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Wine vintage rating 1979

What was the vintage 1979 like?

1979 A long-lasting, fine vintage in Italy. The wines still need time in the glass to unfold and are very stable.
Bordeaux repeated a rather cool year with a beautiful late summer and, ideally, a late harvest. The wineries that got involved produced the best quality. And so there are still a number of very nice wines today. With the 1979 Bordeaux, you have to be prepared for wines that are very rich in tannins and characterized by tannins. The bouquet brings a lot, fine fragrance, while in the mouth the astringent can prevail. You should take your time with the tasting.
Burgundy produced very elegant, harmonious wines in 1979.

Weather in the year 1979

With rather cooler temperatures, the spring was rather damp, but the summer was actually pleasantly dry until the grape harvest.

However, the drought in Bordeaux led to wines with strong tannins and very little fruit, the result of small, thick-skinned berries.

Typical frosts and hailstorms occurred in Burgundy, France, in 1979, causing local damage.

The current stock of wines from the 1979 vintage

All wines from the 1979 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1979

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 1979 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.