Rot was a major problem
Unpredictable weather in 1984 resulted in a poor crop. This is especially true of the Merlot, and this had a profound impact on the wines produced in Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. Early spring conditions were not particularly notable, but April was exceptionally warm, which promoted the growth of the vines, but this development was halted as a result of a cold and very wet May. A hot June saw an over-enhanced flowering. July and August were sunny and hot, but the crucial ripening period at the end of summer was ruined by
heavy rainfall. A hurricane on the 5th of October, towards the end of the harvest period, did not help matters.
An extremely poor Right Bank vintage, with many of the top properties choosing to declassify their crop. Rot was a major problem.
Only Petrus, Trotanoy (Pomerol) and Figeac (St Emilion) produced any wines of even remote interest.