Region 'Medoc and Graves' - Year 1978

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink now An excellent year for both red and white wines

Weather Conditions

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.

Best Appellations

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.

Best Producers

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.