All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1945

What was the vintage 1945 like?

1945 The legendary Victory vintage. The mild spring got the vegetation going early, but on May 1st and 2nd it snowed in Bordeaux. In some cases, 80% of the possible wine harvest was destroyed. But then it got warm and dry. A perfect year with an early harvest from 10.09. until 26.09. Cheval Blanc and Pétrus were the first to focus on the so-called Right Bank (St. Emilion and Pomerol) for top wines.
Haut Brion extremely satisfied: A historic wine of quite remarkable quality. Powerful, complex, very tannin-rich, full-bodied and bold - just perfect. A highlight!
1945 was also a very good year for Italian wines - Tuscany was outstanding.

Weather in the year 1945

The year began with severe frost. But already in February the weather became very mild, and in March the heat began. In mid-April, temperatures rose to over 30°C. On May 1st there was a surprising cold snap. There was snow all over France.

But this was only a brief relapse, with the end of the war in Europe, summer set in. The heat reached over 40°C in June and July was also very warm and dry.

1945 was the driest year since 1921 (also a very good vintage). Only in August did the temperatures drop a little and there was a little more rain. September and October were warmer than average again.

The current stock of wines from the 1945 vintage

All wines from the 1945 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1945

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 1945 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.