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 1946

What was the vintage 1946 like?

1946 The wines of Piedmont harmonious and elegant - In contrast, the weather in Bordeaux was too difficult after the grandiose, dense previous year. During the course of the year it was always too wet. Château Haut Brion did without the Château bottling and left the marketing of their retail bottlings to the wine merchants. Cheval Blanc was less dissatisfied with its wine, it aged quite well. Due to the damp, cool September, the grapes ripened late and the harvest took place on September 30th. until 14.10.
In between you get very well aged single bottles. If you call it your own, you are the owner of a real rarity. One thing can be said, there is no vintage that has not produced any great wines at all.

Weather in the year 1946

The winter was very cold and lasted unusually long. Heavy snow fell in March. Spring set in at the beginning of April with very warm temperatures. In May there was still late frost in Champagne.

The summer of the year was consistently very warm and dry. Only at the end of August there were two or three autumn-like days.

September and October were low in precipitation with average temperatures.

The current stock of wines from the 1946 vintage

All wines from the 1946 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1946

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 1946 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.