Vintage - Medoc - Bordeaux
2000 in the Medoc, the left-bank region of Bordeaux was the best
started with lower temperatures than normal and in addition to continued
chilly weather, there were rains in July. But then in late July the
sun came out and stayed out through most of August. The rains that
normally arrive in late September did not show up in 2000 and the
unusually warm and sunny weather continued.
were a few days of very cool weather right at the end of September.
This was just at the point that the best producers of the Medoc were
just beginning to harvest their Cabernet Sauvignon. Fortunately, the
warm weather returned and the harvest proceeded successfully.