Information & scores : 1996 Bordeaux


  • Red 17/20
  • Sweet 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, Red

Château Cheval Blanc - Château la Dominique - Château Mouton Rothschild - Château Calon Ségur - Château Haut Brion - Château Latour - Château La Mission Haut-Brion - Château Lafite Rothschild - Château Lynch Bages - Château Gruaud Larose - Château Margaux - Château Troplong Mondot - Château Clinet - Château Angélus - Château la Conseillante - 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 - Petrus - Château Montrose -


Best in 1996 France, Bordeaux, Sweet

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


Best in 1996 France, Bordeaux, Still white

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