The exceptionally hot, sunny weather in the first week of September resulted in an early harvest. Consequently, some of the wines showed signs of an overabundant harvest: a feeling of dilution due to a lack of substance. Nevertheless they still had the essential and charming qualities of their youth: suppleness and fruitiness. These wines reached their peak after a few years in bottles. Chardonnay gave a repeat performance of the miraculous wines of 1973, producing an unhoped for quality considering the abundant harvest. These white wines were soft and charming at a very early age, and they remained so throughout their ageing process. Except for a few great wines that have still to show their full potential and require a few more years of cellaring, these wines have reached their peak and need to be enjoyed straight away.
Romanée-Conti Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Romanée-Saint-Vivant - Clos de Vougeot - Corton - Echézeaux - La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Musigny - Chambertin - Grands-Echézeaux - Richebourg - Clos de Tart Mommessin -
Bâtard-Montrachet - Chablis - Chevalier-Montrachet - Montrachet - Musigny Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet - Corton-Charlemagne -