1949 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: A poor year for the Oporto ports. Not a declaration year, we would recommend perhaps buying a "70 Years of Port" gift set such as the Taylor's 70 Years of Tawny Port , a gift box comprising a 30- and a 40- year old Tawny Port to add up to 70 years. These sets make the perfect 70 year old wine gift for a 70th birthday or anniversary.
 
Italian: 1949 wine exhibits a good vintage for most of the Italian regions. The long-lived Barolos are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: The finest 1949 wines are still in full blossom, displaying remarkable richness and concentration. This is one of the quartet of remarkable vintages of the late 1940's - '45, '47, '48 and '49. Renowned wine critic Robert Parker states that this is the greatest of the four vintages possessing greater balance, harmony, and fruit than the 1945's and more complexity than the 1948's. In short the wines are magnificent!
 

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70 Years of Messias Tawny Port

40yr Messias and 30yr Messias Tawnies, 2x75cl (in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated)

A wonderful gift for a 1949, 70th Birthday or Anniversary.
This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of 30 year old and 40 year old Rich Tawny Port which add up to 70 Years.

Messias 40 year old 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.

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny Port:
This 30-year-old tawny from Messias shows incredible length a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas.
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Price: £149.00
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Chateau Rieussec, 1949

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe

The 1949 Chateau Rieussec has a golden orange colour with mild, dark roast marzipan, orange peel and marmalade on the nose. The palate has a touch of nuts and orange marmalade with some botrytis notes. It is surprisingly fresh and lively with a clean flavour and high acidity. Very complex and still drinking very well!
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Price: £429.00
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Feuerheerd's 70 Years of Tawny Port

A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 30 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 70th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Feuerheerd blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Feuerheerd's 40 Year Old Tawny:
Mid-tawny colour. On the nose intense clementine, walnut and mocha aromas prevail. Sweet walnuts and earth spices follow on the palate with a rich mouthful. There is a high level of acidity which cuts through the richness.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Tokaji, 1949

Aszu Essencia (Half Litre, 50cl)

This rare 1949 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: £325.00
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Chateau Yquem, 1949

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

***94 Points-The Wine Cellar Insider***
***93 Points- Aggregated Critic Score***

The 1949 Chateau d' Yquem reveals a burnished amber color, then an intense and rich bouquet with honey, quince and mandarin, burnt caramel, vanilla and crème brulee. Still fresh considering the age, will drink perfectly now but also keep for many years to come. Simply beautiful and harmonious!


Reviews:
Honey, burnt orange sugar, apricots, pineapples, vanilla and crème brulee soar from the glass. But, this wine is not produced in the style of modern Yquems. This does not have the nearly the same level of sweetness or viscosity found in the best vintages of the 80’s and 90’s.
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Price: £1599.95
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Taylor's 70 Years of Tawny Port Gift

40yr Taylor's and 30yr Taylor's in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated.

A wonderful gift for a 70th Birthday or Anniversary.

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

One 30 year old port: Scoring 92/100 Parker points, this is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish. This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length and a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive.
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Price: £195.00
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