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1973 Vintage Report

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.
 
Vintage Port: No vintage ports were produced in 1973.

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Agliaico del Vulture (Basilicata), 1973

Riforma Fonderia


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Price: £38.95
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Barbaresco, 1973

Gaja

From the famous Gaja.

Reviews "Clear orange colour, Clean red fruit like a fine old Burgundy, lovely nose. Medium-bodied, too old but still enjoyable with a dry and long long finish. Getting more body and fruit with time. Hints of smoke after 2 hours...." 91 points - Cellar Tracker Review 2008
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Price: £179.00
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Barolo, 1973

San Martino


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Price: £109.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barolo, 1973

Cappellano

Reviews:
"At first you get the impression of a fairly developed wine where you can feel the dustiness, in addition to earth-like aromas. Hints of red berries. Notes of leather, licorice and tar are also present. A masculine wine for sure, and that was really showing in the mouth as well: Real power, great body and a very good acidity. And - actually - there were quite some tannins present. And this wine is long(!).
The development was astonishing, and it showed clearly more feminine sides of itself. But still I would consider this to be a more masculine wine. Aromas of Rose petals were overwhelming after a few hours, together with spices, dry autumn leaves, in addition to licorice and tar.
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Price: £129.00
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Barolo, 1973

Scanavino Giovanni


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Price: £99.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Carema, 1973

Gabri, Piemonte

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.


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Price: £48.95
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Castel Tagliolo, 1973

Pinelli Gentile

Clear orange colour, Clean red fruit like a fine old Burgundy, lovely nose. Medium-bodied, this wine is old but still enjoyable with a dry and long finish.
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Price: £44.95
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Chateau Cos Labory, 1973

St Estephe 5th Growth Classification

mature and complex bouquet with good oak. There is still fruit and the wine is medium to full bodied. Ok acidity. A bit short in the finish but overall a very good wine considering the vintage. Mature and ready for drinking now.
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Price: £62.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: 5 in Stock

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Chateau Lascombes, 1973

Margaux 2nd growth

Château Lascombes is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Seconds Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.

This wine now has a brown colour and is losing some of its supple, intense fruitiness. However, despite he vintage, this elegantly wrought wine still retains some vestiges of its complex, spicy, earthy, ripe plummy bouquet and soft, rich flavours.
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Price: £99.00
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