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 80 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

Armagnac is a distinctive kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France. It is distilled from wine usually made from a blend of grapes traditionally using column stills rather than the pot stills used in the production of cognac. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels before release.

This 1942 Armagnac displays notes of orchard fruit and beeswax with subtle traces of red apple, pears and pipe tobacco. The palate entry is loaded with rich, nut-like/nougaty tastes; at midpalate a rush of sweetened tobacco quickly gives way to flavours of dark caramel, honey and oaky vanilla.
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Price: $751.20 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: $1,073.15 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Feuerheerd Port, 1942

Vintage Port

Feuerheerd’s was founded in 1815 by the German trader Dietrich Matthias Feuerheerd who established his business in Oporto. In 1926 the company was sold to the Barros family and in 2007 to Quinta D. Matilde – Vinhos, Lda which is owned by some members of the Barros family. Feuerheerd’s became famous over the years for the quality of its wines, especially of its Vintage Port.
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Price: $1,003.71 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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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: $820.64 USD
Stock: 6 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: $1,887.48 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Taylors 80 years of tawny port, 1942

Two bottles of 40 year old Taylor's tawny port ***Presented in our Double Wooden Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 80th Birthday or Anniversary.

This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

This lovely 40 year old has a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.

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Price: $326.99 USD
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Taylor's 80 Years of Tawny Port Gift

Two HALF Bottles of Taylor's 40 Year Old Tawny Port ***Presented in our Double Wooden Gift Box***

80 years of port gift.
A great gift for an 80th Birthday celebration. Two half bottles of delicious Taylor 40 Year old Tawny Port presented in a double gift box.

This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. The port has a medium tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and apricot flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.
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Price: $213.37 USD
Stock: 4 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: $2,392.49 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

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