1976 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1976 port vintage: Following the driest winter on record there was a total drought throughout the summer, until the end of August. This resulted in a very low production. Those that were produced are exceptionally concentrated and full-bodied. They lack a little freshness but this is understandable given the dry conditions. There are very few vintage ports (bottle aged) available but the Colheita ports (barrel aged) from this year are excellent.
 
Italian: A large crop was produced but the 1976 wines lacked the ripeness and longevity of the 1975 vintage. Although the wines will not improve further with age, they are still very drinkable.
 
Bordeaux: 1976 wines still offer delightful attractive drinking if they have been well stored. The wines are characterised assoft bodied with low acidity levels.
Rain during the harvest that following the long hot summer of 1976 tarnished what could have been the vintage of the decade. Much to general surprise, the 1976 vintage although mature on release has maintained its maturity to date.

 
Spain: A good year that produced good quantities of Rioja. Gran Reserva made the annual average of 7%.

37 products found.

Kopke Port, 1976

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Bright amber colour with golden hints. Involving and sweet nose of an incredible complexity, plenty of rich aromas of condensed milk, vanilla and coffee. In the taste it is complex, unctuous and well-structured. A wine wonderfully balanced and with an endless finish.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1976

Gemma

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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Price: £109.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1976

Cantina del Glicine

The fruit has started to go towards the drier side and the sweetness is taken up by forest floor notes. There is a nice balance between the remaining tannin, acidity and alcohol. Works very well with food.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barbera, 1976

Viglierchio *** MAGNUM+ RARE FORMAT 1.75Ll*** (

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors 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: £99.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Barbera, 1976

Vignaioli Piemontesi

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors 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: £35.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Barbera, 1976

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Serio Battista Borgogno- Sold only as a curiosity from the 1976 vintage.
Special Offer | Was £49.95 | Now £26.00

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors 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: £26.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Barbera d'Alba, 1976

Giacomo Borgogno (Special Offer was £59.95, now only £39.95)

Barbera d'Alba is a wine of prestige, rich colors 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: £39.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Barolo, 1976

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Stabilini (Special Offer was £129 now only £50)

Made from the long lasting Nebbiolo grape this wine is now at the end of its drinking window. Our notes: Orange, ochre in colour, translucent. Mushrooms and earth on the nose. Mid weight on the palate, silky texture, leather, tar, five spice, anise candied fruit and some decent length.
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Price: £50.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Baron de Lustrac, 1976

Vintage Armagnac -( Comes in Original Lustrac Box as illustrated + FREE UK Mainland standard 3-5 day delivery)

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: £135.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Baron de Sigognac, 1976

Armagnac (Comes in original Sigognac 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: £135.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Blandys Madeira, 1976

Terrantez Madeira (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)

***2012 - Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards***

***2010 - Gold Medal - IWSC***

Dark, touched with mahogany colour. Delicate, exotic spices, lots of depth and lots of chocolate and rum and raising fudge, but it has that delicate freshness, hints of flowers and something light and ethereal too. Massively spicy palate, has the roasted spices, roasted plum and wonderful acidity, the tongue absolutely dancing on a knife edge of sweet and savoury/acid freshness, long, with tobacco and caraway, long and so brilliantly balanced. 96/100.

Cellarage & Storage
This wine should be stored upright in a dark room with constant temperature, ideally no higher than 16ºC.
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Price: £97.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Calem Port, 1976

Colheita Port (Includes Calem Box as shown)

Porto Cálem Colheitas or Dated Ports are tawny Ports from a single year high quality crop. Each year reveals special characteristics which are developing whilst ageing in the wood casks for a period not less than 8 years. Colheita presents a tawny colour, smooth touch in the mouth and a bouquet of vanilla, honey and dried fruits. Ready to serve single as the bottle is opened without need for decantation, are also ideal to go along with cakes and deserts.
Calem 1976 offers complex leather, spice and raisin aromas, fresh acidity and a long intense finish.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chateau Bastor Lamontagne, 1976

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Sauternes

this wine from the very good 1976 Sauternes vintage has an good amber colour. Nose of caramel and orange marmalade. Similar but good marmalade dominated flavour. Holding well.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 1976

