May was hot and dry. Quick and homogenous flowering. July was relatively hot and dry. August very hot and very dry.
In 1998, there was an excellent richness in the grapes very early and the disturbed climatic conditions in September didn’t harm the general condition of the grapes nor their state of health at the time of the harvest.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago