All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.  493025563300

Wine vintage rating 2000

What was the vintage 1973 like? 
1973 - The wines generally matured very quickly this vintage. The year offered plenty of changes in the weather, sometimes warm and dry, sometimes cool and damp, perfect August, unfavorable second half of September. Pretty high yield. Every single bottle needs to be well checked, the differences are too big. There is relatively little choice in Bordeaux and Piedmont, good Châteauneuf du Pape, Côte du Rhone, sometimes good Tuscany.
Mouton Rothschild apparently long atoned for his perfect forties-fifties and has rarely been enthusiastically appraised since. The hype always needs supposed new discoveries. The wines are all of a very high standard. Old nobility in the best sense.

Weather in the year 1973

The year offered pronounced weather changes. Spring was rather cool, July was rainy, but August and the first half of September were warmer than average. During the harvest, persistent rain set in in almost all growing areas, so that the wineries decided to bring in the grapes quite early.
Rain is always a problem for the ripening grapes because the classic vine diseases spread quickly in high humidity.

The current stock of wines from the 1973 vintage

All wines from the 1973 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1973

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 1973 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.