Information & scores : 1978 Bordeaux

  • Red 16/20
  • Sweet 14/20
  • Still white 15/20

Vintage description 1978 Bordeaux

An outstanding vintage. Despite terrible weather conditions through to August, the vintage was saved by an exceptional autumn that ripened the grapes beautifully. The late harvests produced intensely fruity, colourful wines with a moderate amount of tannic. Like most of the Médoc grands crus, the Graves were tremendously successful. Today the majority of these wines have reached maturity. The Sauternes region was more complicated with a hot and dry autumn that prevented rot from developing. The wines are fat and lacking in complexity.

Best in 1978 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château Gazin - Château Giscours - Château Certan de May - Château Calon Ségur - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château Saint-Pierre - Château du Tertre - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Grand Puy Lacoste - Château Magdelaine - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Trotanoy - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Clerc Milon - Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Château Haut-Bailly - Château La Lagune - Château Talbot - Clos Fourtet - Domaine de Chevalier -

Best in 1978 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

Château Gilette - Château Lafaurie Peyraguey - Château Guiraud - Suduiraut - Château Climens - Château Coutet - Château d' Yquem -

Best in 1978 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Carbonnieux - Château Haut Brion - Château Laville Haut-Brion - Château Pape Clément - Domaine de Chevalier -