All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1989

What was the vintage 1989 like?

1989 Very hot year for very smooth wines. Bordeaux perfect, Piedmont with the best vintage of the decade, Tuscany still very good.
What was left over from the spring frosts in Champagne matured very well, so that the vintage produced small quantities of exceptionally good quality.
The vegetation cycle shifted by 3 weeks, the summer was the hottest since 1949, the berries ripened correspondingly early and the harvest in 1989 began at the beginning of September. Relatively high alcohol content (13-14%) Many of the top wines have only now reached their optimum drinking level.
A vintage in which every wine lover should have drunk a Bordeaux or Barolo / Barbaresco.

Weather in the year 1989

After another mild, very dry winter, spring was unusually warm at first. But April turned wintry.

1989 was a very dry year. Hardly any rain fell during the spring and summer. After a very hot July, there were more storms from August onwards.

Hot windy days were observed in September.

The current stock of wines from the 1989 vintage

All wines from the 1989 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1989

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 1989 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.