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 1991

What was the vintage 1991 like?

1991 very variable wine year with ups and downs In Bordeaux on 21.04. too much frost - fortunately not everywhere - but at Château Cheval Blanc 95% of the shoots froze. This was followed by a hot, perfect summer and, as a final counterpoint, September storms. The grape varieties in Bordeaux ripen at different speeds. In Saint Emilion and Pomerol, Merlot was harvested two weeks before Cabernet Franc.
The best Bordeaux are delicate and with fine fruit, the opposite of powerful wines. Also with the Italians you should stick to the best wines and the best wineries, the big Barolo are particularly worthwhile. Ditto for Burgundy - inconsistent with nice wines if harvested well in advance of the September rains.

Weather in the year 1991

After years of mild winters, February 1991 saw severe frost again for the first time. Spring brought two extremes - first days of high temperatures in early April and then severe frosts across France between April 20th and 22nd.

The early summer stayed fresh. The actual summer went on average with some hot days but without a real heat wave.

At the end of September the rain started.

The current stock of wines from the 1991 vintage

All wines from the 1991 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1991

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 1991 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.