All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.  493025563300

Wine vintage rating 2014

What was the vintage 2014 like?

2014 A classic Bordeaux vintage with good tannin structure promising longevity. Wines with a high proportion of Merlot - i.e. Saint Emilion, Pomerol, but also Pessac Leognan and Saint Estephe are remarkably good.
Good quality and fortunately once again sufficient quantities in Burgundy.
Cool, rainy weather from August caused problems for many Italian wine regions. The warm vineyards like Montalcino performed best. In Montalcino, a traditional tile was attached to the town hall tower for Brunello - the sign of an exceptionally good vintage.

Weather in the year 2014

2014 began with a mild winter and a series of floods in France. Spring already set in at the beginning of March with temperatures around 20°C. After the rainy winter, spring initially remained very dry.

Warmth often brings stormy weather, as in May. June then saw the first heat wave. Storms and precipitation hit France in early July. The second half of July then got hot like summer.

After another rainy, blustery August, summer came back once more in September to great effect.

The current stock of wines from the 2014 vintage

All wines from the 2014 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2014

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 2014 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.