Saint-Julien, 2eme Grand Cru classe

The 1976 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou showed a mature colour with brown hues, a complex nose, herbaceous but with loads of black currants, dried herbs and smoke. Smooth, loads of black currant and dried herbs on palate, very good mid palate and fine grained tannins with long finish.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Latour, 1976

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (Mid shoulder)

Very dark for its age; meat juice and tobacco on the nose, convincing complexity, a lot of tannin, almost some primary fruit, minerals, lovely balance, complex and very long, powerful. A hint of fruit sweetness in the finish.
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Price: £360.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1976

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (MAGNUM) stained label

Mahogany core with deep brick rim. The nose is actually better than I anticipated with some dusty black fruits, cedar a touch of game, but it certainly lacks vigour and cohesion. The palate is a little tawdry, slightly hollow with an cooked character that jars against some obvious green berries that found themselves fermenting. Linear towards the dry finish, moderate length.
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Price: £545.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1976

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (VTS)

Mahogany core with deep brick rim. The nose is actually better than I anticipated with some dusty black fruits, cedar a touch of game, but it certainly lacks vigour and cohesion. The palate is a little tawdry, slightly hollow with an cooked character that jars against some obvious green berries that found themselves fermenting. Linear towards the dry finish, moderate length.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Chateau Trotanoy, 1976

Pomerol

About what you would anticipate from a well made Trotanoy from a modest vintage for the appelation. Qualitatively the same as the Petrus but sylistically different since there was a quite attractive topnote of soft summer strawberry. A bit of coarse tannin is still in the the background so the balance is slightly off kilter.
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Price: £125.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Yquem, 1976

Sauternes, 1st Growth Classification

Yquem is without doubt, one of the world's finest wine producers, of whom Robert Parker comments: "There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend."


"The 1976 Yquem continues to go from strength to strength. Who can ignore the awesome bouquet of spices, honeyed fruit, pineapples, bananas, coconuts, and overripe melons? This full-bodied, viscous, luscious wine has been absolutely delicious since bottling, given its relatively low acidity and precocious personality.
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Price: £645.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cossart Gordon Madeira, 1976

Bual Madeira

Cossart Gordon Frasqueira Vintage Madeiras are aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years before being bottled under the supervision of the Madeira Wine Institute. The Frasqeiras then receive an additional two years bottle ageing before release. Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem aging process Madeira is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter. It makes an ideal wedding or anniversary present. Cossart Gordon Frasqueira-Vintage Madeiras continually fetch the very highest prices at international fine wine auctions.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dolcetto, 1976

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Serio Battista Borgogno
CLEARANCE OFFER | WAS £59 | NOW £15
EXCLUDED FROM GUARANTEE

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: £15.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dolcetto d'Alba, 1976

Enrico Serafino
CLEARANCE OFFER | WAS £59 | NOW £15
EXCLUDED FROM GUARANTEE

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: £15.00
Stock: 25 in Stock

Dolcetto d'Alba, 1976

Giacomo Borgogno (CLEARANCE OFFER Was £49.95, Now only £27- Sold as a Curio/ Novelty from the 1976 Italian vintage)

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: £27.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1976

Guimaraens Vintage Port

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1976 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port - The color of this was amazing dark, being solid black with a tawny colored rim around the outside. I can’t ever remember seeing a color like this on this old VP. The nose was very gummy and thick with a floral aspect similar to the elderberry flower. Very reducted on the palate with thick tar, raisins, and green stems. Yet it was still tannic at the same time. The finish was moderate with a rich mint aspect to it. While good in its own right, served blind this could have easily been mistaken for a lighter style PX Sherry. An extremely dry winter was followed by a hot summer causing springs and wells to dry up for the first time in living memory.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Freisa, 1976

Serio Battista Borgogno

Freisa is an indigenous Italian red wine grape variety grown in the Piedmont region of north-west Italy, primarily in the Monferrato and Langhe areas, but also further north in the provinces of Turin and Biella. Freisa is a vigorous and productive grape vine with round, blue-black berries and with bunches growing in an elongated shape.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 5 in Stock