1979 Wine and Port Vintage

Italian: 1979 is a very good wine vintage. Good growing conditions particularly in Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines.
 
Bordeaux: 1979 Wine: Initially overlooked in preference to the 1978 Vintage, 1979 was one of the very few cool years that produced a good vintage. The wines were initially very tannic and acidic but after three decades of cellaring the wines have matured nicely and are now at their peak. They will remain so for many years to come.
 
Vintage Port: 1979 was an average Port vintage, that produced some quite good straight forward single-quinta wines that are now mature but will keep well for years.

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1979 Rioja, 1979

Martinez Lacuesta Crianza (Price includes a Dark Mocha Leather Effect Gift Box with silk liner as illustrated)

This rioja crianza from the good 1979 vintage has aged gracefully into a classic old Reserva Rioja, with a garnet and mahogany colour, mellow aromas of coffee, leather and saddle leather, and a long, elegant and drying finish.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1979

Scaglia e Marmo

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: 7 in Stock

Barbaresco, 1979

Giordano

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: £89.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barolo, 1979

SE VI PI Reserva Phiippe Cliver

Lovely rose colour with light bronzing. The nose immeadiately offers up lovely savory notes of prosciutto with a touch of smoke and pepper turning tarrier with air and revealing a touch of green olive. Fresh and light in the mouth with lovely resolved structure yet fading fruit. the mid palate still offers up intriguing medicinall tinged cherry fruit with great purity.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Barolo, 1979

Scanavino

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: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Baron de Lustrac, 1979

Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Lustrac Box as illustrated)

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: £115.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barros Port, 1979

Colheita Port on Barros Box as shown

The excellent Barros 1979 colheita port is full-bodied, soft and velvety with distinctive flavors of dried fruit, which persist forever.It should be stored in a cool, dry, protected from light and temperature variations. The bottle should be stored upright. Established at the beginning of the century, Barros, Almeida & C0 - Vinhos S.A., is undoubtedly, one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in port. Nowadays, the Barros Group is composed of several companies acquired or established along the years, and its position on the port market is an important one (about 5% of total sales) producing in its Quintas up the Douro about 600 pipes of port.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Belaverga, 1979

Giordano

Pelaverga vine is certainly a native of Saluzzo. In the Turin area it is known as synonymous with Cari. Pelaverga vine was then introduced in the town of Verduno in the 17th century by Beato Sebastiano Valfrè, who got some vine plants grown in the Saluzzo area. The vine, due to the scarse production among other characteristics, seemed doomed to disappear. In the ‘70s, thanks to the intuition of some winegrowers of Verduno, the Pelaverga grape was recovered and saved from extinction. The berry is black large, elliptical, short with very waxy, blue-purple skin. The bunch is medium to large, conical or pyramidal elongated, generally compact with a medium-small, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Borges Vintage Port, 1979

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Intense ruby colour, has very intense aroma with notes of red fruits, such as blueberries and raspberries combined with nuances of ripe plum and spices. In the mouth, transmits perfectly the sensations of aromatics, which extend in a final structured and with great persistence.


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Price: £110.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Cabernet, 1979

Cavieco

The Cavieco from the 1979 vintage is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and tannins remain.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa), 1979

Nederburg


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Price: £69.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cavendish, 1979

White Jerepigo SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Appealing gold in colour, this wine offers a bouquet of honey and vanilla. In the mouth it is richly sweet with peach, apricot syrup and that sheen of vanilla oak is discernible. Clean, fresh, lovely length. Lots of drinking pleasure guaranteed.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Camensac, 1979

Haut-Medoc 5me cru classe

The Chateau Camensac from the good 1979 vintage is fully mature and has red bricking around the class. Nose of stewed berries, some pencil lead, cigar box, leather. Palate of stewed blackberry, cassis, cedar, earth, stones. Still with some tannins to give it some structure. Very enjoyable.

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Price: £59.95
Stock: 4 in Stock

Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1979

St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe

The 1979 Cheval Blanc is fully mature medium nose of delicate yet sweet red fruits, very pretty, raspberry and strawberry, shy flower, a hint of cedar and leather, steel and mineral. Very silky, round and warm, delicate sweet red fruit driven palate impression and no noticeable tannins
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Price: £315.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau des Tours, 1979

St Croix du Mont (Sweet White)

This lovely medium sweet white wine from France offers plenty of fruit and interesting aromas of green apples, crushed hay, stewed apples, honeysuckle, almonds. Interesting minerality on the palate and still drinking very well!
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau du Tertre, 1979

Margaux 5th Growth Classification

Nice mature midweight Margaux, floral nose with black cherry fruit, on the palate more blackcurrant with a touch of leather. Cedar & cigar box get more intense with time, some forest floor notes, holds up well.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 1979

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

Fully mature, this narrowly constructed, angular, compact Ducru-Beaucaillou reveals a healthy medium ruby colour with a little amber at the edge. The nose offers straightforward, curranty fruit and herbal smells. The high acidity has kept this wine fresh in the mouth.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Chateau Haut Marbuzet, 1979

St Estephe Cru Bourgeois

Haut-Marbuzet 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: £49.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Hauterive, 1979

Medoc


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Price: £39.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lafitte-Carcasset, 1979

St. Estephe

Deep fruit, gunpowder and minerals, almost some blackberries; impressive freshness, full bodied and complex, a bit rustic though. What a surprise!
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Lagrange, 1979

St julien 3rd Growth Classification

The 1979 Chateau Lagrange shows good ripe fruit, a supple, soft texture, and a spicy finish.
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Price: £42.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 1979

St Julien 2me Growth Classification

A deep tawny rim with a mahogany core. This has a delightful nose, very good intensity with notes of cooked meats, roasted chestnut, toffee and a touch of marzipan. It smells as if it is from a hot vintage! After five minutes in the glass, it become a little muffled but develops a touch of mint. The palate certainly has more fruit concentration than the 1980, a rounded texture, quite sharp acidity with notes of sour cherry, a touch of leather and a dry, rather gamey, but attenuated finish. Not bad for a 1979
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Chateau Rauzan Gassies, 1979

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

A corpulent, straightforward, plausible wine, with good dark ruby color, a ripe black cherry, oaky bouquet of moderate intensity, and soft, round, somewhat jammy flavors.
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Price: £68.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Chateau Sociando Mallet, 1979

Haut-Medoc, Grand Cru Bourgeois

The 1979 Chateau Sociando Mallet is a bricked medium red violet color with clear meniscus; mature, drying, tobacco, tart berry, balsamic, menthol, tobacco palate; medium finish.
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Price: £58.75
Stock: 2 in Stock

Chianti, 1979

San Felice - Riserva Il Grigio

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 1 in Stock