1942 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: This year was, despite WWII, declared by some shippers such as Graham's. Production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but those wines which have been cared for are still drinking well now. These would make an excellent 79 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary this year.
 
Bordeaux: The 1942 vintage produced good quality wines during a difficult harvest under wartime conditions. France was exceedingly fortunate in the matter of weather during the war. Never, certainly, in the last half century have the French vineyard districts known a comparable succession of dry summers or a higher average of good or creditable vintage years.
 

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Armagnac, 1942

Barthelemy Carrere Armagnac


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Price: $852.50 USD
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Baron de Sigognac, 1942

Armagnac
In original wooden case

This rare 1942 vintage Armagnac is only available in strictly limited quantities.

Armagnac is the oldest spirit in the world, used as a medicine in former times it has been distilled and appreciated since 1411. The Owners of Baron de Sigognac, The Guasch family, have been in Gascony since the 12th century. They have owned the château at Bordeneuve since 1974 and are one of the region's largest courtier and negociant operations.

Once Armagnac is distilled the colourless spirit is aged in 420 litre oak barrels. It is here, in barrel, that the Armagnac leaches vanillins and tannins from the toasted oak which lend the spirit colour and flavour.
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Price: $1,217.86 USD
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Diez Port, 1942

Vintage Port
Level in neck | Good label and capsule

A rare bottle of 1942 Vintage Port from Diez Hermandos.
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Price: $1,712.17 USD
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Dow's Port, 1942

Vintage Port - capsule damaged and rewaxed - good label and level

A very rare wartime vintage.


Provenance:
No Dow vintages were formally declared during the war.
However it was common practice for shippers to bottle a small quantity of port to lay down. There was a shortage of part in the UK in the late 50's and the wine society brought up all of the bin ends of mature port - including some 1940's undeclared port. This bottle originates from the wine society purchase.
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Price: $2,722.27 USD
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Frapin Grand Champagne Cognac, 1942

Harvey's Grand Champagne Cognac

Vintage 1942- landed 1964 - Bottled 1973

The colour is mahogany with coppery glints, the nose is extremely fine and complex, with a subtle scent of cedar and cigar box. These aromas are particular to very old Cognacs. Every mouthful exudes class, with a rich and intense delivery with echoes of cinnamon, orange peel, dry apricotand fruit cake. This is a must-have for Cognac collectors... or those who know how to appreciate a fine cognac!
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Price: $931.30 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1942

Vintage Port (in neck stained label)

Declared by some shippers, despite the war, and in some cases declared and bottled in 1945 to celebrate Victory. First Vintage to be bottled exclusively in Portugal, rather than shipped in cask as was customary.

Little known, and production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but well-cellared wines are still a pleasure.

James Suckling
critic
Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990)
source
1990
tasting note year
This is a silky, classy, elegant, mature Vintage Port with a complex character of fruit on the nose and palate. Medium red with a lighter edge, delicate fresh raspberry and currant aromas, medium-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavours, medium tannins and a very sweet finish.
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Price: $2,715.11 USD
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Graham's Port, 1942

Vintage Port (in neck)

Declared by some shippers, despite the war, and in some cases declared and bottled in 1945 to celebrate Victory. First Vintage to be bottled exclusively in Portugal, rather than shipped in cask as was customary.

Little known, and production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but well-cellared wines are still a pleasure.

James Suckling
critic
Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990)
source
1990
tasting note year
This is a silky, classy, elegant, mature Vintage Port with a complex character of fruit on the nose and palate. Medium red with a lighter edge, delicate fresh raspberry and currant aromas, medium-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavours, medium tannins and a very sweet finish.
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Price: $2,715.11 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1942

Vintage Port (in neck, capsule damaged)

Declared by some shippers, despite the war, and in some cases declared and bottled in 1945 to celebrate Victory. First Vintage to be bottled exclusively in Portugal, rather than shipped in cask as was customary.

Little known, and production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but well-cellared wines are still a pleasure.

James Suckling
critic
Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990)
source
1990
tasting note year
This is a silky, classy, elegant, mature Vintage Port with a complex character of fruit on the nose and palate. Medium red with a lighter edge, delicate fresh raspberry and currant aromas, medium-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavours, medium tannins and a very sweet finish.
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Price: $2,715.11 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1942

Vintage Port (in neck good label)

Declared by some shippers, despite the war, and in some cases declared and bottled in 1945 to celebrate Victory. First Vintage to be bottled exclusively in Portugal, rather than shipped in cask as was customary.

Little known, and production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but well-cellared wines are still a pleasure.

James Suckling
critic
Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990)
source
1990
tasting note year
This is a silky, classy, elegant, mature Vintage Port with a complex character of fruit on the nose and palate. Medium red with a lighter edge, delicate fresh raspberry and currant aromas, medium-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavours, medium tannins and a very sweet finish.
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Price: $2,715.11 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1942

Vintage Port (in neck, badly chipped capsule, unlabelled)

Declared by some shippers, despite the war, and in some cases declared and bottled in 1945 to celebrate Victory. First Vintage to be bottled exclusively in Portugal, rather than shipped in cask as was customary.

Little known, and production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but well-cellared wines are still a pleasure.

James Suckling
critic
Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990)
source
1990
tasting note year
This is a silky, classy, elegant, mature Vintage Port with a complex character of fruit on the nose and palate. Medium red with a lighter edge, delicate fresh raspberry and currant aromas, medium-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavours, medium tannins and a very sweet finish.
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Price: $2,142.00 USD
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Taylor's Port, 1942

Vintage Port

This is a very rare wartime vintage in excellent condition.

A very dry winter followed by a cold spring caused flowering to be late, but some rain in June brought the grapes forward. The vintage started generally on the 2nd September; weather uncertain from the 28th and on the whole dull and cool with slow fermentations.
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Price: $2,715.11 USD
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Tokaji, 1942

Aszu Essencia (Half litre, 50cl)

This rare 1942 Tokaji Aszu Essencia is a sweet wine of stunning concentration and complexity. A rich complex wine with incredibly deep concentration, bitter oranges, ginger, manuka honey aromas and flavours, but though super sweet it is perfectly balanced with succulent citrus acidity. Harmony, balance and depth are absolutely world class.

After the Essencia, the Aszú Essencia (often confounded with the Essencia) is the second highest quality level among Tokaj wines. Its preparation is the same as that for the Aszú, and it is produced only in excellent years. The quality level is not indicated anymore by the number of puttonyos.
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Price: $472.82 USD
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