1968 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1968-port

1968 Port wines follow a strong run of vintages in the 1960's. The summer was hot and dry with no rain whatsoever in June and July, and only a little in August and September. The harvest should have produced solid good wines. However, only a few vintage ports (Sandman) and single quinta ports were declared. There are still a few Colheita ports available which are drinking very well but stocks are tiny. Now very rare!


 
Italian: 1968 was a good year for Italian heavyweight wines such as Barolo and Brunello. Whilst Bordeaux suffered from a poor vintage, 1968 marked somewhat of a renaissance for Italian wines particularly those from Tuscany and Piedmont. 1968 was the vintage that Sassicaia was first offered on the open market.

 
Bordeaux: Poor weather throughout the growing and harvest seasons led to a small, low quality, vintage. Most of the 1968 wine produced was consumed within a few years of the vintage and very few examples exist today. Those that still exist are well into decline and are unlikely to be of good drinking.

 

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1968 Messias, 1968

Colheita Port (includes leather effect gift box with silk liner).

The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.
The extended barrel ageing 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.
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Price: £185.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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50 Years of Messias Tawny Port, 1968

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 50th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Messias blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny:
This 30 Year Old aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matured in the barrel. In the mouth, turns out to be a soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Burmester's 50 Years of Tawny Port, 1968

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 50th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny:
Deep tawny colour with greenish hints. Complex and powerful nose, dominated by the strong presence of the dried fruits and spices, combined with a subtle and refined note of vanilla.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Feuerheerd's 50 Years of Tawny Port

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A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 50th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Feuerheerd blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Feuerheerd's 30 Year Old Tawny:
Feuerheerd's 30 Year Old Tawny Port has a deep amber and copper hues, aromas to hazelnuts and vanilla notes. Smooth as silk, with flavours of honey, chocolate and toffee, balanced by refreshing acidity leading to an elegant finish.
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Price: £112.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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1968 Blandys Madeira, 1968

Sercial Madeira 37.5 cl (Half Bottle)- In Original Blandy's gift box as illustrated

Blandy’s Vintage Sercial 1968 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 a limited number of 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: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1968 Port & Madeira

2x75cl bottles of 1968 Messias Colheita port & 1968 D'oliveiras Boal Madeira (Both wines come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box)

This lovely gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 1968 Portuguese wine. It includes a barrel aged port and a medium sweet Madeira from the 1968 vintage, both presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box with silk liner. It makes for a very special 50 year old gift in 2018.

1968 Messias, Single Harvest/Colheita Port
The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 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.
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Price: £359.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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1968 Sandeman, 1968

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Vintage Port (Exceptional Provenance - Sandeman Cellars Library Stock Release)
Special Offer | Was £295 | Now £245

*** Exceptional Provenance ***

Vintage Wine and Port have secured a few ultra-rare bottles of 1968 Sandeman's Port. These bottles are of exceptional provenance - they are library stock released exclusively to VWP from the Sandeman Cellars in Oporto.


Tasted by our wine buyer at the Sandeman 20 Vintage Tasting November 2013. "Tawny rim; good nose, some cigar, spice and chocolate, dried fruit. On the palate, ripe and sweet not quite in tune but still quite opulent with integrated tannins. Excellent finish - my first tasting of a 68 and quite a surprise for a generally undeclared year. (Tony Carter, November 2013) - 92 Points (Outstanding).
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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1968 Taylor's Single Harvest Colheita, 1968

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Single Harvest Tawny Port (Comes in original Taylor's Box as illustrated)
SPECIAL OFFER |WAS £189 | NOW £179

Taylors have just announced a limited release of their 1968 Single Harvest Tawny Port. This is a new release of a rich, mellow and spicy 1968 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: £179.00
Stock: 21 in Stock

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50 Years of Port Gift

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port. Presented in a Double Leather Effect 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: £159.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

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Negrar

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Colour: strong ruby red. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of ageing in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavour: velvety, raisony character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

T. Biscardi *** LAST ONE ***

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Colour: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavour: wine with a velvety, raisony character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: £329.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

Sartori
SPECIAL OFFER | WAS £195 | Now £125

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide.
Colour: strong ruby red.
Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of ageing in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes.
Flavour: velvety, raisony character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: £125.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

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Bertani

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: £299.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1968

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Giovanni Giordano

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: 1 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1968

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Giordano

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: £129.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Barbera, 1968

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Contratto

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1968

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Terre del Barolo - Riserva
Special Offer | Was £169 | Now £99

The 1968 Terre de Barolo is a perfectly mature and remarkably pretty expression of Nebbiolo fruit with dried floral tones up front giving way to dusty soil, hints of brown spice and faded cherry. On the palate, a soft and feminine display with zesty acidity giving life to its dried red fruits, along with earth tones and minerals. Medium finish that cleans up very nicely with a twang of tart red fruit and lingering florality.

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.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 14 in Stock

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Barolo, 1968

Marchesi di Barolo
SPECIAL OFFER | WAS £179 | NOW £129

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: 8 in Stock

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Barolo, 1968

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Bersano
Clearance | Very damaged labels - vintage legible | was £159 | Now £80

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: £80.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1968

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Renato Ratti - Annunciata

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: £289.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Barolo, 1968

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Terre del Barolo - Riserva

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: £149.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Baron de Sigognac, 1968

Armagnac (Comes in original Sogognac Box as illustrated)

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: £225.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Barros Special Edition: Five Decades Of Passion

101 Special Edition - Presented in a premium presentation box as illustrated - A luxurious taste just on its own!

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: £340.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Blandys Madeira, 1968

Sercial Madeira (75cl Bottle)

Blandy’s Vintage Sercial 1968 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 a limited number of 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: £269.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Casteldrione, 1968

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D'Alfonso del Sordo

Light garnet with aromas of ripe red fruit, pepper and and spices. Soft and velvety with balanced tannins.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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