1986 vintage guide for Vintage Champagne


A number of vintage wines were released but quality was very variable

Weather Conditions

The weather this year was unpredictable and dramatic, to say the least. The winter was cold and the spring poor, yet the weather improved in June, and flowering was normal. The summer was warm and sunny, but rain in August and September marred the quality of the fruit, and induced some rot.

Best Appellations

See producer

Best Producers

Many producers released vintage wines, but the wines have never had the allure of the 1985s, and have aged quite rapidly.