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Wine of the century

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 common feature is that they - in addition to the not to be underestimated artistry of the winemakers - under particularly optimal climatic Conditions have arisen. This means that the vintage played a very important and crucial role.

If there is even an increase to "century wine", then it was for example certain wines of the vintages 1540 (a Würzburg stone was drunk 421 years later), 1748 (ein Castle Johannisberg has been Goethe served for his 66th birthday and a copy was still edible at 237 years), the famous 1811er, from the "golden Bordeaux era" 1864, 1865 and 1870, as well as 1945.

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