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1995 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

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A good vintage across Bordeaux, with a number of well-structured wines

Weather Conditions

A mild winter and warm spring led to flowering from 20 May. A hot summer, but the water table was high so there was no drought stress. There was light rain in mid-September, followed by dry weather well into October. Despite occasional dilution, the grapes were ripe and healthy; yields were high but not excessive. A few producers picked too early, fearing a repetition of the deluges of previous years. The wines overall are rich and firm, but lack a little flair. White and red Graves were mostly picked before the rain, and are of very high quality, though a touch lighter than the best Medoc reds.

Best Appellations

Best in St-Julien and Pauillac. All wines need at least 3-5 years in the bottle.

Best Producers

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