On the following pages are some quick but concise guides to the last 10 Bordeaux vintages covering The rise and fall and rise again, on and on the circle circus? The rollercoaster ride on the secondary market aside, however, what of the wines themselves?
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Mixed rather than great. Lowish yield. After a mild February, budburst arrived 10 days earlier than usual, at the end of March.
Generally, has proven to be a very classical vintage, with the typical finesse and elegance of Bordeaux. However, it has less volume and dimension on the palate than and The reds are fairly sapid, supple and fruity with nice precision and freshness, although not all of them are a success.
Generally less regular than the other three top communes in the Medoc, possibly due to being more spread out. I found the wines this year more homogenous and the general quality higher. One producer told me that because Margaux was the most southern commune, it got better weather.