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 1983

What was the vintage 1983 like?

1983 An excellent vintage in Bordeaux.
Late summer and the time of the harvest decide a lot about the quality of a vintage when the grapes have to reach perfect ripeness. Incidentally, observing perfect ripeness and a correspondingly selective vintage is one of the big differences between supermarket wine (which is harvested mechanically in bulk) and high-quality wines (the other big difference lies in the better wine locations, which make better grape ripeness and depth of aroma possible in the first place) . Very good 1983 Bordeaux are still an investment today and suitable for long storage. Good Barolo and Brunello allow the enjoyment of fully ripe wines.

Weather in the year 1983

The growing season began with an exceptionally cool and rainy spring.

At the beginning of June the weather was completely the opposite - a heat wave in Bordeaux with temperatures around 35°C. July was even hotter than last year. The hot weather remained stable for more than three weeks. Then came hailstorms in Burgundy, which caused considerable damage to the vineyards.

After a few storms, temperatures dropped in August. rain set in. September leveled out and summer came back once more.

The current stock of wines from the 1983 vintage

All wines from the 1983 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1983

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 1983 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.