Should dry, sunny conditions remain in Bordeaux, this year’s vintage could be an exceptional harvest – as good as the legendary 1982, according to Baron Philippe de Rothschild MD Philippe Dhalluin.
Weather during 2015 has already ensured that this year will be a “good vintage”, and, as long as a forecast for continued dry and sunny conditions is correct, then it could be an “exceptional” year.
“So far, so good… but we need nice weather now until the end of the harvest [2-3 weeks], but we don’t need high temperatures because we have a good level of ripeness now,” he began, adding that the weather forecast for the next two weeks in Bordeaux is “very good”.
Continuing, he said, “What I really believe, and I could be wrong, is that we have a good vintage – that is done. I was tasting berries at Mouton on Friday, and in certain places, they are mature, and one thinks, ‘why wait, it is perfect.'”
“But,” he added, “Will it be a very good or an exceptional vintage? – that I don’t know.”
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