CHATEAU BOYD-CANTENAC 1991

The freeze of April 21th (–7°C) reduced the crop by three quarters. As May turned out cold, the vegetative cycle found itself out of synchronisation. At the end of summer the qualitative potential, however, was more than respectable, thanks to the low quantity of grapes (their composition was comparable to 1988, at the same time of the year).

 

September was exceptionally hot and rainy, which could be considered the worst conditions imaginable, and luckily exceptionally rare. The harvest, which came late, only allowed us to rescue a few surviving grapes, first from the freeze, then from grey rot. Though the yield was small, the vintage produced agreeable wines, light, supple and well-balanced.

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