A very small crop size and a vintage that did not make much of an impact on people' s memories. Generally, the wines were of poor quality, but Château Margaux enjoyed a great success with connoisseurs.
This vintage seemed to be slightly jinxed : first, there was a succession of spring frosts on the 11th, 15th and 18th April ; then a hailstorm on 17th July... The summer was generally mediocre, but in the end the weather was fine and hot during the harvest. (The picking began 1st October)