All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
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Wine vintage rating 2001

What was the vintage 2001 like?

2001 was a dry, not too warm vintage. Compared to the mighty, full-bodied 2000s, it is fresher and often richer in finesse. Cooler temperatures brought elegance but also less consistent results than last year. Some wineries did better than 2000 and some wine professionals even prefer the 2001 vintage.
Burgundy wines took a while to become accessible. Overall excellent quality.
Very good vintage in Italy. Warm, dry but not extreme weather produced fully ripe grapes.
Famous wines that are 15-20 years old are naturally often drunk and commented on. And so one can understand very well in the wine literature and the tasting notes how first-class wines change and develop from year to year. There can be no fixed judgments, rather one can prepare for shifts at a high level.

Weather in the year 2001

The year picked up where the previous one left off - with lots and lots of rain. February then brought warmth and then snow again. Spring was very rainy, especially in northern France.

May and June became very warm and dry. Fresh, rather rainy weather returned in July.

Hot, dry weather prevailed from August to October, interrupted only by isolated sudden storms.

The current stock of wines from the 2001 vintage

All wines from the 2001 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2001

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 2001 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.