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Wine vintage rating 2005

What was the vintage 2005 like?

2005 The vintage is ennobled with superlatives, especially for French wines. The very dry, warm weather in 2005 resulted in highly concentrated, higher-alcohol wines. The most important wines are still too young and are welcome to be stored. The vintage is best discovered now with interesting Cru Bourgeois. Wines like the 2005s should be allowed enough time in the glass (or decanted beforehand).
The wines from the Burgundy and Côtes de Rhône regions (Châteauneuf du Pape and Hermintage) confirm the excellent vintage conditions in France. Varying good quality in Champagne. Some excellent.
Italy: In Piedmont there were many weather changes during the summer. The good wines are fruity, elegant. Italy is seen as a problem in many wine reviews. The Piedmontese and Tuscan wines of 2005 with softer and more supple tannins are just not as long-lived, but are already ready to drink.

Weather in the year 2005

The year began with cold weather. Spring didn't set in until late in March. But the temperatures rose quickly in very sunny weather. The water shortage continued from the previous year.

Rain fell again in April, leading to flooding. From the end of May, an exceptional heatwave began in southern France, which was only briefly interrupted in July.

The extremely dry weather lasted from August to October.

The current stock of wines from the 2005 vintage

All wines from the 2005 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2005

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 2005 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.