All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 2000

What was the vintage 1990 like?

1990 The third great Bordeaux vintage in a row. The first months of the year were exceptionally warm. Luckily, warm, sunny weather, punctuated by little beneficial rainfall, continued into the spring. The Merlot vines ripened under ideal conditions, and small, thick-skinned grapes were harvested from the Cabernet Sauvignon.
The great Merlot-influenced wines of the right bank shine in the 1990 vintage. The Saint-Emilion wines Chateau Figeac, Magdelaine, Beausejour-Becot and La Conseillante and L'Evangile from Pomerol are particularly striking.
Top vintage in Burgundy.
The Italian wines are also exceptionally good in 1990. People often talk about the best vintage since 1945. Very good next to Barolo is Barbaresco.

Weather in the year 1990

A mild winter gave way to an equally benign spring. In February there was already summery bathing weather in Bordeaux.

In the summer it was warm and dry. August brought a pronounced heat wave to France.

Overall it stayed very dry. The hot weather of the year continued into October.

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.