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One-dimensional wines with excessive acidity

Weather Conditions

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.

Best Appellations

Sauternes: these were the only wines to develop into something worthwhile, and it was the lighter, more elegant wines that did best.

Best Producers

Sauternes: Coutet and Filhot both produced light, fruity, elegant wines that are still enjoyable.