1979 Vintage Wines and Vintage Ports make an outstanding gift for a 40th Birthday or Anniversary. Our wine buyer recommends the perfectly preserved 1979 Messias Vintage Port , which has been stored in the Messias cellars in Porto since original bottling. The 1979 is exceptional and represents great value. There are also Colheita or single harvest ports from this year (e.g. Kopke 1979) to make a broader selection.
1979 was a good year for Bordeaux wines and 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. A great selection of 1979 Barolo's inexpensive Chianti's and outstanding 1979 Madeiras completes a stunning line up for a 40th Birthday.