Information & scores : 1998 Bordeaux


  • Red 17/20
  • Sweet 16/20
  • Still white 14/20

Vintage description 1998 Bordeaux

An outstanding vintage. A hot and dry climate produced perfectly ripe grapes with thick skins, which protected them from the torrential rains in September. The great châteaux rigorously selected their grapes and as a result produced fine, elegant and complex wines. Pomerol and Saint-Emilion made powerful and mellow wines. Graves and Margaux were finer and fruitier than the other crus. The sweet wines were on the whole fruity and elegant, though not as full as those in 1997.


Best in 1998 France, Bordeaux, Red

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 - Château Cheval Blanc -


Best in 1998 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 1998 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 -