Information & scores : 1996 Bordeaux

  • Blanc liquoreux 17/20
  • Red 17/20
  • Still white 17/20

Vintage description 1996 Bordeaux

An outstanding vintage both in quality and quantity. The Cabernet Sauvignon has matured to perfection and produced highly concentrated wines. Most of the Médoc wines are full, ample, aromatic with a long cellaring capacity. However, the Merlot suffered from the torrential rains during the summer. Consequently the Pomerols, Saint Emilions and Graves are not quite so regular. The dry white wines are magnificently complex thanks to an early harvest. The sweet wines are outstandingly rich.

Best in 1996 France, Bordeaux, Blanc liquoreux

Château Filhot - Château Sigalas Rabaud - Château Rabaud Promis - Château Rieussec - Château la Tour Blanche - Château Guiraud - Château Suduiraut - Château Climens - Château Coutet - Château d' Yquem -

Best in 1996 France, Bordeaux, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château la Dominique - Château Calon Ségur - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Palmer - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Lynch Bages - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Margaux - Château Troplong Mondot - Château Clinet - Château Angélus - Cos d'Estournel - Château Léoville Las Cases - Château Ausone - Château Ducru Beaucaillou - Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande - Château Canon la Gaffelière - Château Sociando Mallet - Château Montrose - Château Mouton Rothschild - Petrus - Château la Conseillante -

Best in 1996 France, Bordeaux, Still white

Château Carbonnieux - Château Haut Brion - Château Smith Haut Lafitte - Château Laville Haut-Brion - Château Pape Clément - Château de Fieuzal - Château la Louvière -