All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1948

What was the vintage 1948 like?

1948 very good vintage with strong tannins, which are important for long-lasting wines. The spring was very good in Bordeaux, the summer a little too cold, but the decisive period for the grape ripening and a successful vintage was perfect.
Very good wines are round, fragrant, with a slightly above-average alcohol content (Cheval Blanc 13.5%) for that time, so that the actually dry wine shows a nice sweetness.
Piedmont with its Barolo and Barbaresco was much more difficult this year. In order to take one's own wine knowledge ad absurdum, sometimes a bottle turns up that has the perfect color and beautiful intensity.

Weather in the year 1948

A cold, snowy February.

The summer was rather cool, but dry except for August.

At least there was a short heat wave at the end of July. And once again summery weather at the end of September.

The current stock of wines from the 1948 vintage

All wines from the 1948 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1948

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 1948 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.