x

News

Where the 1945 represents sophistication, nuance and classic character, the 1947 is all about richness, robustness and succulence. Spring was delayed that year, which meant a late start to the growing season. Summer warmed up toward the autumn and the abundant sunshine ripened the grapes very quickly. Daytime temperatures ranged between 35-38° C. The crop was finally harvested in nearly tropical conditions, when a thunderstorm ravaged Bordeaux on 19-20 September.

Fortunately a large percentage of the grapes had already been harvested. The grapes were unusually hot during picking and volatile acids caused problems for many vineyards during fermentation. The end result was an absolutely extraordinary vintage, which turned out to be magnificent, particularly on the right bank and in Sauternes. Even young, these reds were exceptionally drinkable. Their life-cycle, on the other hand, has been surprisingly varied. The Pomerol and Saint-Émilion wines have proven superior to Médocs and Graves. The supreme wine of this vintage is most certainly the Château Cheval Blanc, which, in terms of mouthfeel, is perhaps the greatest wine of the entire 20th century. Why the Cheval Blanc was such an unparalleled success that year is something of a mystery. Unlike what happened to so many others, the Cheval Blanc didn’t suffer from excess volatile acids.

 

Everything from vineyard microclimate to production have been offered as explanations. Because the weather was unusually warm, there were no damp morning mists at the vineyards, which restricted the conditions conducive to the formation of natural yeasts that increase volatility.  The heat also killed natural yeasts and the quantity was generally less than normal. Fermentation was done in small concrete tanks, which provided effective insulation against the outside heat and kept temperatures sufficiently low, thus preventing the formation of  volatile acids. Another very interesting aspect of the Cheval Blanc’s production was its 5-10-year maturation in old barrels; this was due to the fact that new oak barrels were not available following the depression and war years. In all its glory, the 1947 Cheval Blanc caricatures modern winemaking as an incredible example of the pinnacles that can be reached with no help from technology.  In addition to the Cheval, the Pétrus and Lafleur are vintage gems. 

Read more
Close

1947 In most areas of consumer goods demand outstripped supply in the US and the British car makers took advantage of these shortages by exporting as many cars as they could to help boost British jobs and economy and many Americans liked the idiosyncrasies from these British cars like Austin, Hillman and MG's. This year saw some of the most significant inventions that would impact lives for many years to come including the Transistor and the Mobile Phone. The start of the Cold War which lasted close to 4 decades is also seen as the Worlds two Super Powers USA and USSR worry about the dominance, politics and influence of each other on the other countries in the world. And many couples started lives living with parents due to the continuing shortages in housing.

 

U.S.

  • Everglades National Park is dedicated as a National Park by President Harry S. Truman

France

  • A major strike closes The Paris subway

U.S.

  • 50 separate Forest fires in Maine and surrounding states destroy more than a two hundred thousand acres

U.S.

  • Hurricane in southeast Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama - 51 killed

Chili

  • Earthquake in Chilean Andes - 233 dead

U.S.

  • Severe Snow Storm Northeastern part of the United States

U.S.

  • Severe Tornado strikes Woodward, Oklahoma killing 107

U.S.

  • Polaroid Land Camera Demonstrated giving photos in 60 seconds

Israel

  • First Of The Dead Sea Scrolls Found in caves near Wadi Qumran

UK

  • Following the creation of National Coal Board in 1946 Great Britain nationalises Coal mines

UK

  • The four largest British rail companies Great Western Railway (GWR), the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and the Southern Railway (SR) are taken over by the government and turned into the Nationalised British Railway.

UK

  • Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth marries the Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey, London.

