Region 'Medoc and Graves' - Year 1972
|drink now||Overall, a poor vintage throughout Bordeaux|
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 suffered from prolonged periods of rainy, cold weather. September was warm and sunny, although by then it was too late for the quality of the crop to improve much. Whites: The crop did not thrive under the prevailing climate. Many Sauternes were declassified and the quality of the Graves was uneven.
No appellation escaped the lack of ripeness and high acidity of this vintage. When bottles occasionally come to light the colour is often good, but the wines are dry and one-dimensional.
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