A small vintage. Unfavourable weather conditions in the spring hindered the development of the vines. During the harvest, the Merlot vines were completely destroyed and the Cabernet Sauvignon vines damaged by Hurricane Hortense. The absence of Merlot produced acidic wines that were austere and lacking balance.. These wines have a long cellaring capacity due to the large proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon, nevertheless, they are lacking considerably in depth and charm. Most of the great châteaux of Saint Emilion and Pomerol downgraded their production. The sweet wines, light and elegant, are more successful.
Château Mouton Rothschild - Château Haut Brion - Château Haut Marbuzet - Château Latour - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Lynch Bages - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Margaux - Château Haut Batailley - Château Trotanoy - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Figeac - Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Petrus - Château Montrose -
Château Coutet - Château Filhot - Château Rieussec - Château Lafaurie Peyraguey - Château d' Yquem -
Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Château Laville Haut-Brion - Domaine de Chevalier -