Bordeaux / The vintages 1991–94 were more modest. Still, modern technology and improved methods guaranteed the wines better quality than in similar years in the 1970s.There are plenty of enjoyable wines from these lesser vintages with such affordable prices.
The cold severe frost in April reduced the crop dramatically in 1991. May continued as cold and the start of the vegetative growth was delayed. The summer was very unstable – warm but wet. The rot problems were evident. The August was luckily extremely hot and dry raising hopes for small but very concentrated crop. The hopes were crashed after the heavy rains just prior the harvest of the reds. The vintage 1991 favoured the white wines. The best reds were Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion.