All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1985

What was the vintage 1985 like?

1985 An excellent vintage in Italy and France. The vines were dormant during a very severe winter, followed by a very good flowering phase and perfect weather conditions until the 1985 harvest. The wines of Bordeaux, in particular the 1er Grand Cru Classé wineries, have again been awarded. The same climatic conditions were observed on Lafite Rothschild as in the peak year of 1982.
In Italy, with the 1985 vintage, the breakthrough came to great recognition both in Piedmont and in Tuscany. The modern winegrowers of the individual vineyards in the Barolo area and of course the Supertuscany have been a constant in the wine world ever since. It was a legendary vintage for the Supertuscans (Sassicaia and Co.) with the best conditions of the overall very good vintage in Tuscany.

Weather in the year 1985

After an extraordinarily mild winter, there was a short, severe frost with snowfall in the south. After that cool weather continued. Only April brought warmth.

The summer was rather fresh and rainy, apart from a brief heat wave in July.

On the other hand, September and October were very hot and, above all, very dry.

The current stock of wines from the 1985 vintage

All wines from the 1985 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1985

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 1985 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.