1972 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: A good vintage that was not declared. Some vintage port and single quintas were produced. Port wines from 1972 are now fully mature but well stored examples will last for many years more.
 
Italian: Only a small crop of 1972 wine was produced and the wines are now very rare. The growing season was held back by inclement weather in the main Italian wine regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. Tuscany produced a small crop of Brunello and Chianti. These are generally characterised as having good colour, high acidity and some dryness. The best of the vintage originates from the more southerly regions.
 
Bordeaux: Bordeaux 1972 wines are generally characterised by having good colour, with dryness and high acidity. However, the style was for early drinking and very few examples exist today. The growing season was difficult with the grape development held back by inclement weather. This did not allow the grapes to fully ripen by harvest. Sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac are very good.
 

17 products found.

Baron de Lustrac, 1972

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: £145.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Baron de Sigognac, 1972

Armagnac (Comes in original wooden gift 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. Presented in original wooden box.

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Price: £189.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chateau de Cadillac, 1972

Bordeaux Red

Situated near Bordeaux, the Château of Cadillac was built in 1599 by Jean-Louis Nogaret of Valetta, first Duke of Epernon. Strongly marked by more than hundred years of prison activity, then beautifully restored.

This wine is from the estate where, the wines reveal the finest expression of Merlot cultivated on clay-limestone soils and Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Durfort Vivens, 1972

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

Medium garnet in colour with yellowing and bricking towards the rim. This is very much alive. Wet leaves, forest floor, sweet tobacco, raspberry, red cherry, vanilla, and white flowers on the nose. There is a lot of sweetly perfumed classic Margaux aromatics. Secondary and tertiary notes dominate but there is still a lot of fruit left here leading to a nice long finish.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Chianti, 1972

Santa Lucia - L'Uliveta

This is an 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: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1972

Vintage Port - OB

A rare bottle of Dow 1972 from the good 1972 vintage.

Very light and fruity, with extremely simple but fresh flavours, even though the alcohol dominates a bit. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, a slightly hot boysenberry nose, medium-bodied, with rather dry cherry flavours
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Durello, 1972

Col de Fratta


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Price: £59.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1972

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

A very rare example from the 1972 vintage. Bottling was inconsistent and tasting reports are mixed. This wine has a tawny coloured rim around the outside. The nose was very gummy and thick with orange peel, slightly medicinal. Very reducted on the palate with thick tar, raisins, orange peel.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 14 in Stock

Gattinara, 1972

Dellavalle F.lli - Riserva

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries, rose petals and smooth tannins.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham Port, 1972

1972 Single Harvest Colheita Port - includes presentation case

The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards, and is the result of the unique terroir of the Douro Valley and subsequent maturation in Vila Nova de Gaia, that has distinguished Graham’s for almost two centuries.

The 1972 Colheita shows a vivid, rich amber colour, with a suggestion of a green tinge on the rim. On the nose an explosion of multiple aromas, a combination of caramel, nuts, hints of vanilla and cigar box. Massively concentrated in the mouth, these wines have a complex palate revealing honeycomb, exotic spices and crystallised orange peel flavours.
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Price: £235.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Grignolino, 1972

Bosca (was 49.95 now £20) Sold as a novelty from the 1972 vintage and excluded from our guarantee.

The Grignolino wine have a light ruby red colour, tending to orange with ageing. Have a characteristic odour and delicate in the mouth are dry, slightly tannic, bitter pleasant, with a characteristic aftertaste.
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Price: £20.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1972

Vintage Port

This rare vintage port from the good 1972 vintage has taken on a tawny appearance but is still rich with tastes of coffee and plums. It is very full bodied and has good texture and flavour.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Petrus, 1972

Pomerol (base of neck)

A rare 1972 Petrus.
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Price: £1695.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Pinot Nero, 1972

Tenuta S. Margherita

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil.The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sangiovese, 1972

del Nevola, Cantina Sociale Val di Nevola

Good-quality Sangiovese is prized for its high acid, firm tannins and balanced nature. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stone fruit are characteristic, and may be backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs. The use of oak has become more popular and this coaxes richer flavors from the grapes, tending toward plum and wild raspberry.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Sangiovese, 1972

di Nevola, Cantine Sociale Val di Nevola

Good-quality Sangiovese is prized for its high acid, firm tannins and balanced nature. Savoury flavors of dark cherries and black stone fruits are characteristic, and may be backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs.
Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1972

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Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port

A rare vintage port from 1972.

Little Vintage Port was made in 1972 - the weather having made life unusually tricky. Taylor's - the masters of wine-making - produced a rather fine single quinta wine in the Quinta de Vargellas 1972. Mellow and pale, nose of spiced rose petals, palate of raspberries and dried red berries it is a delicious glassful.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 2 in Stock