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Vintage Charts

Tuscany/Older Vintages (Brunello, Chianti, super Tuscans)
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
199482DrinkPleasant, aromatic wines
199390DrinkHarmonious, well-structured; best in Brunello
199276Past peakLight and diluted
199184Past peakDelicate, with fresh tannins; some diluted
199098DrinkSuper structure; powerful and ripe yet balanced
198980Past peakLight, aromatic
198894DrinkRich and harmonious, with outstanding structure
198781Past peakLean, with delicate fruit
198685Past peakMedium weight, with firm tannins
198594DrinkSuperripe, concentrated and powerful
198472Past peakLight, diluted and weak
198388Past peakWell-rounded, with some intensity
198287DrinkHot year; best in Chianti
198182Past peakFruity, with good structure
198079Past peakUneven quality
197989Past peakVery balanced, with lovely fruit and ripe tannins
197884DrinkRipe, but inconsistent

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.


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