Region 'Medoc and Graves' - Year 1974
|drink now||A good year in Graves. Elsewhere, the wines lacked ripeness|
Conditions in spring promoted a healthy flowering. Summer was hot and dry, but September saw the start of intermittent periods of heavy rainfall. The rainy, cold weather continued throughout the harvest period, which started early in October. Whites: The Sauternes crop was particularly badly affected by the conditions.
Even 10 years ago the top growths had nothing to offer. This vintage produced a large crop of thin, dilute, charmless wines. Only the colour was better than 73. In every other way it was inferior, and even poorer than 72.
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