The sun was generous from spring through autumn in such a
way that the vegetative season was hotter and drier than in 1982 and 1976, and without rain during the harvest. Only 1949 was, on the whole, drier.
The wines are supple, because of their low acidity, generous, with very ripe tannins due to the exceptional ripening conditions of the grapes. The Petit Verdot was especially useful in strengthening the structure of merlot, which was over ripe.