One-dimensional wines with excessive acidity
An unexceptional winter was followed by bad spring weather. June continued cold, but July and August saw a rise in temperatures and reasonable amounts of sunshine. Rain fell throughout the first fortnight of September, but warm, sunny weather afterwards continued until the harvest – of a very small crop – in early October.
Sauternes: these were the only wines to develop into something worthwhile, and it was the lighter, more elegant wines that did best.
Sauternes: Coutet and Filhot both produced light, fruity, elegant wines that are still enjoyable.