All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1984

What was the vintage 1984 like?

1984 changeable conditions, demanding for the wineries The wines of Bordeaux are mainly characterized by two grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (dominant in the Medoc and its communities Pauillac, Margaux, St.Estephe, etc.) and Merlot (the main grape variety in St.Emilion and Pomerol). In some vintages, the weather conditions make one of the two grape varieties particularly difficult. In 1984, the Merlot vine suffered and the Medoc wines are more interesting than the wines from the right bank.
On the other hand, the 1984s are very tannic, i.e. strong in tannins. It is still too early to judge definitively about the storability of the 1984 wines: perhaps they should be waited until the 40th-50th. open anniversary.

Weather in the year 1984

The year initially brought a lot of snow, which covered France well into April. To start spring with a heat wave in the second half of April - in Bordeaux with temperatures up to 30°C.

The summer was changeable, at times cool, but interspersed with periods of heat.

In October the storms set in.

The current stock of wines from the 1984 vintage

All wines from the 1984 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1984

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 1984 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.