All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1970

What was the vintage 1970 like? 
1970 The 70's started with a very good vintage, for Bordeaux with some differences from château to château. Excellent wines were produced in Tuscany and Piedmont. The weather conditions were ideal. July and September were dry and hot, August alternated between cool and sunny periods.
Interestingly, in Bordeaux there were the biggest problems due to the good weather conditions, namely the unusual simultaneous ripening of all grape varieties with high yields. Due to the large quantities, not all bottles of a winery were always filled with the same quality.
Even if generalizations should always be treated with caution: there were still a few classic wineries in the 1970s that worked very much according to standards. On the other hand, ambitious winemakers are very attentive to the perfect degree of ripeness of the grapes, carefully when selecting the harvested grapes, but also meticulous when it comes to the cellar equipment and, for example, the selection of the cork quality. The latter is of great importance for long-aged, very old wines.
Chateau Latour, Chateau Cheval Blanc and the other great wines from St Emilion are the most outstanding wines from Bordeaux in 1970.

Weather in the year 1970

The vegetation cycle proceeded without weather excesses. June and August brought some rain, July and September were dry and warm.

This weather pattern is ideal for elegant, well-balanced wines, i.e. a good balance between acidity, fruit and tannins. The dry period at the end of the growing season resulted in a relatively early harvest.

The current stock of wines from the 1970 vintage

All wines from the 1970 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1970

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 1970 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.