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.

 

32 products found.

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

1968 Sandeman, 1968

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Vintage Port (Exceptional Provenance - Sandeman Cellars Library Stock Release)
Special Offer | Was £345 | Now £245 until 30th June 2018

*** 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: 2 in Stock

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: 27 in Stock

50 Year Old Madeira, 1968

Malmsey by Blandy's (H/litre 50cl) In original carton box as illustrated

***95 Points-Treve Ring, Wineanorak.com, December 2016***

Potent and concentrated, this wine is all about the savoury, umami notes, balancing out the remaining sugar. Earthy, mushroom, stock and dried mushrooms, with roasted hazelnuts and walnuts, mineral salts and ample spices through the exceptional length.

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Price: £169.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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: £129.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

T. Biscardi

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: £269.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

Sartori

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: 8 in Stock

Barolo, 1968

Franco Fiorina --- TOP CHOICE ---

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: £249.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Barolo, 1968

Marchesi di Barolo

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: £159.00
Stock: 40 in Stock

Barolo, 1968

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: £159.00
Stock: 43 in Stock

Barolo, 1968

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: £299.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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: 10 in Stock

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

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

Chateau Beychevelle, 1968

St julien 4me cru classe (MAGNUM Format 150cl)

This wine has been well stored in a cool cellar for over thirty years. Red brick colour. Very elegant mature bouquet with balancing acidity and vanilla tones. Soft and fresh wine which has just enough body to make it interesting. Long aftertaste.
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Price: £599.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chateau Gruaud Larose, 1968

St Julien, 2me Cru Classe

The vineyards of the Chateau cover 80 hectares and are planted on the soil of Garonne gravel on a subsoil clay and limestone with vines of cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The average age of the vines is 43 years.
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Price: £249.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Pape Clement, 1968

Pessac-Leognan Cru Classe

The 1968 Pape-Clement still reveals a big, smoky, roasted, truffle-and-berry-scented bouquet, relatively fat, alcoholic flavors, and a long, lush finish. A rare and superb wine from a top quality Bordeaux vineyard!
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Price: £259.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1968

Boal Madeira

*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***

"The 1968 D’Oliveiras Reserva Boal is a medium-bodied, elegant wine that features high-toned aromas and flavours, with subtle notes of smoke and tar adding complexity. This is an unusually understated showing for the 1968 Boal." The Wine Advocate

D'Oliveiras 1968 is a Madeira wine of a single year. It aged during 30 years, through the method "gradual drying", which gives the wine aromas and unique flavours, with a great longevity. It features a topaz colour with golden and greenish reflexes. Intense and complex bouquet, with a long and refreshing finish.
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Price: £189.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1968

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

From the rare 1968 vintage, this Fonseca Vintage port is deep and attractive with a sweet nose and is well balanced with a peppery finish. Elegant and rich, lovely acidity, plummy fruit, ethereal and long.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Les Forts de Latour, 1968

Pauillac (2nd wine of Chateau Latour)

A textbook Pauillac, which displays near perfectly proportioned scents of black currants, spices, leather, and cedar, ripe-yet-supple flavours, a long fruity texture and palate impression, and light tannins.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Messias Port, 1968

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Colheita Single Harvest Tawny 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 bodied with plenty of nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, finely balanced. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 93 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 1968

Colheita Port

Bottled 1983

Superb brick red, green on the rim. Wonderfully dry citrus fruit hints, smoky flavours and orange peel in the nose. Dark orange chocolate, butterscotch on the palate. Rich and citrus, elegant, very well structured with a fresh, firm concentration and great length. A superb wine.
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Reciotto, 1968

Castello d'Illasi Amaro Santi

"Recioto," as in "Recioto della Valpolicella," refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you'd expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Vin Santo Rosso, 1968

Antinori - Riserva

Enjoyed this wine very much. Nose had raisins, wet pennies, violets, with some molasses. The palate was fresh and had mature red fruit, slight tobacco tones, raisins, and lots of florals. Such a fun wine to sip!
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Vino Santo, 1968

Meleto

Vino Santo, has been made in Tuscany since at least medieval times, and was probably named 'holy wine' because of its use during the Mass. Antinori has been making vinsanto for centuries. A dessert wine bright yellow in colour with amber hues. Generous, complex aromas with hints of honey and dried fruit. A well-structured, pleasantly sweet wine with lingering flavour.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 10 in Stock