Information & scores : 1976 Bordeaux

  • Blanc liquoreux 18/20
  • Red 15/20
  • Still white 16/20

Vintage description 1976 Bordeaux

A very fine vintage, jeopardised by difficult weather conditions. As a result of a particularly scorching summer, this was the earliest harvest since 1945. Unfortunately heavy rain hit the vineyards during the harvest and filled the grapes with water. The wines are diluted, but nevertheless supple and elegant. There were some very good wines in north Médoc, particularly in the Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Saint-Estèphe appellations. The sweet wines, ample, rich and honeyed are very good.

Best in 1976 France, Bordeaux, Blanc liquoreux

Château Gilette - Château Rieussec - Château Guiraud - Château Suduiraut - Château Climens - Château Coutet - Château de Fargues - Château d' Yquem -

Best in 1976 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Canon - Château Cheval Blanc - Château Giscours - Château Beychevelle - Château Haut Brion - Château La Tour Haut-Brion - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Grand Puy Lacoste - Château Trotte Vieille - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Ausone - Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Château Figeac - Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Château Sociando Mallet - Château Léoville Poyferré - Château Montrose - Château La Lagune - Château Talbot - Château Mouton Rothschild - Petrus - Château Branaire Ducru - Château Rauzan Ségla -

Best in 1976 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Laville Haut-Brion - Domaine de Chevalier -