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 2000

What was the vintage 1990 like?

Bordeaux: 1971 - A very good year. Small quantity with high quality, especially in Pomerol, St.Emilion and Graves. Good imposing aromas of floral delicacy. Very gentle attack in the mouth. Pleasantly silky with a discreet tender finish.
Italy: 1971 - A very good year. In 1971 the Antinori winery started with Tignanello. Well balanced in the mouth with melting, elegant tannins. A wonderfully deep, concentrated wine. Superb balance and structure, exceptionally silky, intense perfume, great elegance.

Weather in the year 2000

Das Jahr begann mit strengem Frost. In Frankreich kam es zum "grand froid", zum großen Frost mit Temperaturen bis zu 27° minus. Das ist eher gut für den Weinbau. Die Vegetation ruhte.

Wichtig wird die Wachstumsperiode, die mit dem Austrieb und der Blüte beginnt. 1971 was a very wet, rainy year, especially during flowering. The result was very low yields. Bei hoher Feuchtigkeit breiteten sich die klassischen Rebkrankheiten schnell aus. Die befallenen Trauben mussten sorgfältig herausselektiert werden. Entsprechend klein wurden in dem Jahrgang die Erträge. Die Ertragsreduzierung ließ die Weine konzentrierter werden mit einem positiven Effekt auf die Qualität.

Ein sehr guter, warmer und sonniger Spätsommer und Herbst rettete den Jahrgang. Die Trauben wurden spät reif. Die Weinlese fand zumeist erst im Oktober statt - ca. 1 Woche später als üblich. Früh reifende Rebsorten wie Merlot profitierten vom Jahresverlauf 1971. Herausragend Château Cheval Blanc 1971.

The current stock of wines from the 2000 vintage

All wines from the 2000 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 2000

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 2000 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.