All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1998

What was the vintage 1998 like?

1998 wines between grandiose and very good. The high-quality wines can be stored for a long time. Wine enthusiasts can drink their way through different wine styles with the 1998 vintage. The best red wines have a rich, distinctive aroma at a high level. Depending on the drinking time, i.e. age, many wines appear very differently. It is best to store several bottles for different occasions.
Very good champagne vintage due to late-ripening grapes with high acid levels. Very good vintage also in Tuscany. Consistently warm, dry summer weather until the grape harvest, which proceeds undisturbed. The best Chianti and of course the Brunello di Montalcino from old nobility are dense, concentrated wines with lots of fruit and power.

Weather in the year 1998

The year 1998 was the warmest year since regular temperature measurements or recordings began (thus replacing the previous year). After a series of storms, January became unusually mild and temperatures climbed to over 20°C in February.

The summer brought about several heat waves and became hot and dry.

At the beginning of September there was heavy rain in many places.

The current stock of wines from the 1998 vintage

All wines from the 1998 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1998

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 1998 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.