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Wine vintage rating 1947

What was the vintage 1947 like?

1947, like two years before, a legendary vintage. People who experienced the hard post-war period remember the warm, pleasant summer of 1947. Water had to be rationed in the Médoc.
In Bordeaux, a wine became legendary: Château Cheval Blanc. The 1947 is regularly listed among the top 10 wines. And is still one of the most expensive wines ever. The Bordeaux are actually atypical for the era: rich, opulent (the Cheval Blanc reached an alcohol content of 14.5% in that vintage).
It was similar in Piedmont. Many Barolo wineries, which were already well-known at the time, see the 1947 vintage as the grande annata.
Wines from Tuscany with the 1947 vintage are naturally extremely rare today. But here, too, you can experience the intense richness of a century's vintage in a perfectly preserved bottle.

Weather in the year 1947

The year started very cold. January and February had temperatures below -10°C. Summer set in at the end of April.

The midsummer temperatures were very constant in 1947. Sunny, dry weather remained stable well into September.

At the end of October, the temperatures fell rapidly and reached values ​​below zero in a short time.

The current stock of wines from the 1947 vintage

All wines from the 1947 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1947

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 1947 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.