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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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1973 Chateau Laroze, 1973

Saint Emilion Grand Cru(Includes gift box with wine accessories -Special Offer was £99.95 now £69.95)

From the good 1973 vintage the Chateau Laroze is still very much alive, initially still showing some red fruit notes that faded a little when the bottle was open. Very elegant wine, with light tannins, pleasant acidity, average length.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1973 Amarone Reciotto, 1973

Reciotto della Valpolicella Grasso F Ill Special Offer was £129 now £64)

This beautiful dessert wine from the good 1973 vintage is drinking well with tastes of raisins. The wine is sweet with a long, long finish

"Recioto," as in "Recioto della Valpolicella," refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you'd expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.
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Price: £64.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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1973 Sassella, 1973

Pelizzatti (Was £49.95 now £38.95)

Made mostly from Nebbiolo, the Enologica Valtelinese is a beautifully crafted wine. grown on the steep slopes of in this mountainous area, means that the grapes get maximum light exposure: the vineyards enjoy similar sunshine hours to those in Mediterranean Sicily. Vines are almost all planted on terraces carved into the granite and slate rock. Here, nebbiolo has a chance to fully ripen, offering plush fruit, distinctive minerality and just enough tannin and acidity.
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Price: £38.95
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Agliaico del Vulture (Basilicata), 1973

Riforma Fonderia


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Price: £42.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

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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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Price: £99.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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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Price: £109.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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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
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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
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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: 4 in Stock

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Chateau La Tour Blanche, 1973

Sauternes Premier Cru

A wonderful dessert wine. Orange marmalade, mouthwatering high-acidity a long sweet finish. Excellent with a sweet dessert.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

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