Vintage charts - should be up to date and advise if that bottle is worth buying, or keeping…or selling on a dodgy auction site. Or - maybe like me you buy wine to drink - so was 2020 a good year?
Are there any decent - FREE - up to date - global - wine vintage charts online !!!
The problem is that TWS chart misses out the first three years. Was 2019 any good? and what about New Zealand or the non ‘Old World’ regions - surely they have variation ?
Looking at the broader spectrum of vintage charts its deplorable. Here is Jeffords French wine Vintage Chart (extract) looking like a Space invader’s screen.
Berry bros… who only comment on wines 2018 or older. But at least they admit that New Zealand exists - although sadly Australia stopped making wine in 2016
I fully accept that in the early years wines especially in barrel can evolve considerably. But SURELY it must be possible to say ‘XXXX’ vintage was a regional potential disaster or success ? And that is all we are looking for - generic guidance, for all wine regions, all years.