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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.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 31, 2002.
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