1956 Vintage Report

Italian: While the rest of Europe suffered poor weather, Italy produced a good vintage. Top regions such as Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines. The 1956 wines are fully mature but will still make good drinking today.


 
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Barbaresco, 1956

Mirafiore (Special Offer was £195 now £149)

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Barolo, 1956

Mirafiore (Special Offer was £245 now £145

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will balance out full-flavoured, rich foods beautifully.
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Price: £145.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Barolo, 1956

Mirafiore

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Baron de Sigognac, 1956

Armagnac (Comes in original wooden box as illustrated)

Baron de Sigognac 1956 Vintage Armagnac has a beautiful amber colour with gold highlights. There is a delicate nose with an impressive wealth of aromas, where the light scents of pink grapefruit and apricot meet the clear aromas of dried fruits and cinnamon. A true olfactory pleasure. Mouth is as wonderful as nose, and delicately develops a marriage of crystallized citrus fruits and roasted coffee aromas, before merging in a beautiful and long finish of vanilla rancio.
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Price: £375.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1956

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (top shoulder, good label)

Chateau Latour has been for many the most consistent performer amongst the First Growth Wines over the past century, acquiring an enviable reputation for producing very good wine in the more challenging vintages.
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Price: £875.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Yquem, 1956

Sauternes Premiere Grand Cru Classe

Considered as the greatest white wine in the world, Château d'Yquem, located on a small hill, enjoys a microclimate and an exceptional terroir. The vineyard, which has no fewer than 150 parcels of different soil, is cherished throughout the year, each vine receives an average of 50 treatments per year. The selection is particularly rigorous for the grand vin of château d'Yquem: it is often said that a vine produces only one glass of wine . The harvest is carried out through at least four passes (seven in 1997!) to harvest the grapes at perfect ripeness, with the noble rot.
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Price: £795.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Madeira, 1956

MBV, Sercial - Bottled by Barbeito

This is a rare and very limited release of the 1956 Madeira from the family cellars. The bottles are in perfect condition.

There is something ethereal about tasting such a rare vintage. The 1956 Sercial is very dry as one would expect from this style of Madeira.

There is a huge amount happening on the complexity front with some bitter nut skin notes with dried flowers and citrus pith. Although quite dry, this does not come across as too severe. An electric wine that is astonishingly refreshing. Massive finish that goes on and on.


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Price: £685.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Tokaji, 1956

Asju Essencia (Half litre, 50cl)

This 1956 Tokaji Aszu Essencia is a sweet wine of stunning concentration and complexity. A rich complex wine with incredibly deep concentration, bitter oranges, ginger, manuka honey aromas and flavours can be found, but though super sweet it is perfectly balanced with succulent citrus acidity. Harmony, balance and depth are absolutely world class.

After the Essencia, the Aszú Essencia (often confounded with the Essencia) is the second highest quality level among Tokaj wines. Its preparation is the same as that for the Aszú, and it is produced only in excellent years. The quality level is not indicated anymore by the number of puttonyos.
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Price: £325.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Whisky, 1956

Glen Grant

70cl - 40°
Bottled in 2006.
Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glen Grant distillery was founded by John and James Grant in 1840. The distillery uses water from the Caperdonich Spring. The malted barley they use is unpeated.

Glen Grant whisky was one of the first to be sold internationally and thus it is one of the most well known brands. Glen Grant produces around 6 million litres of whisky a year, most of which is sold in Italy! Glen Grant has a fantastic visitor centre too!
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Price: £1099.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Gillette, 1956

sauternes

This beautiful Sauternes dessert wine still has a wonderful golden colour. It tastes young and vibrant, with good acidity and finish.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1956

Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe (High Shoulder)

From the rare 1956 vintage. One for the collectors.
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Price: £895.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1956

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (evel Mid shoulder, label torn)

Chateau Latour has been for many the most consistent performer amongst the First Growth Wines over the past century, acquiring an enviable reputation for producing very good wine in the more challenging vintages.
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Price: £475.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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