1951 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Report and Buying Guide

1951 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Summary with harvest information, vintage characteristics, buying tips and links. If you are seeking more in-depth information on anything and everything related to the Bordeaux wine region please see the: All About Bordeaux Wine Guide.

1951 Bordeaux wine is said to have been bad the day it was bottled and it went downhill from there. The product of a cold, rainy, spring, summer and harvest season. 1951 Bordeaux is the product of a cool, dark, occasionally damp, summer. On average, June reached 63 degrees with periods of heat hitting 92 degrees June 14, giving vintners false hope. July, August and September brought more of the same. October was even worse, struggling to reach temperatures in the low 70’s.

The 1951 Bordeaux harvest officially started October 9.  To many people, 1951 Bordeaux wine is the product of one of the worst Bordeaux vintages in history.  And that is saying something. On the bright side, while 1951 Bordeaux wine is not something you want to share for an anniversary celebration, the year is perhaps better remembered for producing the first Rock & Roll recording. “Rocket 88” by Jackie Bernston and the Delta Cats. Ike Turner was a member of the band. The record hit #1 on the charts and was instrumental in creating Rock & Roll.  To read about other Bordeaux vintages from 1945 to today: Bordeaux Year to Year Detailed Vintage Reports & Guide 1945 to Today