All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 1999

What was the vintage 1999 like?

1999 a very nice vintage, ready to drink. The wines are particularly suitable for a tasting now. Typical ripe aromas such as liquorice, roasted notes, coffee, chocolate and sweetness characterize wines from the 1999 vintage, whose tannins have already matured and are no longer sealed. Of course, the top wines can also be stored profitably for decades.
After a mild winter, the weather was warm, not always dry, and resulted in fairly high yields. The phenolic maturity was reached early, which is why the Merlot grape variety in Saint Emilion could already be harvested from September 14th, before the rains started later. Precipitation during the harvest quickly endangers the health of the grapes.
Since the 1980s it has been observed that better know-how and modern cellar technology compensate for many problems that arise in the vineyard due to bad weather. However, the effort required to save a difficult vintage is immense. The 1999 vintage therefore cost the top Bordeaux wineries dearly.
A typical year in Champagne with high quality, so that the wineries were mostly able to declare vintage champagne. In Tuscany it rained again in July and helped the vines cool but very dry the remainder of the summer. The grapes ripened early. 1999 was a very good vintage in Piedmont and Tuscany.

Weather in the year 1999

A very warm beginning of the year followed by lots of snow. Spring was rainy.

There was some heavy rain initially in the summer, but August was marked by hot, dry winds from the Sahara.

Very rainy weather followed in September.

The current stock of wines from the 1999 vintage

All wines from the 1999 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1999

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 1999 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.