Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

2008 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

2008 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions The Right Bank’s early season was marked by wet, cool, yo-yo weather. Budburst was sluggish, flowering poor and uneven, and fruit set inconsistent. High rainfall (August was its…

2005 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

2005 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Flowering started on 23 May and continued with excellent summer weather conditions. With only 400mm of rain overall, the year was fairly dry. The harvest started about two…

2003 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

2003 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions On April 28, a hailstorm caused some serious damage in certain areas of the Saint-Emilion vineyard. Then on June 24 a mini-tornado mainly in the Entre-deux-Mers affected certain…

2002 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

2002 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions This year which saw a difficult flowering leading to coulure and millerandage (poor fruit set resulting in small and varied size grapes respectively), a cool, wet summer, and…

2001 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

2001 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions After a mild, wet winter with an average temperature two degrees above normal, budding started early around 24 March. The excellent climatic conditions saw vintners begin their seasonal…

1999 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1999 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions The summer was warm and growth very vigorous, requiring much green-harvesting. On September 5 a devastating hailstorm hit some top properties in St Emilion, including Angélus and Canon,…

1997 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1997 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Flowering in St Emilion was three weeks earlier than usual, which promised an early vintage, but the summer was marked by rain and humidity. The second half of…

1996 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1996 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions After a cool start to the summer, the weather warmed up, but temperatures were never excessive, helping the grapes to retain their acidity. However, rain during August and…

1995 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1995 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Flowering was early, and despite the long hot summer there was no drought stress. Best Appellations There was much excellent Merlot and Cabernet Franc on the right…

1994 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1994 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions A hot summer was followed in September by considerable downpours, which harmed prospects for a great vintage. Nonetheless much of the Merlot on the right bank ripened properly,…

1992 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1992 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Early flowering was followed by a very wet summer, and there was widespread rot. Cool September weather may have prevented further infestations of rot, but also prevented many…

1991 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1991 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions The severe April frost also slashed the crop on the right bank, although a few sheltered vineyards such as Ausone and Magdelaine were touched more lightly. Overall, the…

1990 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1990 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions The winter was very mild, but spring cooler, followed by a hot May, which provoked early flowering. The summer was hot and dry, and maturation was assisted by…

1989 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

1989 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Due to the above-average temperatures that were the norm during the spring of 1989, flowering took place earlier than usual under ideal conditions, leading to the production of…