Canada

  • The coldest temp in North America ( −63 °C )is recorded at Snag, Yukon, Canada

 

Technology

  • First "instant camera" Camera History shown
  • Saab produces its first automobile.
  • Goodrich Manufacturers first Tubeless Tyre
  • Howard Hughes Flying Boat ( The Spruce Goose ) takes off but will never go into production
  • The Transistor is invented
  • Walter Morrison invents the Frisbee.
  • ENIAC, one of the world's first digital computers, is turned on after a memory upgrade. It will remain in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
  • The Sound Barrier Broken ( Traveling faster than Sound )
Read more
Close

The best wines of the 1947 vintage

Name Tb Producer Location
1 Château Suduiraut 98.0 Château Suduiraut Bordeaux, France
2 Assmannshäuser Höllenberg Spätburgunder Natur 98.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
3 Cheval Blanc 97.6 Château Cheval Blanc Bordeaux, France
4 Krug Collection 97.5 Krug Champagne, France
5 Pétrus 97.1 Château Pétrus Pomerol, France
6 Château L´Evangile 97.0 Château L´Evangile Pomerol, France
7 La Mission Haut Brion 96.8 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
8 Lafleur 96.7 Château Lafleur Bordeaux, France
9 d'Yquem 96.6 Château d'Yquem Bordeaux, France
10 L'Eglise-Clinet 96.2 Château L'Eglise-Clinet Bordeaux, France
11 Musigny 96.0 Pierre Ponnelle Burgundy, France
12 Barolo Monfortino Riserva 96.0 Giacomo Conterno Piedmont, Italy
13 Brut Millésime 96.0 Deutz Champagne, France
14 Montrachet 96.0 Henri Boillot Burgundy, France
15 Clos des Lambrays 96.0 Domaine des Lambrays Burgundy, France
16 Château de Fargues 96.0 Château de Fargues Sauternes, France
17 Montrachet 95.8 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
18 Château Calon Ségur 95.8 Château Calon-Ségur Bordeaux, France
19 Château Mouton-Rothschild 95.7 Château Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
20 Pétrus 95.5 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
21 Chambertin 95.5 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
22 Vintage Port 95.5 Taylor's Douro, Portugal
23 Niepoort Vintage 95.3 Niepoort Douro, Portugal
24 Montrachet 95.0 Roland Thenevin Burgundy, France
25 Château Meyney 95.0 Château Meyney Bordeaux, France
26 Musigny 95.0 Domaine Leroy Burgundy, France
27 Le Gay 95.0 Le Gay Bordeaux, France
28 Château Ausone 94.9 Château Ausone Bordeaux, France
29 Château La Conseillante 94.8 Château La Conseillante Bordeaux, France
30 Richebourg 94.7 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
31 Brut Impérial 94.5 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
32 Pol Roger vintage 94.5 Pol Roger Champagne, France
33 Muscat Rosé 94.5 Massandra Crimea, Ukraine
34 Vieux Chateau Certan 94.3 Vieux Château Certan Bordeaux, France
35 Château Clinet 94.3 Château Clinet Bordeaux, France
36 Latour-à-Pomerol 94.3 Château Latour-à-Pomerol Bordeaux, France
37 Chambertin 94.0 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
38 Vina Real Gran Reserva 94.0 C.V.N.E /Cune Rioja, Spain
39 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 94.0 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Bordeaux, France
40 Château Gruaud-Larose 94.0 Château Gruaud-Larose Bordeaux, France
41 Cheval Blanc 94.0 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
42 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 94.0 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste Bordeaux, France
43 Musigny Vieilles Vignes 94.0 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy, France
44 Lafleur 93.8 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
45 Château Laville Haut-Brion 93.7 Château Laville Haut-Brion Pessac Leognan, France
46 Dom Pérignon 93.5 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
47 Clos Fourtet 93.5 Clos Fourtet Bordeaux, France
48 Jacob’s Creek Barossa Tawny 93.0 Jacob's Creek South Australia, Australia
49 Château Gazin 93.0 Château Gazin Bordeaux, France
50 Vintage 93.0 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, France
51 Vina Tondonia Gran Reserva 93.0 Lopez de Heredia Rioja, Spain
52 Anjou 93.0 Moulin Touchais Loire, France
