1977 Wine and Port Vintage

Italian: 1977 was a good vintage for Italian Wines. Top regions such as Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines. The wines are fully mature but will still make good drinking today.
 
Bordeaux: 1977-vintage-portPoor weather throughout the growing season led to a very small crop of thin, light 1977 wines, most of which were drunk within a few years of the vintage. As a result, wines originating from this vintage are rare.
 
Spain: A few top producers made very good wine – for example, Martínez Bujanda and Salceda – but most of it was run-of-the-mill and was drunk as joven. A meagre 1% achieved Gran Reserva status.
 
Vintage Port: The 1977 port vintage was a classic Port vintage that was declared by all the major port houses. Even after more than thirty years, the ports are only just becoming approachable. They will last for many more decades. The port wines are concentrated, complex, well structured and balanced. Marked by strong tannins, these wines have great finesse and staying power.

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1977 Warre's Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port (Comes in a Dark Mocha Leather effect gift box as illustrated + FREE UK Mainland standard 3-5 day delivery).

The Queen served Warres's 1977 Port to the Chinese Premier at the state visit in 2015.

Reviews:

Rich and highly concentrated, it has evolved into to open into a superb Port. Fragrant cassis and prunes nose, fleshy texture, loaded with ripe berry flavours, mellow tannins and a lush fruity finish. Powerful, yet impressively balanced. The 1977s have reached the middle stage of what will prove to be a long and distinguished life. Hugely enjoyable now and it will only get better.



"This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavourful vintage port. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style.
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Price: £129.90
Stock: 2 in Stock

1977 Armagnac

Baron de Sigognac (Comes in original wooden box as illustrated)

In armagnac, legend has it that, one day long ago, baron de sigognac took all the traditional clocks out of his cellars. fascinated by the mystery surrounding the way armagnac ages, he had some very strange timepieces made. on these clocks, the face had ten divisions instead of twelve. the seconds had become years, the big hand moved only once a decade and the hour hand marked the centuries.
Baron de sigognac had found the core of the mystery of armagnac…
The legend adds that, with time, baron de sigognac came to trust only his palate in telling the age of an armagnac. the clocks were left unwound.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

1977 Cockburn's Vintage Port

Vintage Port (New release) (Comes in original wooden gift box as illustrated)

1977 Vintage Port Bicentenary Limited Edition

Medium ruby colour. Tawny rim, but great ruby colour. Wonder young Vintage Port nose. Dusty and fruity, coffee and cocoa. Very complex. Wonderful fruity entry. Really coats the entire palate. One of the great 1977’s. Long finish. Still has decent grip. 96 points.
*Cellartracker review*

Following the acquisition of Cockburn’s in 2006, the Symington family were surprised to find 116 cases of 1977 Vintage Port in a corner of the company’s cellars. Cockburn’s famously did not ‘declare’ a 1977 Vintage, although virtually every other Port house did so.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

1977 D'Oliveiras Madeira

Terrantez Madeira (Comes in an Oak gift box with silk-liner as illustrated)

"Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth and a very long finish.
*Bottled in 2015*

Terrantez is a near-extinct white-wine variety from the Portuguese island of Madeira, in the eastern Atlantic. It is most likely that the variety was taken to the volcanic archipelago from the Portuguese mainland by early explorers. The 1795 vintage saw a prolific output of long-lived Madeira Terrantez wines, a number of which have survived into the 21st Century.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

1977 Graham's Vintage Port

Vintage Port MAGNUM bottle (Comes in individual case as illustrated).

Reviews
"...it's outstanding quality... Medium ruby-red. Aromas of milk chocolate, plum, mint and violet. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and lots of berry and cherry fruit. Very fruity and fresh. Long and lively. Delicious now, but will improve."
James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2007

"Quite deep crimson but with an evolved ruby to brick rim. Rich, round nose – seems at first almost fully evolved and yet with a real punch of acidity and, right at the end a kick of tannin. Lots of interest and life. A can can dancer. Complete and with lots still to give."
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.
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Price: £255.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

1977 Quarles Harris

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Vintage Port MAGNUM (150cl)
SPECIAL OFFER WAS £189 NOW £129

This robust, densely coloured port has plenty of muscle, power, and alcohol which is typical of the vintage. All the components of a classic port are there. Drink now- 2025

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Price: £129.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1977

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Marchesi di Barolo
CLEARANCE OFFER | WAS £129 | NOW £99

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: £99.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Barolo, 1977

Stabilini (Price includes a leather effect gift box with silk liner as illustrated) SPECIAL OFFER was £136.95, Now £76.95

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: £96.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Barolo, 1977

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New

Marchesi di Barolo
CLEARANCE OFFER | WAS £149 | NOW £109

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: £109.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Barolo, 1977

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New

Stabilini
CLEARANCE OFFER | WAS £139 | NOW £99

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: £99.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Blandys Madeira, 1977

Terrantez Vintage Madeira (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)

***Wine Spectator 2016 – 97 Points***


“This lively Madeira is defined by loads of dried citrus notes, with off-dry accents of roasted peach, tropical fruit, marzipan and flan. Distinctive smoky details provide an almost peaty sub note. Truffle and forest floor elements linger on the finish. Shows amazing freshness and purity. Drink now through 2060. – KM”

Blandy’s Terrantez 1977 was aged for 38 years in seasoned American oak casks and as with all the family’s vintages, this wine
started its ageing process in the warm high attic floors of the lodge in the centre of Funchal. Over the 38 years,
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Price: £97.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Blandys Madeira, 1977

