In a final flourish of vintage success before the devastation that was to follow, 1874 and 1875 produced a pair of large and high quality crops. 1875 was said to be the largest crop ever seen – a record that lasted until 1960.

However, from 1875 until the early 1890s, Bordeaux vineyards succumbed to the ravages of the phylloxera bug and the very survival of the region, as so many others, was called into question.

This makes the 1875 an iconic year, as the last of the great pre-Phylloxera vintages.

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The best wines of the 1875 vintage

Name Tb Producer Location
1 Château Guiraud 98.0 Château Guiraud Bordeaux, France
2 Malvazia Madeira 98.0 Barbeito Madeira, Portugal
3 Madeira Sercial 97.0 D'Oliveiras Madeira Madeira, Portugal
4 Château Mouton-Rothschild 95.7 Château Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
5 d'Yquem 95.5 Château d'Yquem Bordeaux, France
6 Marques de Riscal Reserva 94.0 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain
7 Chambertin 93.0 Bouchard Père & Fils Burgundy, France
8 Vintage 93.0 Unknown Port Wine Douro, Portugal
9 Moscatel 92.0 Pereira d’Oliveira Madeira, Portugal
10 Malvazia Madeira 90.0 D'Oliveiras Madeira Madeira, Portugal
11 Moscatel Reserva 89.8 D'Oliveiras Madeira Madeira, Portugal
12 Malvasia 89.5 Pereira d’Oliveira Madeira, Portugal
13 Château Haut-Bailly 0.0 Château Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan, France
14 Romanée Conti 0.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France


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