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Wine of the century

vino del siglo (ES)
vin di siècle (F)
wine of the century (GB)
vino del secolo (I)
vinho dos século (PO)

Crescences (special wines) Term for an exceptional wine grandiose Quality. At a wine review Such products usually achieve the highest number of points, from at least 18 to 20 or 95 to 100 points, The commonality is that - in addition to the artistry of the winegrowers, which should not be underestimated - they are particularly optimal climatic Conditions have arisen. This means that the vintage played a very important and crucial role.

If there is any increase to “Century Wine” at all, then it was, for example, certain wines from the years 1540 (a Würzburger stone was drunk 421 years later), 1748 (a Johannisberg Castle has been Goethe served for his 66th birthday and one copy was still edible at 237 years), the famous one 1811er, from the "golden Bordeaux era" 1864, 1865 and 1870, and 1945. This vintages are even called "millennial wines". They are usually many decades, special types of wine such as port wines can even be kept for over 100 years or develop after many years bottle aging respectively. aging their potential and reach their optimal maturity,

The attribute "century wine" is of course not valid for "forever", because these wines have at some point the end of their development or durability reached. Such specialties naturally achieve Auctions often fancy prices and naturally count among the most expensive wines in the world, Mario's book “The Great Wines of the Century” was also used for the subsequent list of 140 outstanding wines from 55 wineries Scheuermann (1948-2015). However, there is no claim to "correctness" or completeness, because even among recognized professionals there are sometimes astonishing differences in the assessment. But you can be sure that all of the wines listed are top-of-the-range or at least once. Some of them are still available and available at fancy prices:

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