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1972 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

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Overall, a poor vintage throughout Bordeaux

Weather Conditions

Poor weather throughout the year resulted in a poor vintage. Winter and spring were cold, and flowering was late. Although July was warm, the rest of the summer suffered from prolonged periods of rainy, cold weather.

September was warm and sunny, although by then it was too late for the quality of the crop to improve much.

Whites: The crop did not thrive under the prevailing climate. Many Sauternes were declassified and the quality of the Graves was uneven.

Best Appellations

No appellation escaped the lack of ripeness and high acidity of this vintage. When bottles occasionally come to light the colour is often good, but the wines are dry and one-dimensional.

Best Producers

No recommended producers

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