1968 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations Patchy at best in the northern Rhône, though a handful of growers made decent wines in Côte Rotie. The south produced lightweight…

1968 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions One of the worst vintages of the century, exacerbated by the weather. A cold winter and spring saw flowering take place under conditions that were far from ideal.…

1967 vintage guide for Vintage Port

Weather Conditions After a cool summer (without any real heat in July or August), the grapes were still green and backward when picking began around 20th September. Both yields and…

1967 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations Relatively light in Côte Rotie, though the wines were enjoyable when young. Exceptionally tannic in Châteauneuf, yet the wines had enough fruit…

1967 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions Flowering took place slightly behind schedule after a relatively mild winter. The weather warmed up by summer, and July and August were both hot and dry. The pattern…

1967 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions Flowering took place slightly behind schedule after a relatively mild winter. The weather warmed up by summer, and July and August were both hot and dry. The pattern…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions Spring was unexceptional. A heavy frost early in May helped to restrict growth, leading to a small crop of well-developed fruit. July and August were very warm, but…

1967 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Flowering took place slightly behind schedule after a relatively mild winter. The weather warmed up by summer, and July and August were both hot and dry. The pattern…

1966 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations Rich wines from Côte Rotie. In the south the wines were firm and quite full-bodied, but even Châteauneuf should now be drunk…

1966 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions The mild conditions of winter and early spring were followed by fine weather in late spring, producing a good flowering. Most of summer was cool and dry, although…

Weather Conditions An uneven year. Some hail fell in an otherwise unexceptional spring, which was followed by a warm, mellow June, which resulted in the development of an abundant crop.…

1966 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions The mild conditions of winter and early spring were followed by fine weather in late spring, producing a food flowering. Most of summer was cool and dry, although…

1966 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions The mild conditions of winter and early spring were followed by fine weather in late spring, producing a good flowering. Most of summer was cool and dry, although…

1966 vintage guide for Vintage Port

Weather Conditions An exceptionally wet winter prepared the vines for a hot, dry summer. In August temperatures of 45C were recorded twice at Pinhao in the heart of the Cima…

1965 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions A disastrous year, for which the blame can be fully laid on the weather. The cold winter conditions were prolonged throughout much of spring, and summer was washed…

1965 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations Poor vintage throughout the Rhône. Best Producers No producer recommended.

1965 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions A disastrous year, for which the blame can be fully laid on the weather. The cold winter conditions were prolonged throughout much of spring, and summer was washed…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions A disastrous vintage, badly affected by rot. Levels of sunshine were well below average throughout summer and, by September, the ground was waterlogged due to heavy falls of…

1965 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions A disastrous year, for which the blame can be fully laid on the weather. The cold winter conditions were prolonged throughout much of spring, and summer was washed…

1964 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Information to be supplied Best Appellations Rich supple wines from Côte Rotie. In the south, Châteauneuf produced some powerful and rich wines, but they aged relatively fast.(Excellent in…

1964 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions A mild, wet winter led into a warm spring. Summer continued hot and dry, resulting in the development of a well-ripened crop by mid-September. The harvest started well,…

Weather Conditions Rated by some as the best vintage of the decade, the weather this year had a profound impact on the quality of the grapes. Deep snow in winter,…

1964 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions A mild, wet winter led into a warm spring. Summer continued hot and dry, resulting in thedevelopment of a well-ripened crop by mid-September. The harvest started well, but…

1964 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions A mild, wet winter led into a warm spring. Summer continued hot and dry, resulting in the development of a well-ripened crop by mid-September. Best Appellations The harvest…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions The weather did not warm up until June, after a severe winter and protracted, coolish spring. July saw intermittent rain, and August was, frankly, wet. The crop did…