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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  • Bouchard P&F Vosne Romanée 1er cru Aux Reignots 1978
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Vosne Romanée 1er cru
    Estate : Bouchard P&F
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 71184

    1978

    1 in stock

    900,00 € VAT-inc
    750,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Chasse Spleen 1978
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Moulis en Medoc
    Estate : Chasse Spleen
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : Very High Shoulder
    Référence : 73552

    1978

    2 in stock

    64,80 € VAT-inc
    54,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Ducru Beaucaillou 1978
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Julien
    Estate : Ducru Beaucaillou
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 90/100
    Référence : 61511

    1978

    2 in stock

    204,00 € VAT-inc
    170,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Jaboulet Vercherre Pommard 1er cru Clos de la Commaraine 1978
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Pommard 1er cru
    Estate : Jaboulet Vercherre
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 64366

    1978

    1 in stock

    240,00 € VAT-inc
    200,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 1978
    New
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Montrachet
    Estate : Joseph Drouhin
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 74559

    1978

    1 in stock

    840,00 € VAT-inc
    700,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Joseph Drouhin Musigny 1978 -15% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Burgundy
    Appellation : Musigny
    Estate : Joseph Drouhin
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Burghound : 93/100
    Label : Very Damaged
    Référence : 70933

    1978

    1 in stock

    5 280,00 € VAT-inc 4 488,00 € VAT-inc
    3 740,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -15%
  • L'Arrosée 1978 -5% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Emilion
    Estate : L'Arrosée
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Label : Slightly Damaged
    Level : Very High Shoulder
    Référence : 73570

    1978

    1 in stock

    96,00 € VAT-inc 91,20 € VAT-inc
    76,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -5%
  • Marquis de Terme 1978 - DISCOUNT -10% !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Margaux
    Estate : Marquis de Terme
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : High shoulder
    Référence : 70495

    1978

    1 in stock

    84,00 € VAT-inc 75,60 € VAT-inc
    63,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -10%
  • Mas de Daumas Gassac 1978 -15% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Languedoc Roussillon
    Appellation : VDP de l'Hérault
    Estate : Mas de Daumas Gassac
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Label : Damaged
    More details : Level : -5 cm
    Référence : 70605

    1978

    1 in stock

    480,00 € VAT-inc 408,00 € VAT-inc
    340,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -15%
  • Montrose 1978
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Estèphe
    Estate : Montrose
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : Very High Shoulder
    Référence : 65263

    1978

    6 in stock

    168,00 € VAT-inc
    140,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Montrose 1978 -10% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Estèphe
    Estate : Montrose
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 89/100
    Label : Damaged
    Référence : 64088

    1978

    3 in stock

    168,00 € VAT-inc 151,20 € VAT-inc
    126,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -10%
  • Montrose 1978 -5% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Estèphe
    Estate : Montrose
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 89/100
    Label : Slightly Damaged
    Level : Top Shoulder
    Référence : 64087

    1978

    1 in stock

    168,00 € VAT-inc 159,60 € VAT-inc
    133,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -5%
  • Pape Clément 1978
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Pessac Léognan
    Estate : Pape Clément
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : Very High Shoulder
    Référence : 65270

    1978

    0 in stock

    126,00 € VAT-inc
    105,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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  • Phélan Ségur 1978 -10% DISCOUNT !
    DISCOUNT
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Saint Estèphe
    Estate : Phélan Ségur
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Level : High shoulder
    Référence : 61602

    1978

    1 in stock

    144,00 € VAT-inc 129,60 € VAT-inc
    108,00 € VAT-ex / IB
    -10%
  • Rieussec 1978
    Region : Bordeaux
    Appellation : Sauternes
    Estate : Rieussec
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Robert Parker WA : 85/100
    Référence : 72812

    1978

    3 in stock

    78,00 € VAT-inc
    65,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Taittinger Collection Vasarely 1978
    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Taittinger
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 73545

    1978

    1 in stock

    420,00 € VAT-inc
    350,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Taittinger Collection Vasarely 1978
    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Taittinger
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 69613

    1978

    1 in stock

    420,00 € VAT-inc
    350,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Taittinger Collection Vasarely 1978
    Region : Champagne
    Appellation : Champagne
    Estate : Taittinger
    Color : White
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 69363

    1978

    2 in stock

    420,00 € VAT-inc
    350,00 € VAT-ex / IB
  • Thunevin Calvet Maury 1978
    New
    Region : Languedoc Roussillon
    Appellation : Maury
    Estate : Thunevin Calvet
    Color : Red
    Volume (cl) : 75
    Référence : 74611

    1978

    1 in stock

    54,00 € VAT-inc
    45,00 € VAT-ex / IB
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