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Wine vintage rating 2010

What was the vintage 2010 like?

2010 excellent Bordeaux vintage, very dry summer with cool evenings. Highly concentrated, alcohol-rich wines with sufficient freshness and delicacy.
The 2010 wines offer the prospect of extreme longevity. Piedmont is rated differently, sometimes perfect, sometimes difficult (like Germany, by the way), the same applies to Tuscany and Brunello. In Italy, 2010 is a vintage that is characterized by lots of fruit and is less full-bodied. Cool and wet weather required intensive work in the vineyard.
The effort at the good wineries is getting bigger and more sophisticated. Château Cheval Blanc extended the harvest to 25 days (from September 20th to October 14th) in order to find the ideal ripening time for each plot. The top wineries now distinguish up to 40 separate vineyards, which are harvested and pressed separately. PS: Cheval Blanc was named one of the ten Parker Point 100 wines for the 2010 vintage.
Optimal year also in Piedmont. The grapes were allowed to ripen slowly and in peace. Very long-lived wines are the result. Less warm in Tuscany for a long time. A rather cool-looking vintage.

Weather in the year 2010

France covered in deep snow that froze more and more as January progressed. The winter never ended. Then, on March 16, spring set in from the south-west. April was summery, in May there was another cold snap and even new snow.

Two very warm weeks followed at the end of May, which then brought about the usual stormy days with heavy precipitation. A cool June afterwards.

Very hot, very dry weather began with the first days of July, which lasted until mid-August and characterized all of Europe as far as Moscow. A rare weather phenomenon brought rain and cold on August 15, which were offset by extremely hot days after about 10 days. September was cool, the beginning of October was warm.

The current stock of wines from the 2010 vintage

All wines from the 2010 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2010

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 2010 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.