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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.


 
Bordeaux: One of the worst vintages on record - avoid!
 

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Fonseca's 60 Years of Tawny Port

Fonseca 40 Year and 20 Year Old Tawny Port in a deluxe Gift Box with Accessories

Fonseca 60 Years of Port Gift

A bottle of 40 year old Tawny and a bottle of 20 year old Tawny in a de-lux gift box with accessories.

Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny (75cl):
Tawny Ports of 40 years of age, the oldest designation allowed, are true rarities.

This sublime port of great age and rarity has been aged in casks for an average age of 40 years. The port shows the old olive-gold hue of its many years in cask. Decades of evaporation have concentrated the wine to an exceptional density. Impressions of clove, nutmeg and an intense nuttiness converge both on the bouquet and palate. The wine's lush, almost viscous texture culminates in a finish of incredible length.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift

Two Half Bottles of Taylor's 40 Year and 20 Year Old Tawny Port ( Presented in a FREE Double Stained Box)

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two Half bottles (37.5cl) of Rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port(Scoring 92/100 Parker points. This is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04. Drink now - 2030.

One 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift

Taylor 60 years of port. A 40 year and 20 year Tawny Port (Includes FREE double Gift Box with Accessories and FREE UK delivery

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port(Scoring 92/100 Parker points. This is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04. Drink now - 2030.

One 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish. Winner of the best Port Trophy Wine International Awards '04.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1956

Mirafiore

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: £185.00
Stock: 15 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: £195.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Baron de Sigonac, 1956

Armagnac

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: £395.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Chateau de Labaude, 1956

Vintage Armagnac in presentation box

With vintages and ageing stock dating back to 1855, Château de Laubade is renowned in the French and export markets for producing the highest quality armagnac.


Chateau de Laubade was built in 1870 in the heart
of the noblest area of the appellation: the Bas
Armagnac and is today the premier Armagnac
property.
Today, the third generation is actively involved in
the quest of excellence of the property, composed
of 260 acres of single vineyard, to make Château
de Laubade an undisputed reference among the
Armagnac category.

The wood used is Gascony oak, selected from local forests and dried in the open air for three years before being assembled into barrels; the cooperage makes more than 150 a year.
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Price: £695.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1956

Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe (Top Shoulder, damaged label)

From the rare 1956 vintage. One for the collectors.
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Price: £1395.00
Stock: 1 in 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: £1195.00
Stock: 1 in 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: 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: £895.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Esquerre-Bounoure, 1956

Celebration Armagnac in presentation box

40% ABV
70cl Bottle

Purchased in 2004 by the Distillery Miclo, the cellars of the Esquerre-Bounoure House are at Courrensan in the Gers.

the spirits are from a selection of four regional varieties that are: Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Baco. Oldest eau-de-vie in France, Armagnac celebrated its 700 anniversary in 2010.

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Price: £275.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Madeira, 1956

Sercial - Bottled by Barbeito

Sercial is a white grape grown mostly on the Madeira island in Portugal. It is the dryest variety of Madeira.
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Price: £685.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Cavendish port (South Africa), 1956

Vin de Liqueur (Port)

This is a port style wine from Cavendish in South Africa.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1956

Pauillac, 1er Grand Cru Classe (In neck, damaged label)

From the rare 1956 vintage. One for the collectors.
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Price: £1395.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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Corvo, 1956

Salaparuta

Corvo Rosso, a classic Sicilian wine, is produced from Sicilian vines cultivated on warm, sunny hills. Aged in oak barrels it is distinguished by its round, full-bodied and persistent flavour. Together with Corvo Bianco, Corvo Rosso was the first wine to be bottled in Sicily, back in 1824, and is now the best known red wine in Italy thanks to its excellent quality/price ratio and consistent quality. Extremely versatile, it goes well with grilled and roast meats and medium-aged cheeses.
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Price: £129.00
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Valpolicella, 1956

Bolla

The Valpolicella DOC is made from grapes Corvina Veronese (40% -80%), or the Corvinone, and Rondinella grapes (5% -30%). It is produced in about twenty municipalities in the province of Verona. This wine is medium-bodied but nice personality and freshness. Preferably should be drunk young, after an average of 2-3 years after the vintage. Acquires greater thickness in the Superior type, which provides an alcohol content of at least 12% and a minimum aging period of 1 year.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: Out of Stock

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