1968 Wine and Port Vintage

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.

 
Vintage Port: 1968 was a moderate vintage not declared by any of the port houses.

50 products found.

1968 Messias, 1968

Colheita Port in Oak Gift Box

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. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 50 in Stock

1968 Barbera

Castello Montegrosso (Offer includes a Dark mocha leather effect gift box with silk liner as illustrated)

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam with spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla and green pepper.

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Price: £67.90
Stock: 13 in Stock

1968 Port & Madeira Deluxe Duo

2x75cl bottles of 1968 Messias Colheita port & 1968 D'oliveiras Boal Madeira (Both wines come in a double deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated)

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 deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated. 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: £325.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

1968 Rioja

Marques de Caceras Rioja Reserva (Includes Oak gift box with silk liner as illustrated)

This lovely Rioja Reserva has a mature orange colour. Fruit still there on the nose and sweet too, almost a caramel note to it. Lovely Rioja still very much alive.
After a while in the glass it began to show that mahogany/camphor/smoked tea note. Interesting wine - VWP notes 2015
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 4 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. 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: £179.00
Stock: 23 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1968

Glicine - Riserva Marcorino

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: £119.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Bardolino, 1968

Sartori

The Bardolino wine is obtained mainly from the grapes of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and possibly with the addition of other grapes minors. It has a brilliant ruby red color. It is delicately fruity, with hints of cherry, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, currant and spices (cinnamon, clove, black pepper). It has a great drinkability and an extraordinary ability to match the food.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

Barolo, 1968

Marchesi di Barolo

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: £169.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Barolo, 1968

Serio & Borgogno Batista

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: £179.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

Baron de Lustrac, 1968

Vintage Armagnac (Includes original wooden 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: £165.00
Stock: 2 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: 2 in Stock

Beaujolais, 1968

Villages, Bourgvignons Producteur ( Clearance Offer - Now only £25)

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region. ** Please note that this wine is part of a clearance offer and therefore is excluded from our guarantee**
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Price: £25.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Biondi Santi, 1968

Brunello de Montacino Reserva

On the nose aromas of roses, tar and truffle. On the palate this wine was really beautiful, with very nice acidity, full body and if you were really looking for them, you could still detect some tannins in the back. Very hidden, but still there.
Biondi Santi reserva wines should be opened (but not decanted) about 6 hours prior to serving. Then double decanted.
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Price: £550.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Bourgogne, 1968

Les Chais de Beaulieu

Bourgogne Rouge is the term used to apply to red wines from Burgundy that fall under the generic Bourgogne AOC, which can be produced by over 350 individual villages across the region. As with Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rosé, this is a very general appellation and thus is hard to pinpoint any specific characteristics of the wine as a whole, due to the huge variety of wines produced.Pinot Noir is the primary grape used in Bourgogne Rouge production, although Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and in Yonne, César grapes are all also permitted to make up the rest of the wine.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Brunello di Montalcino, 1968

Barbi *** LAST ONE ! ***

Brunello de Montalcino is one of Italys most famous and most expensive red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese used in production.

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Price: £149.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cabernet, 1968

Tenuta S. Margherita

The Tenuta S. Margherita from the 1968 vintage is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and tannins remain.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Carema, 1968

Nebbiolo Carema Cantine Produttrice

Carema is a red winemaking zone and boasts the king of Italian red grapes, Nebbiolo, as its leading varietal. The wine must comprise 85% of this variety, the remainder made up of a maximum 15% of authorized Piedmont red grapes. Ageing requirements are 36 months, of which 24 must be in wood, while the riserva must spend an extra six months in oak. Carema is a small mountainous area neighboring the Aosta Valley in the far northern corner of Piedmont, in north-western Italy. This unique viticultural landscape is situated in the province of Turin and was awarded its DOC classification in 1967. Similar to the steep,
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Cesanese del Piglio (Lazio), 1968

Cantine Sociale Cesanese del Piglio


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Price: £69.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chateau Beychevelle, 1968

St julien 4me cru classe

This wine has been well stored in a cool cellar for over thirty years. Red brown colour. Very elegant mature bouquet with acidity and oak. Soft and fresh wine which has just enough body to make it interesting. Long aftertaste
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Price: £359.00
Stock: 1 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 Margaux, 1968

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe (VTS, labels cellar soiled as shown on photo)

The noseis initially shy, with black currant, blackberry, eucalyptus, violets, and cigar box. Firm tannins, but still nicely balanced on the palate. Not a showstopper Margaux however this is quite a rare find.
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Price: £945.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Palmer, 1968

Margaux 3eme Grand Cru Classe

Lovely expressive nose, smelling of old mulch with hints of Vegemite and dried flowers. The palate had plenty of subtle pleasures such as stewed fruits and cassis, a touch of earth and held itself together pretty well over a couple of hours.
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Price: £289.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateauneuf du Pape, 1968

Les Chais de Beaulieu

The red wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape blossom and reach their prime between their third and fifth year, but their potential for aging is over ten years and more according to the vintage and storage conditions. Their color changes from intense garnet-purple in the early years to ruby after some cellaring. These wines are structured, with powerful and complex aromas of ripe fruit, mushrooms, truffles, underbrush, spicy notes, and wild animals.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Chianti, 1968

Valdano

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: £49.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti, 1968

Verrazzano

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: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock