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Variable vintage of mostly light wines – Barsac fared best

Weather Conditions

The weather was dry and warm throughout most of spring, providing good conditions for flowering. Heavy rain fell during much of July, but the month that followed was hot and dry. September began fine, but wet conditions returned from the middle of the month onwards. As with the red wines, the wines of Sauternes and Barsac were light and pretty, but without the structure for long-term ageing. Most wines should have been drunk up, but some wines from Barsac may still be holding up well.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Yquem, Climens, Nairac.