Region 'Sauternes and Barsac' - Year 1985

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink soon Fresh, fruity wines without much botrytis character

Weather Conditions

Despite a stormy May, growing conditions were normal through the summer. September was glorious, perfect for sunbathing but hopeless in terms of botrytis development. Some showers in late September persuaded some growers to start picking, but the best properties showed patience. Yquem was still picking on 20 December. Overall the wines are clean and fruity, but only a handful show noble rot character.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Climens, Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Sigalas-Rabaud