Region 'Medoc and Graves' - Year 1963
|drink now||A very poor vintage with no wines of note|
Winter was harsh, but there was little frost damage to the crop in spring.The weather did little to promote successful flowering, and the weather continued cold and damp right through to September, resulting in rot and delayed ripening. Reds: Finally, the sun began to shine at the start of the late harvest, 10 October.
Rot spread across the region as rain and warm conditions affected ripe grapes. This damaged the pigmentation of the skins - resulting in a tell-tale orange colour in the wines. No area escaped.
Pauillac: The Latour was the only acceptable wine in the Medoc, but has been in decline for some years.