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Merlot was of exceptional quality, with very high sugar levels and ample tannin

Weather Conditions

The winter was very mild, but spring cooler, followed by a hot May, which provoked early flowering. The summer was hot and dry, and maturation was assisted by a little light rain in early September.

Best Appellations

Merlot was of exceptional quality, with very high sugar levels and ample tannin, giving excellent wines throughout the region.

Best Producers

Cheval Blanc was among the outstanding successes of the year.