{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer M2YzM2IyZWJhNTBlMjQ5YTJjMGQ2MDc3NGM1YmE1MTRhY2Y1MDEwMWM4YjMxZmJhMmRiYTg0M2RlMzEwMTRhYw","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

1993 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

drink now

A vintage spoiled by too much rain across Bordeaux

Weather Conditions

The spring was damp, but a warmer May led to swift flowering. The summer was warm, and August hot. Growers were all set for a very fine vintage, when the clouds burst on September 6. Fortunately cool weather kept rot at bay, but dilution was inevitable.

Best Appellations

The conditions favoured Merlot over Cabernet. Quality in the Médoc is patchy, but there were many underrated wines. In the Graves the reds were attractive medium-bodied wines for medium-term consumption, and the whites, which had quite good acidity, were generally superior to the reds. St-Julien is best.

Best Producers

Information to be supplied

Latest Wine News