Region 'Medoc and Graves' - Year 1978
|drink now||An excellent year for both red and white wines|
The weather conditions in spring and summer – damp and dreary – did not augur well for the vintage. However, things picked up in mid-August, which saw the start of fine, sunny weather that prevailed throughout the harvest, which started late.
A classic Bordeaux vintage of average sign, so much smaller was was than the vintage of the 80s & 90s. While they never had the pretensions of '70 or '75, the have probably given more pleasure for longer than either. What they lack power there is more ... made up for Chasson and Head. The best wines are Lefont in Paulliac, St.Julien, Margaux Graves and St.Estephe.
Pauillac-Latour is outstandly and has stood the test of time, the charming stylish wines from Pichon Lalande, Grand Puy Lacoste and Lynch Bages. St.Julien - Leoville Las-cases is outstanding and still has plenty to give, Gruand Larose ... Leoville trotanoy and Talbot are delicious. Margaux is beautiful ... celebrates the renaissance of this great growth, and Pichon is excellent. Graves - very good wines from Haut-Brion, La Huission and Domaine de Chevalier. St.Estepher - impressive wines from ... and Cos d'Estournel.