Bordeaux 2015 – St-Estèphe


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Much has been made of the much heavier rainfall at the end of the 2015 growing season in the northern Médoc than in the southern Médoc such as Margaux, but it was by no means all doom and gloom in St-Estèphe. Precipitation statistics are far from the entire story. Of course there were considerable variations in the dilution effect of rain but, for example, those estates which left a good amount of mulch on the vineyard surface were very much less affected by September rain than those without. It would...