Region 'Sauternes and Barsac' - Year 1979

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink soon Relatively light but elegant and charming wines

Weather Conditions

The extremely wet conditions of winter lasted well into spring, although conditions improved in time for a succesful flowering. Little rain fell during July and August, and temperatures were low. September fared little better. The result was an abundant crop of poorly ripened grapes. The summer was cool and botrytis very slow to develop. The best wines are medium-bodied, no blockbusters, but elegant and charming and gently marked by noble rot. They are now ready to drink but will keep.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Guiraud, Nairac, Raymond-Lafon, Yquem