Log In / Join Now

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.

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

Members-Only Content

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

Created with Sketch.

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 345,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

START FREE 30-DAY TRIAL

Already a member?     Sign In


WineRatings+ app: Download now for 340,000+ ratings.