1969 Wine and Port Vintage

Italian: 1969 was a reasonable vintage for Italian wines. The weather was good throughout the year enabling the grapes to reach a high degree of ripeness. Of particular note are the heavyweight, long-lived wines such as Barolo, Brunello and Tauresi and lighter wines such as Chianti and Valpolicella. The wines are now fully mature and are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: 1969 Wine Vintage is one to avoid! Rain during the September harvest contributed to what was a small crop of light-weight wines that lacked longevity. Only first growth wines will be drinkable.

Sauternes and Barsac: Sweet wines from these regions were very good in this year and will last for many more years.

 
Champagne: 1969 Champagne is one of the outstanding vintages of the 20th Century.
 
Vintage Port: No declaration of vintage but the 1969 port-wines produced were of good quality and have stood the test of time.

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1969 Chianti, 1969

Santa Lucia - (Price includes Dark Mocha leather effect gift box with silk liner as illustrated)

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: £79.95
Stock: 45 in Stock

Amarone della Valpolicella, 1969

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. 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. 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: £159.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Amarone della Valpolicella, 1969

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: £159.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1969

Villadoria - Riserva

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: 1 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1969

Villadoria - Riserva Speciale

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: 2 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1969

OR.FE.VI

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: 1 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1969

Calissano - Riserva Speciale

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: £109.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1969

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: £99.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1969

Villadoria

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: £99.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barbera, 1969

Clemente Guasti

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: £49.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Barbera, 1969

Bosca

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: £46.00
Stock: 17 in Stock

Barbera d'Asti, 1969

Montegrosso

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: £49.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Bardolino, 1969

Bolla

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 food.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Bardolino, 1969

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: £69.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Barolo, 1969

Villadoria - Riserva Speciale

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: 7 in Stock

Barolo, 1969

Villadoria, Serralunga D'Alba

Deep and rich, with a penetrating nose of limestone, menthol, hot tar, old tyres, prosciutto, and black pepper. In the mouth there is great freshness to the strawberry fruit before the intense flavours of tar, earth, and dried meats come to the fore. Lots of structure here with a rich, chewy mouth feel, soft tannins and a long finish.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barolo, 1969

Fontanafredda

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

Barolo, 1969

Villadoria - 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: £139.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barolo, 1969

Scanavino - 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: £119.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Barolo, 1969

Kiola

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: £119.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Barolo, 1969

Terre del 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: £119.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

Baron de Lustrac, 1969

Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Lustrac 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: £165.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Baron de Sigognac, 1969

Armagnac (Comes in original Sigognac Box )

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

Biondi Santi, 1969

Brunello de Montacino Reserva

This is a Biondi Santi Reserva produced in exceptional years and limited to a release of 500 cases.

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: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Blandys Madeira, 1969

Vintage Bual Madeira


***Richard Mayson - 19/20 Points***

***Jancis Robinson December 2015 - 19/20 Points***


Blandy’s Vintage Bual 1969 as a crystalline bright colour with golden highlights, Mahogany colour with a greenish hue. Exuberant and intense aroma. Balsamic notes, spices and nuts. We can also find highlight aromas of candied fruit, vanilla and walnut shell. The palate is concentrated, medium sweet, very round, with a long aftertaste leaving notes of spices, dried fruits and exotic woods.

Blandy’s Colheita Bual 2003 was aged for 12 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, wherebythe wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s south-facing lodge in Funchal.
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Price: £199.00
Stock: 1 in Stock