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the rains set in towards the end of the month, affecting the harvest

Weather Conditions

A particularly long, cold winter that dragged on well into spring, adversely affecting the flowering. July and August were both cool and there was little sunshine. September was very hot, but the rains set in towards the end of the month, affecting the harvest.

Whites (dry): The weather conditions resulted in a marginally more successful white vintage, but this is still not an exceptional year.

Best Appellations

An under-rated vintage in which Merlot was more successful than Cabernet. Pomerol produced a number of ripe, juicy wines, most of which should have been drunk by now.

Best Producers

(Pomerol) Certan de May, Clinet, La Conseillante, l’Evangile, La Fleur de Gay, Petrus, Le Pin. (St Emilion) Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Clos des Jacobins, Grand-Mayne, Trottevieille.