If you have any doubts about a Pessac Leognan vintage, or if you don’t know whether to drink it now or wait? You don’t know if the Pessac Leognan vintage you have in your cellar will be good or not? Or you don’t know which Pessac Leognan vintage to buy in your usual supermarket or at your favorite wine shop? Then simply refer to the two tables below and read the explanations carefully. The exceptional vintage, the very good vintage and the good vintage will soon have no more secrets for you.
WHAT IS A VINTAGE ?
A vintage simply represents the year of the wine in the bottle. The year actually corresponds to the harvest year of the grapes used to produce the wine. For further explanations, you can refer to the Wikipedia page on vintages.
WHAT DO THESE TWO VINTAGE TABLES MEAN ?
If you look at the two tables below, they show the different regional appellations of French wines between the years 1985 and 2019. The table on the left is the most important as it shows the majority of the wines you will find in the shops. The table on the right is on this page as a reminder. And, also, because you may be lucky enough to have these older vintages in your cellar. These two tables indicate the appropriate times to taste the different vintages, as well as the associated quality.
HOW TO FIND YOUR PESSAC LEOGNAN VINTAGE ?
The orientation of the bottle gives an indication of when to taste the different vintages. First of all, a horizontal bottle indicates a wine to be left to age in the cellar, as its bouquet is closed. Then, an inclined bottle indicates a wine to drink, as it is entering its mature phase. Finally, a vertical bottle indicates that the wine is completely ready to drink, as it expresses its full potential. A red or black asterisk indicates a wine that is difficult to drink and for which it is really advisable to wait.
The notes in the different boxes give an indication of the quality of the wines. The black note at the bottom left, expressed on a scale from 0 to 20, gives the intrinsic value of the vintage, following the harvest. Finally, the burgundy note at the top right, expressed on a scale of 0 to 20, highlights the tasting quality.
WARNING FOR PESSAC LEOGNAN AND OTHER WINES VINTAGES
These are generic notes, especially for red and white Bordeaux wines. To find out more about the very good and good vintages of Pessac Leognan wines, as well as the best times to taste them, it’s simple. It is advisable to refer to the characteristic sheets of the estates and châteaux of Pessac Léognan. Indeed, for each first wine of Pessac Léognan, you will find the years for which you have to wait before tasting your Pessac Léognan. You will also find the years for which your Pessac Léognan expresses its full potential. For both types of years, you will find the exceptional vintages, the very good vintages and the good vintages. So, you will know everything about your Pessac Leognan vintage !
WHAT IS THE 2019 MILLESIME WORTH ?
The year 2019 will be an excellent vintage, for white and red wines ! Maybe not at the level of 2018, but certainly not far behind… You can consult a selection of the best Pessac-Léognan 2019 by consulting the first article of this site. This way you will really know everything about the Pessac Leognan vintage.
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