1962 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: Not a general declaration, but some very good vintage and single quinta ports were made. Now fully mature, the 1962 Ports still have good structure and finish and will last a few more years.
 
Italian: An excellent vintage across the main regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. The 1962 wines produced exhibit a deep colour, rich intensity and have a good structure. The top quality Italian reds such as Barolo and Brunello are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: 1962 wines represent an outstanding vintage that was overshadowed by legendary 1961 one! Consequently, it is one of the most underrated vintages still available. Good weather in the summer and harvest led to what, at the time was a record crop. The wines were delightful and well proportioned across all regions from the start and the top wines have maintained this quality to this day. The wines should last for a few more years.
 

54 products found.

Barolo, 1962

Bersano Half litre 50cl

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: £129.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Baron de Lustrac, 1962

Vintage Armagnac (Includes Box as Shown)

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.


All Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Bordeaux, 1962

St. Emilion - Dulong Freres & Fils

Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium-bodied reds that made the region famous.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Castel del Monte, 1962

Rosè, Tenuta Rivera

Castel del Monte is a DOC of the Puglia wine region in south-eastern Italy. In a region where only a small proportion of vineyards take up the DOC titles to which they are entitled, Castel del Monte is one of the more promising. The 'Castle on the Hill' referred to in the name is precisely that - an octagonal fortification built in the 13th century which overlooks the landscape for miles around. The castle itself has less of a promising future than the wines made in its name, as over the centuries it has been used as a prison, a plague shelter and finally a source of marble and stone for opportunistic locals.
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Price: £39.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Gillette, 1962

New

Sauternes

***90 Points- Robert Parker***

The 1962 offers a very complex, honeyed nose filled with decadent apricot and peach scents that can come from heavily botrytised fruit. Very full bodied, with good acidity and opulent, rich creme brulee flavors, this luscious, full-throttle Sauternes should continue to drink well for at least another 15-20 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015. Last tasted, 3/90.
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Price: £259.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, level top shoulder.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, level very top shoulder, label bin soiled, slight creasing to capsule

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Price: £695.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, level upper shoulder.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Price: £695.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, base of neck. damaged label.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Price: £695.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, low shoulder bin soiled label.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1962

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (Level High Shoulder)

The 1962 Lynch Bages is medium garnet-coloured with considerable amber at the edge, the flavours were dry and angular, and there was considerable astringent tannin in the finish. Nevertheless, the bouquet was classic Pauillac and Lynch Bages - sweet and cedary, with plenty of herb-tinged black fruits, smoked meat, and game-like notes. It is a medium-bodied effort made in the old, elegant, slightly excessively tannic style of Bordeaux made during this period.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1962

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (Level Mid Shoulder)

The 1962 Lynch Bages is medium garnet-coloured with considerable amber at the edge, the flavours were dry and angular, and there was considerable astringent tannin in the finish. Nevertheless, the bouquet was classic Pauillac and Lynch Bages - sweet and cedary, with plenty of herb-tinged black fruits, smoked meat, and game-like notes. It is a medium-bodied effort made in the old, elegant, slightly excessively tannic style of Bordeaux made during this period.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Nairac, 1962

New

Barsac 2eme Cru Classe

The 1962 Nairac Barsac is a sweet wine with a powerful, oaky, ripe fruity bouquet and strong vanillin, spicy, oaky notes. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, long, lush, and quite concentrated, and has a high level of botrytis.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Yquem, 1962

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe,

91 Points Wine Journal.

" Moderate Clear lucid gold with green tints. The nose is very elegant and well defined, touches of wet wool, honey, wood resin and barley sugar (a la Barsac). I wish it had more vigour and complexity, for it is rather overwhelmed by the Coutet and the Suduiraut. The palate is far better than the nose with a lovely creamy, harmonious texture with perfect acidity and balance. Citrus peel, fresh ginger, dried apricot, ginger and orange sorbet with noticeable residual sugar on the finish. This is probably an underrated Yquem given market prices, but the modest nose means I must temper my appraisal.
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Price: £645.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti, 1962

F.lli Chiarusi

This is an Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti, 1962

Cardinale riserva

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Price: £89.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti, 1962

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

This is an Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Colli Senesi, 1962

DOC - Conte Fumicambi

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Price: £99.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1962

Oliveri

Good, classic old Chianti and perfectly enjoyable with food. There is some dusty cherry fruit which picks up with time. Definite hints of strawberries, cherry with some acidity.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1962

Bertoli Vecchio Castello

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

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Price: £89.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1962

Bertolli Riserva

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Copertino, 1962

Barone Fabio Bacile

Copertino is a DOC of the Puglia wine region in south-eastern Italy. The catchment area centers around Copertino town and stretches 10 miles (16km) north-west to Salice Salentino. The land around Copertino is dominated by vineyards and olive groves – this is Italian agriculture at its most evocative. The red wines produced under this title are robust, often quite tannic, and typically high in alcohol. They are made mostly from Negroamaro grapes, which must make up at least 70% of any blend claiming the Copertino title. Negroamaro has long been recognized as one of the grapes best suited to the terroir in the Salento peninsula, the 'heel' of Italy's 'boot'.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Dom Perignon, 1962

Champagne

"Light pale gold, deeper through the sides, glass served after poured, very little effervescence in this sample. Indelible aroma above the glass, delicate, floral and fragrant. Long, long, long and quite alive. Evolves over the course of an hour - calling everything from lemon curd to citron creme on a biscuit, and even a hint of piña. Fascinating and captivating. Beautiful wine. After an hour, a lilting caramelization rounded off this gorgeous glass. Pour it, taste it, and if you can wait an hour, you will not believe you are drinking champagne." Cellar Tracker Review
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Price: £625.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dom Perignon, 1962

Oenotheque Champagne

The 1962 vintage’s maturity has been considered advanced enough to be placed among the Oenothèque wines.
This vintage is indeed a fine example of a diversified bouquet. One can even observe different stages in the sensations of the nose during the tasting. First, smoky and woody notes can be perceived. Then, cedar and sandalwood notes complete a palette which is already interesting. After the emergence of slight marmalade flavours, the taster is able to detect a subtle note of hawthorn.

Despite a significant maturity, Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1962 seems to be endowed with a certain freshness, as it appears bright, fruity and easy on the palate.
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Price: £1990.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fara, 1962

Caldi Luigi - Riserva

The wines "Fara" shall be obtained within the company, from grapes coming from vines in the following proportions indicated below: Nebbiolo (Span) 50-70%; Vespolina and Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese) alone or in combination from 30% to 50%. They can also contribute to such production the red grapes, non-aromatic, from the grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the Piedmont Region to the maximum extent of 10%.

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Price: £79.00
Stock: 4 in Stock