1999 Bordeaux Vintage

The Harvest

The weather during the growing and harvest season was excessively wet and hot and in earlier times could have been disastrous. September rains and a hailstorm in St-Emilion resulted in patchwork performance across the region, after a promising crop had materialised during the sweltering month of August.

The Vintage

A very good vintage that produced low acidity, ripe wines which have matured quickly and are drinkable now. However, they should last a good 15-20 years. A good year for Merlot, which benefited from being harvested before the rains.

Chateau De Pez 1999
Chateau De Pez
Chateau De Pez 1999
Château De Pez 1999 The first time we have purchased this wine since 1996, good structure with plenty of ripe fruit.
Chateau Pavie Macquin 1999
Chateau Pavie Macquin
Chateau Pavie Macquin 1999
Château Pavie Macquin St Emilion 1999  84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon  Huge concentration of fruit, a superb wine that we highly recommend.