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Wine vintage rating 1972

What was the vintage 1972 like? 
Wines in Italy: In Tuscany, the vintage conditions allowed 1972 Reserva and special sizes (Chiantigiana 1.78 l) to be bottled, which only happens in very good vintages.
In 1972, mostly light wines were produced in Bordeaux. The best wines of the vintage are long-lived (usually overripe wines have little shelf life)
The 1972 Burgundy wines were highly rated. The conditions were better than in Bordeaux. The same applies to the Côte du Rhône.

Weather in the year 1972

The spring of 1972 was cool and moderately wet.

1972 is considered a problematic vintage. The reason for this opinion is August, which was extremely rainy in 1972. However, the rest of the vegetation cycle in the vineyard was not so bad. June and July were dry. Temperatures below average until September.

The low levels of precipitation from September allowed the wineries to wait a long time before harvesting in order to achieve optimal ripening of the grape material.

The current stock of wines from the 1972 vintage

All wines from the 1972 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1972

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 1972 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.