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little sunshine, and ripening was delayed few wines of note

Weather Conditions

A cool spring followed an unexceptional winter, and the conditions did not promote a good flowering. The weather did not improve much as spring turned to summer, and both June and July were damp and lacking in sunshine. Temperatures picked up in August and it remained warm throughout September. However, there was little sunshine, and ripening was delayed. Rain fell during early October, but conditions improved somewhat for the late

harvest. A mediocre vintage throughout Bordeaux with few, if any, wines of note. All should have been drunk up by now.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Certan de May, Petrus, and Cheval Blanc produced wines better than average.