Vintage guides

Region: Italy Tuscany

Year Rating Drinkability Style More
1971 starstarstarstarstar drink now A benchmark vintage in all districts, producing robust and long-lived wines more...
1972 starstarstarstarstar drink now An extremely poor vintage (as it was for most of Europe) more...
1973 starstarstarstarstar drink now Another undistinguished year although there was some fair Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano more...
1974 starstarstarstarstar drink now A less successful vintage than in other major Italian regions more...
1975 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A good vintage for Brunello, Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile more...
1976 starstarstarstarstar drink now A generally poor year more...
1977 starstarstarstarstar drink now A much better vintage than elsewhere in Italy more...
1978 starstarstarstarstar drink now A great vintage producing complex, characterful wines more...
1979 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A good, rather than great year with a number of sound and reliable wines more...
1980 starstarstarstarstar drink now A moderately good vintage without notable highs or lows more...
1981 starstarstarstarstar drink now A moderately good vintage with few star wines more...
1982 starstarstarstarstar drink now Ripe, flavoursome, well-balanced wines more...
1983 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A good vintage throughout the region more...
1984 starstarstarstarstar drink now A very poor vintage with no wines of note more...
1985 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A great vintage, producing rich, ripe, concentrated wines of considerable stature more...
1986 starstarstarstarstar drink now A good year with plenty of very drinkable wines more...
1987 starstarstarstarstar drink now An indifferent vintage of variable quality more...
1988 starstarstarstarstar drink soon One of the great vintages of the decade, with highly-acclaimed wines in all regions more...
1989 starstarstarstarstar drink now An indifferent vintage with few worthwhile wines more...
1990 starstarstarstarstar drink soon An outstandingly fine vintage more...
1991 starstarstarstarstar drink now Only a moderately good year thanks to widespread rain at harvest time more...
1992 starstarstarstarstar drink now Another vintage spoiled by rain, producing light, dilute wines more...
1993 starstarstarstarstar drink soon An irregular vintage with notable highs and lows more...
1994 starstarstarstarstar drink now A good year for Brunello, Vino Nobile and stylish Chianti Classico more...
1995 starstarstarstarstar keep An excellent vintage with noteworthy wines in all districts. Low quantities though more...
1996 starstarstarstarstar keep Forward, subtle, elegant wines more...
1997 starstarstarstarstar keep An excellent vintage with fruity, well-balanced wines more...
1998 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Rain at harvest time caused some problems. A particularly good year for Brunello. more...
1999 starstarstarstarstar keep A successful and reliable vintage more...
2000 starstarstarstarstar keep Cabernet and Sangiovese have the edge on Merlot; good vintage on the coast, in Chianti Classico and Montalcino and very good at Montepulciano. more...
2001 starstarstarstarstar keep Powerful reds yielding good Chianti and great Bordeaux-style blends more...
2002 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Average quality wines with less concentration and structure than better years. The best wines are white more...
2003 starstarstarstarstar keep Very well-balanced, good quality reds from Chianti and Montepulciano more...
2004 starstarstarstarstar keep Concentrated wines of complexity and length with significant aging potential more...
2005 starstarstarstarstar keep Tough weather conditions often mean that the best producers will have the best results more...
2006 starstarstarstarstar keep Good - but not over-the-top - intensity and concentration, excellent balance promises wine for the long haul more...
2007 starstarstarstarstar keep Very good vintage, bordering on five stars for some appellations. Top wines show a fresh, fine fruit quality, expressive aromas, and good tannic structure. more...
2008 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Very good vintage for later ripening varietals, Sangiovese in particular. Wines are ripe and expressive if lighter structured than last year. more...