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A great year for both Pomerol and St.Emilion

Weather Conditions

Spring was mild and dry, with little frost. An early flowering took place under perfect conditions. The start of summer saw a good deal of fine, sunny weather. Light rain fell towards the end of July and continued on, in bursts, throughout a coolish August. Early September, in contrast, was exceptionally hot and dry, promoting a ripening that was so fast that the start of the harvest was one of the earliest in many years. The last week or so of September saw temperatures fall somewhat for the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest in the Medoc.

Whites (sweet): The hot summer resulted in a crop with a very high sugar content, and the change in late September promoted the growth of Noble Rot. Unfortunately, however, high levels of rainfall in October washed away the

botrytis and the disappointing harvest took place in terrible weather.

Best Appellations

A great year for both Pomerol, and to a slightly lesser extent, St Emilion as well. Most Pomerols have kept their colour extremely well, and remain rich and satisfying.

Best Producers

(Pomerol) Certan de May, La Conseillante, L’Evangile, La Fleur, Petrus, and Trotanoy. (St Emilion) Ausone, Canon, Cheval Blanc, Figeac, Magdelaine, and Pavie.