1968 Bordeaux Wine Vintage Report and Buying Guide

1968 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

1968 Bordeaux wine is the product of a huge harvest made from rain soaked grapes. August set a record for one of the coldest, wettest months in history. When the pickers descended on the vineyards, they were faced with harvesting a massive crop of unripe grapes. At least the harvest took place in decent weather. The 1968 Bordeaux harvest officially started September 20, the same date Bordeaux started to harvest in 1959 and 1982! That start date is the only thing 1968 Bordeaux has in common with 1959 or 1982. The 1968 Bordeaux vintage was the wettest year since 1951. Most, if not all 1968 Bordeaux wine are undrinkable today. Chateau Palmer stands out as they are the most notable Bordeax chateau that declassified their entire crop.

If you’re seeking something to celebrate this specific vintage, consider buying The Beatles “White Album” or perhaps the greatest classic, album ever released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland! Led Zeppelin 2 is another fo the great classic rock albums recorded that year. If you want a wine for a birth year, or anniversary, look for wines from Spain, especially Vega Sicilia. 1968 was also a very strong year for California Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Those are all better choices than 1968 Bordeaux wine.

To read about other Bordeaux vintages from 1945 to today: Bordeaux Year to Year Detailed Vintage Reports & Guide 1945 to Today