Region 'Sauternes and Barsac' - Year 1986

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink soon Many rich and complex wines

Weather Conditions

Winter was harsh, although the frosts were not as sharp as the previous year. The spring was cool, but the late spring and summer were warm and dry. Rain in mid-September fell at the right time, and was succeeded by fine weather, allowing botrytis to develop copiously. Picking took place through October, but the weather deteriorated at the end of the month, and the last picking were not necessarily the best. Although acclaimed as a great year, some of the fruit was not sufficiently overripe by the time botrytis struck. The wines are rich and complex, but many lack acidity and finesse.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Climens, Fargues, Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Raymond-Lafon, St Amand, Yquem