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Vintage Report

Bordeaux Vintage Report : The year 1973 was a little better than 1972. The summer would have been very good unless the pouring rains in July did not occur. The August was in opposite super hot, the hottest since 1949. The September was wet again diluting the crop and not ripening the large crop fully. Nevertheless this vintage provided some of the most affordable Pétruses ever. In general, however, the wines were mediocre. One example is perhaps the most even-quality Bordeaux top producer Latour. Some reasonable Sauternes was although made. Mouton-Rothschild, promoted into the first growth class, has turned out being moderate scale Mouton having mainly collection value thanks to the Picasso label. 

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The best wines of the 1973 vintage

Name Tb Producer Location
1 Krug Collection 98.3 Krug Champagne, France
2 Dom Pérignon P2 97.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
3 Millésime Vinothéque 97.0 Diebolt-Vallois Champagne, France
4 Cognac Grande Champagne 97.0 Cognac Lhéraud Cognac, France
5 Dom Pérignon P3 96.6 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
6 Vieilles Vignes Françaises 96.1 Bollinger Champagne, France
7 Cognac Petite Champagne 96.0 Cognac Lhéraud Cognac, France
8 Heilicensteiner Riesling 96.0 Schloss Gobelsburg Kamptal, Austria
9 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 95.7 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
10 Krug Vintage 95.6 Krug Champagne, France
11 Montrachet 95.0 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Burgundy, France
12 Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourchaumes 95.0 Domaine Laroche Chablis, France
13 Comtes de Champagne Vinothèque 95.0 Taittinger Champagne, France
14 Comtes de Champagne Rosé 95.0 Taittinger Champagne, France
15 Romanée Conti 94.9 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
16 Comtes de Champagne 94.7 Taittinger Champagne, France
17 Cordon Rouge vintage 94.7 G.H. Mumm Champagne, France
18 Cuvée R. Lalou 94.4 G.H. Mumm Champagne, France
19 R.D. Bollinger 94.4 Bollinger Champagne, France
20 Cristal 94.2 Louis Roederer Champagne, France
21 Montrachet 94.2 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
22 Unico Reserva Especial 94.0 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Ribera el Duero, Spain
23 Dom Ruinart Rosé 94.0 Ruinart Champagne, France
24 Imperial Reserva 94.0 C.V.N.E /Cune Rioja, Spain
25 Dom Pérignon Rosé 94.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
26 Reserve Baron Philippe de Rothschild 94.0 Henriot Champagne, France
27 Richebourg 94.0 Domaine Anne & François Gros Burgundy, France
28 Dom Pérignon 93.6 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
29 Vintage 93.5 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
30 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 93.5 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, United States
31 Belle Epoque 93.4 Perrier-Jouët Champagne, France
32 Salon 93.3 Salon Champagne, France
33 Richebourg 93.1 Domaine Gros Frère et Souer Burgundy, France
34 La Grande Dame 93.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
35 Millésime 93.0 Cattier Champagne, France
36 Vintage 93.0 Taittinger Champagne, France
37 Château Musar 93.0 Château Musar Ghazir, Lebanon
38 Pol Roger vintage 92.7 Pol Roger Champagne, France
39 Vintage Champagne 92.5 Bollinger Champagne, France
40 Unico 92.2 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Ribera el Duero, Spain
41 Millésime 92.1 Henriot Champagne, France
42 Brut Impérial 92.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
43 Angelica 92.0 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, United States
44 Brut Rosé 92.0 Mumm Napa California, United States
45 Brut Millésimé 92.0 Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne, France
46 Vintage Rosé 92.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
47 Clos des Goisses 92.0 Philipponnat Champagne, France
48 Pétrus 91.4 Château Pétrus Pomerol, France
49 Verdelho Reserva 91.0 D'Oliveiras Madeira Madeira, Portugal
50 Châteauneuf-du-Pape 91.0 Château de Beaucastel Rhône, France
51 Château Ausone 91.0 Château Ausone Bordeaux, France
52 Dom Pérignon Résérve de l'Abbaye 91.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
53 Vintage 91.0 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
54 Vosne Romanée 91.0 Henri Jayer Burgundy, France
55 Dom Ruinart 90.6 Ruinart Champagne, France
56 Joyau de France 90.1 Boizel Champagne, France
57 Barolo 90.0 Prunotto Piedmont, Italy
58 Cuvée William Deutz 90.0 Deutz Champagne, France
59 Montrose 90.0 Château Montrose Bordeaux, France
60 Château Palmer 90.0 Château Palmer Bordeaux, France
61 Imperial Gran Reserva 90.0 C.V.N.E /Cune Rioja, Spain
62 Château La Conseillante 89.7 Château La Conseillante Bordeaux, France
63 Grange Hermitage 89.7 Penfolds South Australia, Australia
64 Blason de France 89.1 Perrier-Jouët Champagne, France
65 Rosé 89.0 Bollinger Champagne, France
66 Brut Rosé 89.0 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
67 Grands Echézeaux 89.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
68 Sori Tildin 89.0 Angelo Gaja Barbaresco, Italy
69 Brut Rosé 89.0 Ruinart Champagne, France
70 Riesling Spätlese 89.0 Schloss Gobelsburg Kamptal, Austria
71 Roodeberg Red 89.0 KWV Paarl, South Africa
72 Black Label 89.0 Wolf Blass South Eastern, Australia
73 Château Latour 88.7 Château Latour Bordeaux, France
74 Mumm Rosé 88.7 G.H. Mumm Champagne, France
75 Clos des Lambrays 88.7 Domaine des Lambrays Burgundy, France
76 Vina Real Gran Reserva 88.3 C.V.N.E /Cune Rioja, Spain
77 Blanc de Blancs 88.0 Deutz Champagne, France
78 Vintage Rosé 88.0 Louis Roederer Champagne, France
79 Millésimé 88.0 Charles Heidsieck Champagne, France
80 d'Yquem 88.0 Château d'Yquem Bordeaux, France
81 Lafleur 88.0 Château Lafleur Bordeaux, France
82 Seppelt Rutherglen Vintage Port 88.0 Seppelt Great Western, Australia
83 Château Mouton-Rothschild 87.8 Château Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
84 Cuvée Florens-Louis 87.7 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
85 904 Gran Reserva 87.0 La Rioja Alta Rioja, Spain
86 Vin de Princes 87.0 De Venoge Champagne, France
87 Borgogno Barolo Riserva 87.0 Borgogno Piedmont, Italy
88 Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 86.1 Mommessin Burgundy, France
89 La Mission Haut Brion 86.0 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
90 Brut Millésime 86.0 Deutz Champagne, France
91 Clos St Alphonse 86.0 Chateau Ksara Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
92 Château Margaux 85.0 Château Margaux Bordeaux, France
93 Château Haut-Marbuzet 84.0 Château Haut-Marbuzet Bordeaux, France
94 Hermitage La Chapelle 82.7 Paul Jaboulet & Âiné Rhône, France
95 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 82.5 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux, France
96 Château Belgrave 82.0 Château Belgrave Bordeaux, France
97 Lafite-Rothschild 81.0 Château Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
98 Léoville-Las Cases 80.0 Château Léoville-Las Cases Saint-Julien, France
99 Marqués de Riscal Gran Reserva 80.0 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain
100 Marques de Riscal Reserva 75.0 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain

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