The report of Cédric at Mas Belles Eaux finishes our harvest reports of 2014: we have now heard from each property.
In Bordeaux some marvelous results for the reds, classic fresh and balanced, in the style of the 2008s and the 2010s, and closer to the 10s than to the 08s. At Suduiraut, some great wines in the style of the 2001s and the 2011s, even if the quantity of Sauternes is very small.
In Burgundy also an excellent quality, and yields a little more correct than in the past few years.
In Tokaj, a difficult year, with very reduced yields, but a small production of very good Aszú wines.
In the Languedoc, the deluge just before the harvest complicated matters considerably, and reduced yields, but a very strict selection enabled us to make some good wines, particularly Grenache (red and white) and Syrah.
Finally, at Quinta do Noval, even if we just missed a very great Vintage on account of a week of rain during the harvest, some exceptional grapes were harvested before the rain, and even afterwards there are some very good wines, both Port wines and unfortified.
Globally, a favourable verdict on the 2014 vintage.
Read the 2014 Harvest Report of each property :