The 1964 vintage in Bordeaux is better for the red wines from the Right Bank (1964 Pomerol and 1964 Saint Emilion) and in the Graves (1964 Pessac Leognan) than in the Medoc. In fact, the early October rains spoiled the harvest for the Cabernet Sauvignon (except for the Graves that were harvested just before). The Merlot and Cabernet Franc, which ripen earlier, escaped the rains and were able to give very good aging wines which are to be sought after. The white 1964 Graves wines and the sweet wines of 1964 Sauternes are less reputable. In Burgundy, 1964 was an excellent year, offering great richly made red wines with great ageing potential. For the 1964 white Burgundy wines, the vintage was beneficial for the sectors of Meursault and Puligny Montrachet, but their fairly low acidity does not guarantee their aging potential. In Chablis, a thunderstorm destroyed a good part of the 1964 harvest. In Champagne, the 1964 vintage is very famous and certain producers like Laurent Perrier call it a great vintage. In the Rhone Valley, 1964 was a dry year and produced good wines, but in very small quantities (notably at Chateauneuf du Pape). In Alsace, the 1964 vintage is excellent, and it is still possible to really enjoy yourself with a Gewurztraminer from 1964. The Loire Valley produced a very good 1964 vintage in red, and the designations Bourgueil, Chinon and Saumur Champigny have often produces very sought-after bottles.
If you wish to invest in a 1964 wine, we advise you to orient your choice towards the Bordeaux Right Bank (Pomerol, Saint Emilion) and the Graves: 1964 Arrosee, 1964 Cheval Blanc, 1964 Figeac, 1964 Conseillante, 1964 Le Gay, 1964 Lafleur, 1964 Petrus, 1964 Trotanoy, 1964 Vieux Chateau Certan, 1964 Domaine de Chevalier, 1964 Haut Bailly, 1964 Haut Brion, 1964 Mission Haut Brion. In the Medoc : 1964 Montrose and 1964 Gruaud Larose seem to be two good wines of the Medoc. In Burgundy, the best well-preserved red and white wines can still be approached with pleasure (1964 Meursault, 1964 Montrachet, and 1964 Grands Crus around Chambertin). In Loire, the 1964 vintage produced excellent red wines such as the 1964 Chinon clos de l'Echo from Couly Dutheil.
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