drought affected Bordeaux, but produced some wines full of fruit and wholeness
The drought that affected much of Western Europe throughout spring and summer made its impact felt in Bordeaux. The hot, dry weather continued until storms began in mid-September, interrupting the harvest, which had
A vintage which really underlined the gap between top producers and the rest, even more so than today. The top
St. Emilion were the best in all Bordeaux.
Best producers: St Emilion: Ausone is a really beautifully-balanced, elegant yet compact, long-term developer, and marked the beginning of a new era under Pascal Delbeck. Cheval Blanc is now at it glorious best, still luscious and full of fruit and wholeness. Pomerol: Petrus should still be excellent and La Conseillante fully developed and at its best, with Trotanoy the best after Petrus.