All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1962

What was the vintage 1962 like?

1962 It rarely happens that two outstanding vintages follow each other like 1962 and 1961. The great quality of the 1962 wines only became apparent after a few years of storage - good wines shouldn't be drunk too young. The year 1962 was dry and warm in Bordeaux and in Italy (Piedmont and Tuscany). Again very good growth conditions led to very nice wines. Very harmonious superseconds (these are 2eme Grand Crus that would deserve to be in the front row) such as Gruaud-Larose, Leoville Las Cases.
Of course, maximum heat alone does not lead to the best wines. Southern wines are often too heavy and too sweet. The moderate climate zones are ideal. If the summer is warm enough there, great, elegant wines mature.

Weather in the year 1962

After snowy winter months, spring and even early summer were rather cool.

A few cold days returned in July as well. It was very important for grape growth that the weather remained very dry throughout. In southern France, there was again an increased risk of forest fires.

The vines had the necessary water stress to produce concentrated wines with complex aromas. The weather stayed summery warm well into October.

The current stock of wines from the 1962 vintage

All wines from the 1962 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1962

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 1962 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.