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A very hot summer made for a very good vintage in Bordeaux. It was a good vintage for Red Burgundy. A poor vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. Some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made. Armagnac is a good choice for this vintage.


Poor weather and tough economic times meant few Bordeaux wines were sold. Poor vintages in Burgundy and the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made. No vintage port was declared. Armagnac is a good choice for this vintage.


Tough wartime conditions hindered the vintage but some fine wines were made. Good red wines were made in Bordeaux and Burgundy and poor wines in the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, the Tawny (Colheita) Ports that were produced are excellent and a small crop of good quality vintage ports were produced. Armagnac and vintage Sherry are a good choice for this vintage.


Good weather throughout Europe led to a good vintage in Bordeaux. The 1946 vintage in Bordeaux was good and started with a cold rainy Spring that hindered flowering. The vintage was saved by a warm dry Summer which continued into October. The harvest commenced in mid September. There was a poor vintage in Burgundy and the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made. Armagnac is a good choice for this vintage or Rivesaltes, the sweet red wine from the South of France, which is newly bottled having been stored in cask and is drinking beautifully with vintage port like flavours.


Poor weather throughout Europe did not help wine makers in Bordeaux, Burgundy and the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made. Armagnac is a good choice for this vintage or Rivesaltes, the sweet red wine from the South of France, which is newly bottled having been stored in cask and is drinking beautifully with vintage port like flavours.


The 1956 vintage was challenging for all wine producers. The 1956 vintage in Bordeaux was poor and will always be remembered as the year of the frost when a devastating frost destroyed many of the vines on both the Left and Right Bank of the Gironne. It was the coldest year since the beginning of the 1700's and not one that wine makers will remember with any fondness.The pick of the vintage is either sweet white wines or Rivesaltes, the sweet red wine from the South of France, which is newly bottled having been stored in cask and is drinking beautifully with vintage port like flavours.


Bordeaux had great weather and produced a outstanding vintage. Burgundy had very good weather and produced a very good vintage for red wines. It was an outstanding vintage in both the Northern and Southern Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was no vintage ports declared but stunning Tawny ports are available and drinking beautifully. In Italy it was a good vintage in Tuscany and great in Piedmont.


Bordeaux had great weather and produced a very good but small vintage. Burgundy had good weather and produced a good vintage for red and white wines. It was outstanding in the Northern Cote du Rhone and very good in the Southern Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was no vintage ports declared. In Italy there was an outstanding vintage in Tuscany and Piedmont.


A hot dry summer led to only a good Bordeaux vintage. It was also a good vintage for red Burgundy and the Northern and Southern Rhone. No Vintage Port was declared. Some good Italian red wines were also produced.


Rain in September in Bordeaux spoiled the harvest and it was only a fair vintage. It was good for wines in the Southern and Northern Rhone. It was a poor vintage for Red and white Burgundy. It was a good vintage in Italy and very good in Spain. In Portugal, some good single Quinta vintage ports were made.Some fine Champagnes were made.


Good summer weather produced a very good vintage in Bordeaux .1996 was a very good vintage for red Burgundy and outstanding for white Burgundy. A good vintage was produced in the Rhone Valley. In Portugal, some good single Quinta vintage ports were made. It was an outstanding Vintage in Champagne. It was a very good year for wines from Italy and Spain.


2000 was a hugely successful vintage in Bordeaux with the finest vintage wines produced since 1990. After a poor winter and a damp spring and early summer, the sun shone from mid July until mid September. Harvesting lasted until the 11th October. A vintage for drinkable wines to be consumed in the long term. 2000 was very successful for Red Burgundy and excellent for White Burgundy. It was an outstanding vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was an outstanding vintage with some long living vintage ports produced.The Champagne region also produced some good Champagne which are currently drinking beautifully.


2001 was a good vintage in Bordeaux. It was very good for red and white Burgundy. It was an outstanding vintage in the North and in the South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there were some good vintage ports produced. It was also a good vintage for Champagne.


was an outstanding vintage in Bordeaux. It was good for white Burgundy and very good for red Burgundy. It was also an oustanding vintage in the North and in the South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, oustanding vintage ports were produced. It was a good vintage for Champagne and a very good vintage in Italy.


The 2006 vintage in Bordeaux was a good year but had extremely variable weather throughout the year with a very cold winter, a dry spring and a scorching July. September was very wet which hampered the harvest. Cabernet Sauvignon based wines were most successful. A vintage for drinkable wines to be consumed in the long term. 2006 was a very good vintage for Red and White Burgundy. It was an outstanding vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, no vintage ports were made. The Champagne region also produced some good Champagne which is drinking beautifully. It was also an outstanding vintage in Italy for red wines.


A small but good vintage in Bordeaux, with any remaining bottles exceedingly rare. It was an outstanding vintage for Red Burgundy. In Portugal no vintage port was declared. Some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made. Armagnac is a good choice for this vintage.


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