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Wine vintage rating 2009

What was the vintage 2009 like?

2009 Great Bordeaux vintage for long-lived wines, often too young for optimal enjoyment. You should also experiment with simpler wineries to find the best drinking time, i.e. store a few 2009s and taste them one by one.
Above all, the still authoritative, albeit controversial wine critic Robert Parker praises 2009 as the best Bordeaux vintage he has ever drunk. And Christian Moueix (owner of Pétrus, among others), says 2009 is "as opulent as the 1990s, as mature as the 1989s, as sweet as the 1982s and as concentrated as the 1947s" and thus lists almost all vintages of the century.
Perfect vintage in Burgundy.
Another very good champagne vintage. A very warm, dry vintage in northern Italy's Piedmont. The harvest began exceptionally early. In Tuscany the conditions were different - wet and cool for a long time, dry and warm again in midsummer with a rather cool September again.
Austria: The course of the year created ample water reserves in the vineyard and the stable summer weather from mid-August allowed healthy grapes to ripen. However, the aroma maturity of the various grape varieties varied widely and it took a great deal of skill to choose the optimal harvest time.

Weather in the year 2009

An ice-cold beginning of the year and plenty of snow. At the end of January, storm Klaus swept across Europe and caused severe destruction. In April it got really warm, almost 30°C in Bordeaux.

Early summer from mid-May also brought high temperatures, interrupted by isolated storms. A week-long heat wave began in June. July and August were extremely hot and very dry.

In the first half of September there was heavy rain, which was able to compensate for the severe drought. A final heat wave lasted until October 15, 2009, followed by a cold snap.

The current stock of wines from the 2009 vintage

All wines from the 2009 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2009

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 2009 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.