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rich, full-bodied wines, although some of them lacked flair

Weather Conditions

Flowering was early, and despite the long hot summer there was no drought stress.

Best Appellations

There was much excellent Merlot and Cabernet Franc on the right bank, giving rich, full-bodied wines, although some of them lacked flair.

Best Producers

All the top estates, such as Pétrus and Cheval Blanc, made superb wines.