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1966 Vintage Report

Italian: 1966 produced a good vintage for Italian wines from Piedmont and Tuscany. However quality Italian reds such as Barolo and Brunello are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: 1966 was a very good wine vintage for Bordeaux. At the time the wines were tannic and had high acidity. Over the past four decades, the tannins have faded to make the wines more drinkable. The best quality wines such as Latour and Palmer are still in their prime even now and will remain so for many years to come. Other Bordeaux wines will remain good to drink.

 
Vintage Port: 1966 is an outstanding Port vintage of exceptional quality that was generally declared. Always overshadowed by the legendary 1963 but now recognised as being one of the very best post-war Vintage Ports. The wines are characterised by being long lasting with firm, perfect weight and balance. Most will outlast the 63's and turn out greater in the long run.

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1966 Sandeman, 1966

Vintage Port *Library Release from Sandemans Cellars Oporto* (Comes in a solid Oak box with silk liner as illustrated + FREE UK Mainland standard 3-5 day delivery)

The 1966 sandman port is our best selling 1966 port. These bottles have been shipped from Sandeman's cellars in Oporto. They have been inspected and relabelled and so are in perfect condition.

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise this wine is still showing youth and it has the backbone for a long life ahead. Complex layers of cocoa and spice with excellent balance and the velvety mouth- feel that gains extra credit.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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1966 Warre's, 1966

Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in a Solid Oak Box with silk liner. Special Offer was £179 now £169

A great vintage port from an outstanding year and producer.

Reviews:
91 points Wine Spectator
There is still plenty of fresh, youthful fruit here. Medium ruby-red, with an intense floral and berry nose, medium-bodied, with rich, sweet fruit flavors, medium tannins and a lingering finish. Very good fruit. (Web Only—1998)
Jancis Robinson
Deep, vibrant ruby with very pale rim. Big, broad, rich nose – quite burly and autumnal. More powerful than the 1963 – with more obvious alcohol. Excellent balance again but with sweet, very direct attack. Dry, energetic finish. This is all power and bounce rather than the subtlety of the 1963.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 16 in Stock

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1966 Valpolicella, 1966

Anselmo *** BESTSELLER *** (Comes in a Free deluxe gift box with wine accessories)

The Valpolicella zone is bordered to the west by the Bardolino DOC, located along the banks of Lake Garda, which produces similar wines to basic Valpolicella using many of the same grapes.[10] The historical "heart" of Valpolicella winemaking is in the Monti Lessini hills located northwest of the town of Verona. In 1968, the boundaries of the region were extended far eastward towards the DOC production zone of Soave and south to the plains of the northern bank of the Po river and its tributary the Adige
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Kopke Port, 1966

Colheita Port (Comes in original Kopke Presentation box as illustrated)

***96 Points- Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com #223 March 2016***

Review:
The 1966 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 126.3 grams per liter of residual sugar, and comes with a bar top cork (as is typical here). As we start getting seriously old in the lineup from Sogevinus this issue, this shows what you get with increasing age: the superb concentration of flavor, the long, intense finishes and the complex medley of flavors that old Tawnies deliver effortlessly. That, to me, is what makes them worth the extra bucks. If some of the youngsters lean more to caramel, this adds more molasses with a touch of Brandy in the background.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 41 in Stock

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Messias Port, 1966

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port- (Includes Deluxe Gift Box with Accessories as illustrated)

**International Wine Challenge, 2012: Gold Medal**

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 1966 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.

The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 20%

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Price: £124.00
Stock: 48 in Stock

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Messias Port, 1966

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port -SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the outstanding 1966 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and they are a true rarity. Unlike the colheita ports from the same year, this wine has aged in the bottle for nearly 50 years (As opposed to a barrel). It is among the rarest category of ports and is a delight for the port connoisseur.

75 cl
20% ABV
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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1966 Barolo, 1966

Bosca SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in a deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated + FREE UK Mainland standard 3-5 day delivery)

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1966 Taylors Single Harvest Port, 1966

Single Harvest Tawny Port (Comes in original Taylor's Box as illustrated)

Taylors have just announced a limited release of their 1966 Single Harvest Tawny Port. This is a new release of a rich, mellow and spicy 1966 Single Harvest Port.

It is presented in a classic Taylor’s frosted bottle, and packaged in a high quality beech-wood box.

During its five decades of ageing in oak casks, this wine has taken on an attractive pale mahogany colour with olive amber highlights. On the nose the wine displays fine oaky aromas and complex spicy, nutty, cigar box notes against a warm mellow background of butterscotch and molasses. The smooth velvety palate is lifted by a crisp acidity which gives the wine an attractive freshness in spite of its age.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

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50 Years of Port Gift

A Bottle of Taylors 30 Year Old Tawny Port and a Bottle of Taylors 20 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a stained double gift box.

A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration.

This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port. Adding up to 50 years.

Only tiny quantities of aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 30 and 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Barolo, 1966

Fontanafredda

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1966

Giacomo Borgogno - Riserva

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Barolo, 1966

Terre del Barolo - Riserva Speciale (MAGNUM BOTTLE) Special Offer was £195 now £145 Save £50

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: £145.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Baron de Lustrac, 1966

Vintage Armagnac (comes in own presentation box as illustrated)

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: £159.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Baron de Sigonac, 1966

Armagnac

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

The Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years.

