1978

Our view on the 1978 vintage

1978 was a very good vintage for Bordeaux wines. The weather was terrible until the beginning of August, but the resisted grapes were saved by a magnificent late season. The harvest was late (shortly before October 10), producing very fruity, colourful and moderately tannic wines. Notable successes in the Graves, as well as in the majority of classified Grand Crus of the Medoc (Margaux Grand Crus Classes, Pauillac Grand Crus Classes and Saint Julien Grands Crus Classe). In Barsac and Sauternes (which represent the vast majority of white wines from Bordeaux) , the hot and dry autumn did not favour the development of noble rot, and the wines lack a bit of complexity and definition. In Burgundy, the 1978 summer begins after mid August, but it lingers, allowing the harvest to start after October 10. The wines were superb young and age gracefully, giving delicate aromas of blackcurrant and truffle for the red Burgundy wines, and honey and mousseron mushrooms for the 1978 white Burgundy wines. 1978 is the best vintage of the decade for the Rhone Valley, carried by its tannins and acidity, the 1978 Cote Rotie and 1978 Chateauneuf du Pape are immense. Good 1978 Loire reds and low quantity and beautiful quality for 1978  Champagne.

Which 1978 wine to buy? Our 1978 best buying advices

All the wines of the vintage are now mature, the advice for choosing a wine from 1978 will direct you in Bordeaux to the Grands Crus Classes of Pauillac, Margaux, St Julien, or to the Graves (white or red). Burgundy has had its best vintage for a long time, and when the wines of noble origins have been well cellared, they are excellent. The Rhone Valley also deserves great attention, as it is a benchmark vintage.

Would you like to buy a 1978 vintage wine? Are you looking for a 1978 vintage wine as an anniversary gift? Discover our selection of wines, anniversary vintages, and grand crus from 1978 vintage ! At Vins & Millesimes, our wines bottles and 1978 magnums are always 100% in stock, fastly delivered, and at the best price!

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  • Auguste Pirou Arbois Vin Jaune 1978 62cl
    Region : Jura
    Appellation : Arbois
    Estate : Auguste Pirou
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 52805

    1978

    1 in stock

    120,00 € VAT-inc
    100,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Chassot Maurice Arbois Vin Jaune 1978 62cl
    Region : Jura
    Appellation : Arbois
    Estate : Chassot Maurice
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 62
    Référence : 51197

    1978

    0 in stock

    60,00 € VAT-inc
    50,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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  • Clos des Jacobins 1978
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Emilion
    Estate : Clos des Jacobins
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 47317

    1978

    1 in stock

    72,00 € VAT-inc
    60,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Clos des Lambrays 1978
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Clos des Lambrays
    Estate : Domaine des Lambrays
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Burghound : 91/100
    Référence : 54575

    1978

    2 in stock

    576,00 € VAT-inc
    480,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Clos Joliette Jurançon 1978
    Region : Sud Ouest
    Appellation : Jurançon
    Estate : Clos Joliette
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 44355

    1978

    1 in stock

    156,00 € VAT-inc
    130,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Daniel Moine Hudelot Bonnes Mares 1978
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Bonnes Mares
    Estate : Daniel Moine Hudelot
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 37794

    1978

    2 in stock

    540,00 € VAT-inc
    450,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Trapet Chambertin 1978
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Chambertin
    Estate : Trapet
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 90/100
    Référence : 39274

    1978

    1 in stock

    600,00 € VAT-inc
    500,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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