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Wine vintage rating 2004

What was the vintage 2004 like?

2004 a classic Bordeaux vintage and also very good in Italy. The good tannin structure of the wines gives them great aging potential with plenty of finesse and beautiful fruit. A warm year with little precipitation. Grapevines require a certain amount of water stress, i.e. lack of water, in order to produce aromatic grapes.
With the really great wines, the 1er and 2eme Grand Cru Classé or the top Barolo, vintages like 2004 are a bit more difficult for the current enjoyment: it can be that the tannins are still extremely in the foreground and one longs for a longer storage. If you want to enjoy a 2004 now, I would recommend medium, more mature qualities. The tannins are also in the foreground in wines from Burgundy.
A very good champagne vintage in quantity and quality. A warm spring saw a lush bloom in Tuscany. In the summer, a green harvest was mostly carried out, i.e. the grape population was reduced in order to achieve better concentration. The summer was getting warmer and drier. Thick-skinned, aromatic grapes were harvested in autumn.

Weather in the year 2004

A rainy January turned into a rollercoaster ride between cold with snow and warm weather that lasted all spring.

The early summer became warm and again very dry. A drought that returned in late July and lasted through August. The weather turned stormy in the second half of summer and brought rain.

At the beginning of October the weather was summer again.

The current stock of wines from the 2004 vintage

All wines from the 2004 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2004

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 2004 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.