Information & scores : 1966 Bordeaux

  • Red 17/20
  • Sweet 13/20
  • Still white 16/20

Vintage description 1966 Bordeaux

An outstanding vintage. Ideal weather conditions and a dry and sunny September produced dense and colourful wines. There was a lot of enthusiasm for these wines when they came out, but they did not live up to expectations. Certain crus have lost their fruitiness. They have evolved very little and today have proved to be very tannic and austere. However, there are some superb wines such as Latour, Léoville Las-Cases and la Mission Haut-Brion that simply ooze charm and balance. The sweet wines are of average quality due to the unfavourable weather conditions that prevented the development of noble rot.

Best in 1966 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Canon - Château Chasse Spleen - Château Cheval Blanc - Château Calon Ségur - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Palmer - Château Lynch Bages - Château Grand Puy Lacoste - Château Pape Clément - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Trotanoy - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Château Lafleur - Château Figeac - Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Château Talbot - Château Mouton Rothschild - Petrus - Château Branaire Ducru - Château la Conseillante - Domaine de Chevalier -

Best in 1966 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château d' Yquem - Château Suduiraut - Château Coutet -

Best in 1966 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Haut Brion - Château Laville Haut-Brion -