All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.  493025563300

Wine vintage rating 1943

What was the vintage 1943 like?

1943 The best vintage of the war. Very nice year, very warm and relatively dry. The Château Haut Brion is soft, rich wine, moderate tannins, good length - in short, the opposite of the previous vintage. Early harvest with full bloom on May 29th. Accordingly early vintage 13.09. – 28.09.
Typical wartime problems: only bellied barriques could be used on Château Cheval Blanc. There it was the first vintage of the new cellar master Gaston Vaissière. In the 1940s and 1950s, the same group of wineries always made a name for themselves: Mouton Rothschild, Cheval Blanc, La Mission Haut Brion and Margaux.
From time to time we find very good Italian wines in a cellar stock. If then actually always from Piedmont (i.e. Barolo and Barbaresco). 1943 was also outstanding in Piedmont with well balanced wines.

Weather in the year 1943

February was downright warm and very dry. Overall, the winter of the year remained exceptionally mild.

Temperatures continued to rise. The spring of 1943 was very warm. May, July and August saw intense to extreme heat.

The warmth of the year lasted until October. After all, there was heavy rainfall in late autumn.

The current stock of wines from the 1943 vintage

All wines from the 1943 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1943

Good filling levels, good wine quality

The fill level of an old vintage wine reveals important information on the drinkability of the wine.
Of course, the good condition of a wine from an old vintage depends on excellent storage. Above all, the wine must not have frequently changed cellars. Ideally, the wine will have rested in one and the same wine cellar.

But also the cork that sits in each individual bottle is very important. A perfect cork has few pores and keeps the wine stable. If an inferior cork happens to have been used in a bottle, the porous surface will begin to soak up wine and allow micro-quantities of the liquid to evaporate over the decades. Poor fill levels are the result.

A poor fill level therefore also indicates a high risk that the wine bottle could soon begin to leak.

The fill levels explained:
In the bottle neck (high fill to base neck) about 2 cm is perfect for wines.
Top and upper shoulder, ([very] top shoulder), approx. 3 cm is very good for very old wines.
Medium shoulder (mid shoulder), about 4 cm is only acceptable for rare top wines and in individual cases.
Everything below the red line should not be offered any more.

Wine rating

Do you have a 1943 vintage in your wine cellar and would you like to know how much it is worth?

Here are a few tips: in order to still have any value, the bottle must be leakproof. The wine must not be cloudy. It should be of good quality (not supermarket wine).

Search for the wine online without specifying the vintage. If it is a well-known winery, you will find the wine immediately and also the price you have to pay for the current vintage. If the current wine costs from EUR 20.00 upwards, that's a good sign.

The filling level is decisive for the value. Upper shoulder to base neck is required. Medium shoulder is only acceptable for extremely rare, already valuable wines.