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1973 Wine and Port Gifts | 50 Year Old Wine Gifts

1973 Wine and Port Gifts

Vintage Port: 1973 was not declared and very little Port exists from this year. A wet winter followed by an inconsitent summer led to a small cropIn 1973 there was a lack of quality spirit to fortify the grapes resulting in very little Port being made. Remarkably, we discovered a cask of 1973 white colheita Port at Devesa and persuaded them to bottle it exclusively for us making it a perfect 50th Annivesary gift!

Italian: Only a small crop of 1973 wine was produced in Italy and the wines are now very rare. The growing season was held back by inclement weather in the main Italian wine regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. Tuscany produced a small crop of Brunello and Chianti, generally characterised as having good colour, high acidity and some dryness. The best of the vintage originates from the more southerly regions.

Bordeaux: Bordeaux 1973 wines are the product of a cold, wet summer, which was made worse by a rain in late August which bloated the grapes just before harvest. When released they were light, early drinking wines and time has not improved them! If you’re seeking a gift to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, we would recommend a bottle of colheita Port or a 1973 Montilla Moriles.

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1973 Wine and Port Gift Suggestions

An introduction to the 1973 vintage and gift recommendations - by Andrew White.

70 1973 WINE GIFTS Wines found.

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Messias 1973

50 Year Old Tawny Port

Only $252.91 USD
(81 in stock)