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Magazine Archives: March 31, 2002

Back to Earth in Bordeaux

Although a difficult vintage, 1999 offers both good wines and good prices
James Suckling
Issue: March 31, 2002

Tasting some of the best 1999 red Bordeaux, I found it hard to believe that the vintage was one of the most difficult in recent memory for France's premier wine region. In 1999, just about anything that could go wrong did go wrong, including disease in the vineyards, rain at harvest and a large crop of unripe grapes.

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