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2014

Great for Sauternes, best since 2001 probz. Searing acid for white. Reds were saved by strong September and October, but still high acid.

2

What were the subpar vintages in Bordeaux from 1980-95?

1980, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992

3

1999

Variable Sauternes quality. Rain was tough for reds at harvest. St Emilion saw hail in September.

4

2005

Decent, ripe Sauternes. Whites successful, sometimes fat. Reds were perfect.

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2001

Legendary Sauternes via rain. Varied reds thanks to wet September.

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2006

Sauternes was non-existent. Whites were good bc acid. Pauillac and Pomerol were highlights for rough 2006 reds.

7

What were the best vintages in Bordeaux from 1900-1979?

1945, 1961, 1900, 1959, 1929, 1928, 1949

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2011

Sauternes is opulent. Energy in whites. Normal reds.

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2004

Difficult Sauternes. Good white wines, bc long season. Large crop, restrained body overall in reds. Left bank focused.

10

1997

Good, sometimes heavy Sauternes.Easy drinking and overpriced reds.

11

What were the best vintages in Bordeaux from 1980-95?

1989, 1982, 1986, 1990

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2013

Sauternes is uneven. Lighter whites. Reds are universally poor, THANKS ROT.

13

2000

Pretty Sauternes but likely gone. Wonderfully consistent and balanced reds.

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2002

Small Sauternes crop only near river. The reds were small and correct, but they're probably done.

15

2003

Extremely sweet Sauternes, but not exactly botrytised. Reds are prob toast.

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2009

Tremendous and complex Sauternes. Full and fleshy whites bc hail. Amazing voluptuous reds.

17

What are the best vintages of Sauternes from 2000 to current releases?

2001, 2011, 2003, 2009

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2012

Not good for Sauternes. Some did not make Grand Vin. Pessac/Graves whites are decent. Wet, late year for reds. Better for Merlot.

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2010

Sauternes is delicate. Strong white quality. Stellar reds.

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2007

Sauternes was iffy. Top producers only. Great whites because of lower temps. Reds had mildew issues.

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1998

Simple and done Sauternes. Right bank was great. Left bank was ok.

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2008

Low Sauternes yields from spring frost, but ended up ok. Balanced whites, but lower yield. Not great reds, except for top echelon.