Bordeaux 1998 vintage: See Bordeaux region. 1998 was the reverse of 1996 says Stephen Spurrier (Decanter, September 2008, p.32-36) with superb Merlot on the Right Bank due to a dry, hot August. The later ripening Cabernets on the Left Bank were hit by September showers, and the Graves AOC wines were ‘a little green overall’ he says adding that the Médocs have been unfairly overlooked.’


Steven Spurrier, ‘Bargain Bordeaux’, Decanter, September 2008, p.32-36.