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Wine vintage rating 1955

What was the vintage 1955 like?

1955 The vintage has always been a little underestimated - wrongly. Michael Broadbent, responsible for the wine auctions at the London auction house Christies, has tasted the great wines of the 1955 vintage again and again in the course of their development (his tasting notes can be found in the recommended book Great Wines).
The best is the 1955 Château Latour: ...Right from the start a deep crimson, tannic, fruit-packed wine. Anything but precocious, rather needs time to mature in the bottle; The bouquet and taste continued to evolve throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It wasn't until he was 40 that he found himself... Will stay up to date for a long, long time to come.
In Italy, too, 1955 was an excellent year. Wines of perfect balance and intensity were created in Piedmont and Tuscany. The legendary Brunello di Montalcino from Biondi Santi occupies a leading position.

Weather in the year 1955

A stormy start to the year - lots of rain and snow - made the cold last until mid-March. Then suddenly the weather was very warm. A dry April.

The year was characterized by generally favorable weather. A warm, sunny summer. Then came September's welcome downpours and favorable conditions prevailed again during the harvest. In the year after 1955, Bordeaux experienced a devastating frost that destroyed many of the old vines. 1955 thus benefited from the very old vines.

In Burgundy, the first half of the growing cycle was too cool. Overall grape growth was delayed. However, since the conditions in autumn were ideal, a late harvest with aromatically fully developed grapes could be carried out.

The current stock of wines from the 1955 vintage

All wines from the 1955 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1955

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 1955 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.