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Poor weather throughout the year resulted in a poor vintage. Winter and spring were cold, and flowering was late. Although July was warm, the rest of the summer suffered from prolonged periods of rainy, cold weather. September was warm and sunny, although by then it was too late for the quality of the crop to improve much. The crop did not thrive under the prevailing climate. Many Sauternes were declassified and the quality of the Graves was uneven. The growing season was dry but cool, and estates had to wait until well into the autumn before the grapes were sufficiently ripe to be harvested. The wines were feeble, but by no means a wash-out.

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