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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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Barbaresco, 1973

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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Barbaresco, 1973

Pippione

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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Barbaresco, 1973

Cav. Ceste

In the glass this wine has a solid red core with red/orange on the rim. On the nose, there's cedar, mushrooms, and a bit of light cherry. On the palate, a woody note - teak or rosewood perhaps, with cedar. Rather ethereal. With time, lovely fruit emerges and the wine shows gorgeous, elegant maraschino notes. Mushrooms round out the earthy side of this. Given its age this is still a wonderful, complete wine
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Barolo, 1973

Scanavino Giovanni

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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Barolo, 1973

San Martino

This beautiful 1973 Barolo has aromas of roasted fruits, herbs, toast, and blackberries jump from the glass of this sweet, soft italian wine. Earthy, ripe and decadent on the nose. Full-bodied and tannic. The bottles are in very good condition for their age.
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Baron de Lustrac, 1973

Vintage Armagnac

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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Beaune, 1973

Clos des Marconnets

Nice red fruit on the nose with cherries, strawberry preserve and some smoke. On the palate there is a slight minerality,spice and earthy notes. Nice finish.
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Bordeaux, 1973

Chateau Bellegrave

This lovely wine exhibits ripe cherry and plummy aromas. Dense, with fine sweetness on the attack, a well integrated tannin level and a medium body with a subtle finish.
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Brunello di Montalcino, 1973

Col d'Orcia

Once poured, a pleasant surprise: the color was still intact, apart from a nail slightly orange, but very little, and the nose opened slowly, one step at a time, without stopping.
All tertiary aromas, of course, but intact, never unbalanced, including spiccavva a kind of mixture between burnt rubber remembered the tar Nebbiolo (even if vaguely), and India ink, then leave emerge smells of leather, unlit pipe and jams with lively acidity.
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Carema, 1973

Produttori Nebbiolo Carema

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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