Learn more about 1987 White Bordeaux
A fairly dire year for Bordeaux reds and the whites did not fare much better. The spring was cool and damp leading to a delayed and uneven flowering. The weather then picked up and July, August and much of September were warm and dry. Unfortunately it rained heavily towards the end of September and October witnessed some savage storms that badly affected the quality of the fruit.
Only the top estates (and those who managed to harvest before the rains set in) have produced reasonable quality wines. Most were short-lived but d'Yquem managed to produce a wine of elegance an grace and one that will continue to drink well for many more years to come.