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Weather Conditions Best Appellations Best Producers Another very mixed year, in which a few producers made very good wines. Martínez Bujanda made excellent wines, and El Coto, Salceda, Corráland Montecillo…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions The flowering took place in fine spring weather, but there was no rain at all until the middle of July, when heavy rain began to fall. These conditions…

1973 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations A large crop in the north. The reds were on the light side, and should have been drunk up long ago. Yields…

1973 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

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…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions The flowering took place in fine spring weather, but there was no rain at all until the middle of July, when heavy rain began to fall. These conditions…

1973 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

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…

Weather Conditions The summer was hot and dry, but September rains, which caused some rot, marred a potentially great year. Best Appellations See best producer Best Producers The crop was…

Weather Conditions The year started well with an ideal budding but from there on everything went wrong. The flowering was spoiled by cool weather and rain in May and June.…

rioja

Weather Conditions Best Appellations Best Producers Although a dismal 1% of wine made Gran Reserva this year, that statistic masks the fact that Viña Salceda reported a good (grade 3)…

1972 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations High acidity marred the reds from Côte Rotie, but there were very low yields in Hermitage and the wines were concentrated and…

1972 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions 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…

Weather Conditions Unusual conditions led to one of the longest-ever growing seasons. Winter was severe, with rain and snow still falling in February. Although conditions had improved by the end…

australia

1972 vintage guide for Red Australia. Dry, relatively cool season in which later harvesting Coonawarra and Eden Valley fared best

1972 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions 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…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions Unusual conditions led to one of the longest-ever growing seasons. Winter was severe, with rain and snow still falling in February. Although conditions had improved by the end…

1972 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Unusual conditions led to one of the longest-ever growing seasons. Winter was severe, with rain and snow still falling in February. Although conditions had improved by the end…

Weather Conditions Conditions unsettled throughout much of the year. An uneventful spring was followed by storms during May. June was cold and damp and much of August was stormy. By…

1971 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

Weather Conditions Best Appellations Best Producers Corrál bucked the trend in this dismal year, turning out 6% of Gran Reserva wine and Salceda made some good Crianza, though nothing above,…

1971 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations A very large crop in the north, yet the wines from Hermitage and Côte Rotie were quite robust and long-lived wines. In…

1971 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions The cold, damp spring did not clear until towards the end of June. The weather picked up during summer, which, on the whole, was warm and sunny, although…

Weather Conditions The budding was early and the flowering started early but was affected by bad weather which reduced the size of the potential crop. Summer showers in July and…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions The buds burst early due to the mild spring weather, but the crop was reduced by a cold, damp June. A hot July followed, but August saw unsettled…