Terrantez Vintage Madeira (Comes in original gift box as illustrated)


***Wine Spectator 2016 – 97 Points***


“This lively Madeira is defined by loads of dried citrus notes, with off-dry accents of roasted peach, tropical fruit, marzipan and flan. Distinctive smoky details provide an almost peaty sub note. Truffle and forest floor elements linger on the finish. Shows amazing freshness and purity. Drink now through 2060. – KM”


Blandy’s Terrantez 1977 was aged for 38 years in seasoned American oak casks and as with all the family’s vintages, this wine
started its ageing process in the warm high attic floors of the lodge in the centre of Funchal. Over the 38 years,
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Calem Port, 1977

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1977 vintage this rare bottle of Calem Vintage Port has a pale orange-tinged pink colour. Flowery roasted cherry nose. Nice balance of sweetness and acidity. Caramel and focused fruit flavours. Excellent
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Gruaud Larose, 1977

St Julien, 2me Grand Cru Classe

Deep dark carmine with a brown edge. Deep, rich and mature bouquet with hints of ripe cassis, black berries and good oak. Firm wine with blackberries and good bitterness. The tannin is beautiful in harmony; little sticky and a little dry. No mistake about it: this is a superb wine, definitely considering the poor vintage. The wine is so full bodied and complex and has such a beautiful aftertaste.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Light ruby color with a brick edge and aromas of anisette and sweet fig, with alcohol wafting from the glass, but not overwhelming. Smooth, sweet and a toasty/nutty finish with good length.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1977

Terrantez Madeira

"Light medium orange amber color with yellow to clear meniscus and light orange lights; nice, nut oil, melted butter, lightly floral, toasted almond, rich toffee nose; tasty, youthful but poised and complex, toasty, almond, rich lemon, tart orange palate with depth and a very long finish.
*Bottled in 2015*

Terrantez is a near-extinct white-wine variety from the Portuguese island of Madeira, in the eastern Atlantic. It is most likely that the variety was taken to the volcanic archipelago from the Portuguese mainland by early explorers. The 1795 vintage saw a prolific output of long-lived Madeira Terrantez wines, a number of which have survived into the 21st Century.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1977

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Boal Madeira

SILVER MEDAL INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2006.

Since the beginning of time, people have been saying that nectars belong to the Gods, however, the strong will, the experience and the long tradition of the Oliveiras family, have accumulated nectars for more than a century and are available to the connoisseur.
Rich caramel on the nose, barley sugar and toasted nuts on the palate, with along complex finish and finely balanced acidity.

* Bottled in 2014


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Price: £119.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port MAGNUM

Please note that this is a rare magnum format (1.5 L) presented in a Dows presentation case.

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened.
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened. The acidity was near perfect and the tannins are tame but omnipresent; while the finish was spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Glenisla, 1977

37 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Signatory (Comes in original tube as illustrated)

Pencil shavings, waxy apples, buttercream frosting, smoked cheese and burnt cinnamon on the nose. A touch of rubber, too. More buttery elements on the palate with brandy butter and apple strudel. Apricot yoghurt gives it a fruity character, whilst tree buds and toasty wood smoke balance out the sweetnes leading to a very long finish with under-ripe pear, green banana and clove.


This is a rare independent bottling of Glenisla single malt Scotch whisky (which is experimental peated whisky from the Glen Keith distillery - they no longer produce it), presented by Signatory. It was distilled back in July 1977 and set aside to mature in a single hogshead cask.
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Price: £485.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Gordon & MacPhail, 1977

Connoisseurs Choice-Glenlochy Distillery Single Highland Malt Whisky

This very rare Highland single malt was laid down at the now silent Glenlochy distillery in 1977 and bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their Connoisseurs Choice series in 1997.

The Lochy is a river that flows through the Highland town of Fort William. Glenlochy was built in 1898, but after years of uncertainty during the 20th Century, the distillery finally closed its doors during the tough 1980's in 1983. Characteristics: Peaty, fruity and creamy.
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Price: £445.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham Port, 1977

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE

Reviews
"...it's outstanding quality... Medium ruby-red. Aromas of milk chocolate, plum, mint and violet. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and lots of berry and cherry fruit. Very fruity and fresh. Long and lively. Delicious now, but will improve."
James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2007

"Quite deep crimson but with an evolved ruby to brick rim. Rich, round nose – seems at first almost fully evolved and yet with a real punch of acidity and, right at the end a kick of tannin. Lots of interest and life. A can can dancer. Complete and with lots still to give."
Jancis Robinson , jancisrobinson.
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Price: £75.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1977

Vintage Port Magnum in Individual wooden box.

Robert Parker writes.... "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1977 has consistently been at the top of my list of vintage ports in this great vintage, although the Dow, Graham, and Fonseca are equally splendid. It is a mammoth, opaque, statuesque vintage port of remarkable depth and power.
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Price: £375.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Vino Santo, 1977

Antinori *** LAST ONE ***

Vino Santo, has been made in Tuscany since at least medieval times, and was probably named 'holy wine' because of its use during the Mass.
Antinori has been making vinsanto for centuries.

A dessert wine bright yellow in colour with amber hues. Generous, complex aromas with hints of honey and dried fruit. A well-structured, pleasantly sweet and lingering flavour.

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Price: £149.00
Stock: 1 in Stock