concentrated and opulent
An exceptionally damp winter and spring, although there were no frosts during the latter. These conditions were prolonged right through June, and flowering took place under less than ideal conditions. Temperatures throughout summer were close to the average, but there was less rainfall than usual. Harvesting conditions were fine, but the uneven ripening of the different grape varieties caused problems for many of the growers.
Whites (sweet): The hot summer ensured a high sugar content for the grapes, and October’s humidity encouraged the development of Noble Rot.
An excellent year for rich, concentrated St Emilion and opulent Pomerol.
(St Emilion) Some Cabernet Franc lacked concentation. The finest wines come from Angelus, Ausone, Canon-la-Gaffeliere, Clos des Jacobins, Tertre-Roteboeuf, Troplong-Mondot.