A small vintage with rich, elegant, harmonious wines
After an unsettled spring, flowering was late and difficult. There was some scattered hail damage. But the summer was dry and hot, with a little welcome rain in mid-September. Growers on the Côte de Beaune picked after the rain in late September.
A very good vintage for white wines, including Chablis, as they had better acidity than the 1994s. Some wines from the Côte de Beaune show some botrytis character, which gives them an appealing touch of honey. They should age well. In Chablis, September was cool, but the wines were rich and fruity.
Bonneau du Martray; Carillon; Coche-Dury; Michel Colin-Déléger; Darviot-Perrin; Jean-Noël Gagnard; Comtes Lafon; Pierre Morey; Ramonet; Guy Roulot.