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1949 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Summary and Recommendations: Welcome to Vintage Wine and Port's 1949 wine page. Read on for our summary of the 1949 vintage, our top recommendations and region reports. Scroll down to see all of our wines currently available. If you cannot find what you are looking for please call us on 01425 837177 or Contact Us. We would love to help you with your wine choice!

Capping off what had been a superb decade for Bordeaux, 1949 didn’t disappoint, counting Robert Parker among its fans. In some cases, 1949 was the best of the late '40s Bordeaux, and it was also very good for Italy – some brilliant Barolo was produced that should still be drinking well today.

Our Wine Expert currently recommends the following wines for this year:

  • Rioja 1949 CVNE Imperial
  • Salento 1949 Russo Bianco Ruffino

    This Year in History: Fun Fact: Laurence Olivier's film Hamlet (1948) becomes the first British film to win a 'Best Picture' Oscar.
    Top Grossing Movie: Samson and Delilah
    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!
    Italian: 1949 wine exhibits a good vintage for most of the Italian regions. The long-lived Barolos are still drinking well today.
    Portugal: A poor year for the Oporto ports.

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    Rioja, 1949

    CVNE, Imperial (Vintage Illegible/faded)

    The Compania Vinicola del Norte was founded in 1879 by two brothers from Bilbao. Four generations later the firm is still managed by the same family. CVNE still sits on its original site in the Barrio de la Estacion in Haro.

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    Price: $386.03 USD
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    Salento, 1949

    Rosso Bianco, Ruffino, Puglia
    Sweet White fortified wine

    Salento is in the region of Puglia on the heel of Italy. The Ruffino is a fortified wine made predominantly from the primitivo grape. The wine has a liquorice and spice bouquet, a medium body and a long alcoholic finish.
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    Price: $456.70 USD
    Stock: 2 in Stock

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