1976 Vintage Report

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%.
 
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.

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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: £119.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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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

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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

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Barbera, 1976

Viglierchio *** MAGNUM+ RARE FORMAT 1.75Ll*** - Clearance Offer Was £89, Now only £45)

**Please note that this wine is part of a clearance offer, therefore is excluded from our guarantee**

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: £45.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Barbera d'Alba, 1976

Serafino

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: £49.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

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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: 4 in Stock

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Barolo, 1976

Stabilini (Special Offer was £129 now only £75)

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: £75.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

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Barolo, 1976

Prandi

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: £119.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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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: 2 in Stock

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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

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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: 1 in Stock

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Chateau la Tour de By, 1976

Medoc, Cru Bourgeois

From the good 1976 vintage, this wine has a slightly diffuse, tobacco scented nose followed by a palate of moderate concentration with cedar and tobacco. Quite a soft texture but with vibrant acidity.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Les Ormes Sorbet, 1976

Medoc

This wine has tons of oaky aromas in the bouquet, a soft, supple fruitiness, and decent length. However, the fruit is beginning to dry out so drink soon.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1976

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (MAGNUM) high shoulder, 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

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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: 11 in Stock

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Chateau Rocher Bellevue Figeac, 1976

Cotes de Castillion

A mature mahogany core with tawny rim. It has a rather sweet, I am guessing chaptalized nose which turn very toffee-ish with 10 minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, moderate tannins, rather foursquare and conservative but quite mellow
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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

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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

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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

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Dolcetto d'Alba, 1976

Enrico Serafino - (- excluded from guarantee - Clearance Offer, Was £59, Now Only £25.00)

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: £25.00
Stock: 29 in Stock

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Dolcetto d'Alba, 1976

Giacomo Borgogno

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: 16 in Stock

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Ghemme, 1976

Dellavale

This 1976 dry red wine is characterized by its rusticity and age-worthy characteristics, owing to its very prominent tannins and high acidity. Ghemme has even greater longevity than Gattinara and its more well-known cousins, Barolo and Barbaresco. This red is generally known for displaying a ruby-red color and spicy character with a slightly bitter finish.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Messias Port, 1976

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in a Deluxe Gift Box with Accessories + FREE UK Mainland Standard 3-5 Day Delivery)

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1976 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and are a true rarity. Unlike the colheita ports from the same year, this wine has aged in the bottle for nearly 40 years (As opposed to a barrel). It is among the rarest category of ports and is a delight for the port connoisseur.

Tawny colour. Caramel, coffee, figs and walnuts in the nose. Medium body. Mature and appearing in flavour - raisins and dried fruit in abundance. Elegant and complex with an attractive and good finish. VWP Tasting 2016.

75 cl
20% ABV
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Nebbiolo, 1976

Olivero - Le Corte

The Nebbiolo has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Nebbiolo D'Alba, 1976

Pastura Riccardo

The Nebbiolo d'Alba has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
Stock Reference: XXG11
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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