1984

Pavillon Blanc du Château Margaux

1984
A difficult vintage for the white wine. The vines were still young, the crop was quite large, the grapes were only just ripe. Pavillon Blanc 1984 has always been a little diluted, but it is fine and delicate. It undoubtedly lacked a little concentration and complexity to really improve in bottle. It should have been drunk by now, but those bottles that are left are far from being in decline.


(September 2002)

Margaux

Climate

The cold and rainy weather during the flowering caused the worst case of "coulure" in history, i.e. preventing the flower from setting into fruit. Summer was quite hot and sunny, but heavy rain in September hampered the ripening of the grapes. Fortunately, the harvesting was carried out in sunshine, which enabled us to bring in sufficiently ripe grapes in this difficult vintage. (The picking began 1st October)