the delicious 71, but bottles will be valuable now. Figeac is not far behind.

Pomerol: The best was Trotanoy, which is still worth investigating.