The Aids Virus is identified it is not the worldwide problem it is today. Following on from the PC Apple releases the Macintosh computer. Following the Widespread Famine in Ethiopia many of the top British and Irish USSR pop musicians join together under the Name Band Aid and record the song "Do They Know It's Christmas". Following the boycott by the US of the Moscow Olympics the soviet block boycotts the Los Angeles Olympic games. Recession continues to be a problem in the US and 70 US Banks fail in just one year.

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Vintage Report

Italy Vintage Report by Tb: 1984 is only remembered for being the year that Chianti was promoted to DOCG. Nature gave the region her much-deserved attention: a cold start to the year and a rainy autumn. It was indeed ironic that the wines of top, quality-oriented Chianti Classico producers were classified at the same level as wicker-wrapped, mass-produced Chiantis. The year was a poor one everywhere in Italy except Sicily and Sardinia as well as the northernmost corners of Piedmont.

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Vintage Report

Bordeaux / The year 1984 is statistically as poor as 1972. The cold and poor vintage was anyway turned into moderate with skilful winemakers by new production methods, tools and know-how. The vintage was overpriced after superb 1982. High prices of the wines at that time combined with poor vintage resulted remaining stocks. Now the situation is different and the wines for sale now have an excellent price-quality ratio. They are not, however, worth investing in. 

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The best wines of the 1984 vintage

Name Tb Producer Location
1 Montrachet 96.7 Domaine Ramonet Burgundy, France
2 Ridge Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon 95.0 Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz, United States
3 Hermitage 95.0 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Rhône, France
4 Nacional Vintage Port 95.0 Quinta do Noval Douro, Portugal
5 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 94.0 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley, United States
6 Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 93.0 Mount Eden Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains, United States
7 Château Haut-Brion Blanc 93.0 Château Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
8 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 92.8 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan, France
9 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 92.7 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley, United States
10 Brunello di Montalcino 92.5 Soldera Montalcino, Italy
11 d'Yquem 92.0 Château d'Yquem Bordeaux, France
12 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 92.0 Dunn Vineyards Napa Valley, United States
13 Grands Echézeaux 92.0 Maison Moillard Burgundy, France
14 Dominus 92.0 Dominus Estate Napa Valley, United States
15 Rubicon 91.5 Inglenook Napa Valley, United States
16 Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 91.0 Wynns Coonawarra Estate South Australia, Australia
17 Grange Hermitage 90.5 Penfolds South Australia, Australia
18 Insignia 90.5 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley, United States
19 Pétrus 90.0 Château Pétrus Pomerol, France
20 Dom Pérignon Rosé 90.0 Moët & Chandon Champagne, France
21 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 89.0 Château Montelena Napa Valley, United States
22 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 89.0 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley, United States
23 Pinot Noir 89.0 Cameron Winery Oregon, United States
24 Trotanoy 89.0 Château Trotanoy Pomerol, France
25 La Tâche 89.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
26 Clos Vougeot 88.0 Domaine Jean Grivot Burgundy, France
27 Château Margaux 88.0 Château Margaux Bordeaux, France
28 Château Haut-Brion 87.3 Château Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
29 Château Mouton-Rothschild 87.3 Château Mouton-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
30 Hermitage La Chapelle 87.0 Paul Jaboulet & Âiné Rhône, France
31 Sassicaia 87.0 Tenuta San Guido Tuscany, Italy
32 Château Latour 87.0 Château Latour Bordeaux, France
33 Grands Echézeaux 87.0 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundy, France
34 Château La Fleur-Pétrus 87.0 Château Lafleur-Pétrus Bordeaux, France
35 Le Pin 86.3 Le Pin Bordeaux, France
36 Meursault Charmes 86.0 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Burgundy, France
37 Chateau Leoville-Barton 86.0 Château Leoville-Barton Bordeaux, France
38 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 86.0 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Bordeaux, France
39 La Mission Haut Brion 86.0 Château La Mission Haut-Brion Bordeaux, France
40 Montrose 85.5 Château Montrose Bordeaux, France
41 Domaine de Chevalier 85.0 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan, France
42 Barca Velha 85.0 Casa Ferreirinha Douro, Portugal
43 Léoville-Las Cases 85.0 Château Léoville-Las Cases Saint-Julien, France
44 Black Label 84.0 Wolf Blass South Eastern, Australia
45 Marques de Riscal Reserva 83.5 Marqués de Riscal Rioja, Spain
46 Gattinara 83.0 Travalgini Piemonte, Italy
47 Lafite-Rothschild 82.7 Château Lafite-Rothschild Bordeaux, France
48 Château Coutet 76.0 Château Coutet Sauternes, France
49 Château Giscours 0.0 Château Giscours Bordeaux, France
50 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 0.0 Penfolds South Australia, Australia
51 Marcobrunn Riesling Eiswein 0.0 Kloster Eberbach Rheingau, Germany
52 Château de Fargues 0.0 Château de Fargues Sauternes, France


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