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Spain / The meteorology at the time said it was a very good year. The vegetative cycle lasted 220 days, which is a good start, the rain wasn’t lacking: 476L. Summer with rain is another lucky characteristic of the climate for big wines and the results was strong graduation and cherry fragrance, well balanced and intense color, sometimes when you move the glass you will see a typical red-ruby tone and a soft sensation in mouth, a little bit acid, with a pleasant final of toasted character under and above the tongue. The sensation of tannin, although weak, covers all the area. At the end, as the fruit of the care of the vid and an earth particularly able for strong and soft wines, the vintage of 1942 appeared. This is the philosophy of the quality: effort in the conjunction of the soil, climate and vine. Season also marked with the smell of oak as a consequence of saws, brushes and chisels restoring “cones” of fermentation in the ancient warehouse.

 

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The best wines of the 1942 vintage

Name Tb Producer Location
1 Richebourg 97.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
2 Salon 96.0 Salon Champagne, France
3 Krug Vintage 96.0 Krug Champagne, France
4 Château Latour 95.0 Château Latour Bordeaux, France
5 Vintage 95.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
6 Romanée Conti 95.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
7 d'Yquem 94.8 Château d'Yquem Bordeaux, France
8 Unico 94.6 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Ribera el Duero, Spain
9 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 94.0 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux, France
10 Château de Rayne Vigneau 94.0 Château de Rayne Vigneau Bordeaux, France
11 La Tâche 93.5 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
12 Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Riesling Spätlese 93.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
13 Marcobrunn Riesling 93.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
14 Château Sisqueille 93.0 Château Sisqueille Rivesaltes, France
15 Château Doisy-Daene 93.0 Château Doisy-Daëne Bordeaux, France
16 Château Ausone 93.0 Château Ausone Bordeaux, France
17 Niepoort Vintage 92.5 Niepoort Douro, Portugal
18 Château Mouton-Rothschild 92.3 Château Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
19 Domdechaney Riesling Cabinet 92.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
20 Marques de Riscal Reserva 92.0 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain
21 Rüdesheimer Hinterhaus Riesling Naturrein 89.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
22 Rüdesheimer Burgweg Riesling Naturrein 88.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
23 Meursaut 88.0 J.M Garnier Meursault, France
24 Clos Vougeot 87.0 Patriarche Père & Fils France, France
25 Rüdesheimer Wiltert Riesling naturrein 87.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
26 La Mission Haut Brion 86.0 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
27 Château Coutet 86.0 Château Coutet Sauternes, France
28 Meursault 82.0 J.M Garnier Meursault, France
29 Lafite-Rothschild 81.5 Château Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
30 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 75.0 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Bordeaux, France
31 Château Margaux 0.0 Château Margaux Bordeaux, France
32 Crème de Tête 0.0 Château de Rayne Vigneau Bordeaux, France
33 Château Climens 0.0 Château Climens Bordeaux, France
34 Cheval Blanc 0.0 Château Cheval Blanc Bordeaux, France
35 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 0.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France

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