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.