A rich wine with a very fine tannic structure, which has now developed lots of finesse and softness on the palate although somewhat marked by the tannins on the finish. If it does not have the charm of the 1962, it is nonetheless excellent and remains one of the top three vintages of this decade. - October 2017
After a rainy start to the growing season, August and especially September were hot and dry. September in particular was exceptionally hot, which allowed the grapes to ripen in excellent conditions.
The picking began 20th September.