1973 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: No vintage ports were produced in 1973.
 
Italian: The 1973 wine vintage was a good one for Italian Wines from Tuscany (Chianti and Brunello) and fair for Piedmont (Barolo and Barbaresco).
Spring was mild and the summer hot and dry, but the run in to the harvest was wet and many producers were faced with the problem of either picking early with low sugar levels or risking the harvest by waiting for the weather to improve. It was a big harvest everywhere in the region. The best wines were produced by those vineyards that adopted careful selection.
 
Bordeaux: The 1973 wine vintage produced an enormous crop of easy drinking wines full of succulent fruit. The best examples from vineyards that adopted good selection are still drinking well today. Wines from Pauillac and Graves stand out.

The weather was dry and warm throughout most of spring, providing good conditions for flowering. Heavy rain fell during much of July, but the month that followed was hot and dry. September began fine, but wet conditions returned from the middle of the month onwards.
 

57 products found.

Barbera d'Alba, 1973

New

Fontanafredda

Barbera d'Alba is a wine of prestige, rich colours 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: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Bardolino, 1973

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: £59.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Barolo, 1973

Serio Battista Borgogno

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: 5 in Stock

Blandys Madeira, 1973

Vintage Verdelho Madeira


***Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2015***

***Wine Enthusiast 2015 – 96 Points***

Blandy’s Vintage Verdelho 1973 as a crystalline bright colour with ambar golden highlights. Exuberant and intense aroma where we can also find highlight aromas of dried fruit, balsamic, exotic wood and spices. The palate is concentrated, medium dry, very round, with a long extraordinary aftertaste.

Blandy’s Colheita Verdelho 1973 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 41 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system. This unique ageing process gave the wine its classic flavour and
incredible longevity.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Calon Segur, 1973

Saint Estephe (MAGNUM Bottle 150cl))

The Calon Segur '73 is still very drinkable with wood, some earth and taste of "sweet-sour plum juice". Very pleasant.
*CellarTracker review 2015*
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Price: £199.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau de Pez, 1973

St Estephe

Dark garnet core. Complex and very attractive bouquet with leather and good oak. Velvety soft wine with good acidity. Little oak. Medium to full bodied. Long aftertaste. Very good wine It lacks the complexity of the real great wines.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Giscours, 1973

Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification

Fully mature nose with leather and cedar notes. The palate is cedar, pencil-lead with marked acidity and medium length.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Haut Brion, 1973

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

Brown rim. Brown sugar, olives and leather nose. Balanced and very smooth palate. Coffee & sweet red fruits. Fully mature, a highly enjoyable wine.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau La Lagune, 1973

Haut Medoc, 3rd Growth Classification

Excellent condition - well stored. surprisingly good wine for the vintage,Although the dusty tannins and oak have become more dominant, this medium ruby-coloured wine still has good body and enough interest in the bouquet to hold many people's attention.

Château La Lagune is a renowned winery in the Haut-Médoc appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855


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Price: £89.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Chateau Margaux, 1973

Margaux, 1st Growth Classification, vts, good label

Red with brown rim. Beautiful colour. Berries and forest floor on the nose. A marginally short taste with a bitterness that disappeared after about ten minutes. The wine is resolved and there are no hard edges.
Outperforms the vintage in a stunning manner.
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Price: £235.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chianti, 1973

Castelgreve

Chianti 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: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Fattoria Campolli

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. The area’s most highly regarded wines come from the Chianti Classico zone which is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established vinicultural area. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and wine making traditions.
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 40 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Casalino

Chianti 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: £69.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Monsanto

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: £69.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Cantine di Poggiobonsi

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: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Volpaia, Riserva

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: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

"Vecchie Terre" di Montefili

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: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Bibbiano

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: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chianti Classico, 1973

Fattoria Perseto

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

Chianti Classico, 1973

Ancilli Riserva

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: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cotes du Rhone, 1973

Les Grand Vins Chateauneuf du Pape

This wine from 1973 has good floral, herbal notes amongst juicy blue fruits and generous, Christmassy spices of cinnamon.
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Price: £69.00
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Dolcetto, 1973

Giordano

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dolcetto, 1973

Terre del Barolo

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dolcetto, 1973

Giordano

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1973

Verdelho Madeira

Rich and complex Madeira from the brilliant D’Oliveiras reserve.
A complex Madeira with a spicy-citrus nose and hints of marmalade. The wine has a rich palate, with a refreshing acidity balancing this medium sweet wine to perfection. Excellent with mince pies and fruit cake.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 1 in Stock