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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Barros Port, 1966

Colheita Port (Comes in Barros Box as illustrated + FREE UK standard 3-5 day delivery)

The 1966 Barros is full-bodied, soft and velvety with distinctive flavors of dried fruit, which persist forever.It should be stored in a cool, dry, protected from light and temperature variations. The bottle should be stored upright. Established at the beginning of the century, Barros, Almeida & C0 - Vinhos S.A., is undoubtedly, one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in port. Nowadays, the Barros Group is composed of several companies acquired or established along the years, and its position on the port market is an important one (about 5% of total sales) producing in its Quintas up the Douro about 600 pipes of port.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

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Barros Special Edition: Five Decades Of Passion

101 Special Edition (Comes in premium presentation box as illustrated)

This limited edition tawny port is blended from five different vintages from each decade from the 1930's to the 1970's representing 5 decades of passion, talent and art. Having aged in small oak barrels over half a century, these wines have evolved and developed a unique character. This exclusive blend is limited to 1913 bottles only!

This is a sublime port with a medium tawny colour (50% opacity) a slight cedar and mahogany notes as a result of its duration in casks. The wine is full bodied with a soft rounded texture. On the palate there are notes of dried fruits, caramel and a touch of mocha.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Blackadder, 1966

raw cask bowmore single malt Scotch whisky

Blackadder Raw Cask is whisky as it always was. Whisky as it used to be. Every drop is "Whisky from the Old School".
Blackadder uses a special bottling process to make sure that every bottle contains its own share of the cask sediments as well as natural oils and fats, it is raw and unfiltered.

As Blackadder Raw Cask is a high strength cask whisky we recommend "cutting" your spirit with an equal part of water. But because adding water is always a matter of personal taste, the amount of water you choose to add is very much a matter of choice.
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Price: £599.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Blandys Madeira, 1966

Sercial Madeira

Blandy’s Vintage Sercial 1966 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 38 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled. Only 2,404 bottles of this wine were released. Vintage (or Frasquiera) Madeira must be aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years, in practise they are aged for much longer, before being bottled under Madeira Wine Institute supervision.
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Price: £289.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Calon Segur, 1966

3ème Cru Classé Saint Estèphe

*** 90 + Points - Cellar Tracker ***

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"Wonderful nose of campfire, scorched earth, forest fire smoke, hay, animal, underbrush, cement, dusty concrete, and tobacco. Unique and highly expressive bouquet that you can nose and nose and continue finding new scents. Unfortunately it doesn't totally follow up on the palate: major tannins, tight and tart, lots of currant, somewhat stunted. Not thin, still has depth to the fruit, but drying out somewhat. Drink this now in its 50th anniversary." Cellar Tracker Review tasted 2016
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

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Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1966

St Emilion Premiere Grand Cru Classe

*** Oustanding! - Reviews Cellar Tracker. ***

*** 94 Points Neil Martin - Wine Journal ***

Reviews:
"Still garnet in the glass, edges lightening up only somewhat. Medium intense nose of damp soil, ferns, some damp tobacco. Tertiary and vegetal, although not in an entirely dissatisfying way. Livens up with a bit of coaxing: tea leaves, peppermint, menthol, echinacea. Ethereal but with power in the background. Big berry fruit on the palate, fully mature with tannins almost all resolved. Damp leathers. Sweet red cherry fruit surpasses currant and rhubarb. Tingling mouthfeel. A beautiful and special glass.
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Giscours, 1966

Margaux 3rd Growth Classification

*** 93 Points Cellar Tracker ***

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"Fill into the neck and good dark color indicate that this was obviously a well stored bottle. Classic Bordeaux here. Cedar and currant with savory mushroom notes. Loads of freshness. Oh, and a good depth and strength on the nose and flavor. This is in the zone. Drink now." Cellar Tracker Review

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Price: £149.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Gruaud Larose, 1966

St Julien 2nd Growth Classification UK Charles Kinloch

"A classic vintage for Gruaud-Larose, the 1966 remains surprisingly young, relatively unevolved, but austere, with a black currant, cedary, earthy fruitiness, and firm tannins. The finish is dry, but long and still youthful. In style and texture, the 1966 Gruaud-Larose resembles a big Pauillac. Will the 1966 Gruaud-Larose ever shed its tannic toughness?" Last tasted, 1/89. Bordeaux 3rd Ed.

Rating 88/100 (RP)


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Price: £139.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1966

St Julien 2me Growth Classification

Now fully mature, this medium-bodied, stylish wine has good black currant fruit, a complex, yet restrained bouquet of cedar and spices, and a good crisp, clean finish.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1966

St Julien 2me Cru Classe (Magnum)

90 Points + - Cellar Tracker

Reviews:
"The 1966 Léoville Poyferré is a very attractive wine, which blossoms in the decanter to reveal a detailed bouquet of lifted red and black fruit, cedar, Cuban cigar and graphite-like soil tones. Precise and firm at the core, with the relatively high acids that are characteristic of the vintage, this is leaner than some of its peers, but also quite a concentrated, characterful Poyferré that has retained its youthful juicy vibrancy and cut." Cellar Tracker Review.

This wine has excellent provenance and has been stored by the original owner in professional cellar conditions until sale to us.
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Price: £275.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Lynch Moussas, 1966

Pauillac, 5th Growth classification (Uk Bottled Berry Bros.)

The vineyards of Lynch-Moussas amount to almost 60 hectares, with some adjacent to the Batailly and Grand Puy Lacoste vineyards, obviously there is some near the village of Moussas, and there are also some vine further north, near the Duhart Milon vineyards. The vines are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, accounting for 70% of the vineyard, the remainder entirely Merlot, and the vines dig their roots deep into the Gunzian gravels that are typical of the region.

The 1966 is a mature wine with deep amber on the rim and notes of tobbacco.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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