53 Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Moelleux 93.0 Domaine Huet Loire, France
54 Chateau Lynch-Bages 93.0 Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac, France
55 Château La Tour Blanche 93.0 Château La Tour Blanche Bordeaux, France
56 Musigny 93.0 Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Burgundy, France
57 Château de Figeac 93.0 Château de Figeac Saint-Emilion, France
58 Trotanoy 93.0 Château Trotanoy Pomerol, France
59 Châteauneuf-du-Pape 93.0 M. Chapoutier Rhône, France
60 La Tâche 92.7 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
61 Chapelle Ausone 92.7 Château Ausone Bordeaux, France
62 Château Coutet 92.7 Château Coutet Sauternes, France
63 Château Margaux 92.6 Château Margaux Bordeaux, France
64 Château La Fleur-Pétrus 92.5 Château Lafleur-Pétrus Bordeaux, France
65 Unico 92.1 Bodegas Vega Sicilia Ribera el Duero, Spain
66 Léoville-Las Cases 92.0 Château Léoville-Las Cases Saint-Julien, France
67 Vintage Port 92.0 Sandeman Douro, Portugal
68 Château Guiraud 92.0 Château Guiraud Bordeaux, France
69 Château Latour 92.0 Château Latour Bordeaux, France
70 Domaine de Chevalier 92.0 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan, France
71 Château Pontet Canet 92.0 Château Pontet Canet Bordeaux, France
72 Marques de Riscal Reserva 91.8 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain
73 Lafite-Rothschild 91.7 Château Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
74 Montrose 91.6 Château Montrose Bordeaux, France
75 Borgogno Barolo Riserva 91.5 Borgogno Piedmont, Italy
76 Pavie 91.5 Château Pavie Bordeaux, France
77 Meursault-Charmes 91.5 Van der Meulen Burgundy/Bordeaux, Belgium
78 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 91.4 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Bordeaux, France
79 Echézeaux 91.3 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
80 Château Haut-Brion 91.0 Château Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
81 Romanée St. Vivant 91.0 Charles Noellat Burgundy, France
82 Veuve Clicquot Brut 91.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
83 Hospices de Beaune Pommard 91.0 Morin Burgundy, France
84 Imperial Gran Reserva 91.0 C.V.N.E /Cune Rioja, Spain
85 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou 90.8 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Bordeaux, France
86 Bredif Collection 90.3 Bredif Vouvray, France
87 Château Cos d'Estournel 90.2 Château Cos d'Estournel Bordeaux, France
88 Vintage 90.0 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne, France
89 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 90.0 A. Levraice Burgundy, France
90 Nuits-Saint-Georges 90.0 Roger Lafage Bourgogne, France
91 Vintage 90.0 Pommery Champagne, France
92 Château Palmer 90.0 Château Palmer Bordeaux, France
93 Marqués de Riscal Gran Reserva 89.0 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain
94 Château Angelus 89.0 Château Angelus Bordeaux, France
95 Château Talbot 89.0 Château Talbot Bordeaux, France
96 Château Beauregard 89.0 Château Beauregard Bordeaux, France
97 Chablis 89.0 Roger Lafage Bourgogne, France
98 Cuvée Madame 89.0 Château Coutet Sauternes, France
99 Vintage 88.8 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
100 Château Belair 88.5 Château Belair Saint-Emilion, France

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register
BWW-Best Wine of the World -competition 2017

BWW -Best Wine of the World -competition has started.  We welcome You to join thousands of experts to choose the best wines of the world. You decide the winners by voting! 

 

PLEASE, VOTE YOUR FAVOURITE WINES NOW and make the difference! 

 

You can vote any Red/White wines from vintages 2008-2017 and Champagnes from 2002 vintage. Just use our search engine to find your favourite wines.

 

BWW is the largest and most important wine competition in the world in terms of amount of wines, consumers and professionals.    

Château Musar 2008, Château Musar
Lune d'Or 2012, Clos des Lunes
Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Spy Valley Wines
Stonehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Cape Point Vineyard
Bründlmayer Pinot Noir 2015, Weingut Bründlmayer