Da Vinci Code, Bordeaux edition: vintage 2007

With the 2006 vintage getting a cool reception from consumers who binged on the 2005s as well as the press, thoughts here in Bordeaux are already turning to the 2007s.

The only trouble is that a string of vintages ending in seven have all been bad or mediocre: 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997. So if we were to bring the Da Vinci Code to Bordeaux, what would the numbers tell us?

One chateau owner I spoke with about it said that the string of unlucky sevens has to break this time around. Since much relies on the weather, it will be a roll of the dice.

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4 Responses to “Da Vinci Code, Bordeaux edition: vintage 2007”

  1. I was intrigued by this unlucky number 7 vintages. So I took a dive in my books and went looking for the vintage qualifications of my favorite region: Piemonte, and more specifically Barolo.

    And what turned out: 1977 and 1987 mediocre to bad. But 1997 was an exceptional year and also 1967 has been recorded as an excellent year. So here no unlucky string of vintages with the number 7.

  2. 1997 was just fair in Bordeaux but was great in Italy. If you look hard enough you’ll find a great vintage somewhere!

  3. 1947 was pretty good I don’t think 1957 was that great. Haven’t had a 1937,… 1927 anybody?

  4. Hi all – thanks for these comments. Indeed, my comments were only for Bordeaux as Piedmont was great. Paul, 1947 was indeed fantastic and 1957 now largely forgotten. So a 60 year stretch of unlucky sevens…Dunno about those older ones!


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