Region 'Sauternes and Barsac' - Year 1996
|keep||A high quality vintage with rich and concentrated wines|
Rain in August swelled the grapes but also encouraged some botrytis to set in. September was mixed, with some cold weather and rain towards the end of the month. There was grey rot, and affected bunches had to be removed. Botrytis was widespread by early October, sugar levels were high, and the harvest was in full swing. The best wines were rich and concentrated. Very high quality.
Overall, Sauternes fared better than Barsac.
Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Haut-Bergeron, Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Rayne-Vigneau, Tour-Blanche