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Wine vintage rating 2000

What was the vintage 1980 like?

1980 Difficult weather conditions - it was now becoming apparent that the winegrowers were making greater efforts to ensure the quality of the wines despite this. At the same time, 1980 is not so long ago that good wines have completely degraded (a moderate wine from the super year 1959 can be more difficult to drink than a well-preserved 1980s).
In Bordeaux there was a cool spring with late flowering. The summer of 1980 was wet. An early fall ended with a very late harvest in October. It is worth turning to the high-quality wineries (the 1er to 3eme Grand Cru Classé).
The spring of 1980 was similar in Piedmont, but the summer was hot and the autumn was wet. The same applies here: the Barolo from the top winemakers is pleasant to drink. Even more interesting, if available, a healthy Brunello di Montalcino (or high quality Chianti) from Tuscany.

Weather in the year 1980

The year 1980 began cold and dry. At the end of the winter, even south-west France was once again covered in snow.

The summer was cool again - in France for the fourth time in a row. Even in July, temperatures rarely rose above 20°C. There was also a lot of rain.

The current stock of wines from the 2000 vintage

All wines from the 2000 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2000

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 2000 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.