1959 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: The 1959 port wine vintage was a poor one. There were no declarations for vintage port and only a few single harvest / colheitas were made. Our recommendation for a 60th gift would be to select a "60 years of port" gift which comprises two bottles whose years add up to 60!.

 
Italian: The 1959 Italian wine vintage was a very good vintage that has been overlooked in favour of the outstanding 1958 and 1961 vintages. The wines produced exhibit a deep colour, rich intensity and have a good structure. The top quality Italian reds such as Barolo and Brunello are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: 1959 was one of the great vintages of the century producing wines that are full-bodied, extremely alcoholic and opulent, with high degrees of tannin and extract. Initially the wines were criticised for having low acidity. However over time, the wines have matured more slowly than the great vintage of 1961 and now after nearly five decades the wines surpass the 1961s in many cases. Well-stored 1959 wines are still at their peak and will remain so for many years to come.

 

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60 Years of Messias Tawny Port, 1959

A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Messias 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.

Messias 40 Year Old Tawny:
Bright amber opulent walnut aromas. A powerful attack of dried apricot and marmalade. Incredibly complex and a profound searing mouth cleansing acidity with an incredibly long length.

Messias 20 Year Old Tawny:
***92 Points Robert Parker***
Great character and complex flavours, dried fruits and fine oak mixed with spices.
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Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift

Taylor 60 years of port. A 40 year and 20 year Tawny Port (Includes double leather gift box with silk liner).

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

One 20 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, subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04.

Taylor's 40 year old port with 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. Winner of the best Port Trophy Wine International Awards '04.
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Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1959

Tawny Gift set, Taylor's 40 Year & 20 Year Old Tawny Port, HALF BOTTLES (2x37.5cl)- IN TAYLOR'S OAK GIFT BOX

A wonderful gift featuring the grace and quality of barrel aged tawny ports from Taylor's. Both tawnies come in a Taylor's luxury presentation box with hinged lid as illustrated.


SCORES & TASTING NOTES

Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny
*** 93 points Mark Squires ***
Intense amber tawny colour. Opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spicy, jammy and nutty aromas, hints of orange flower and a fine oakiness coming from the long period of aging in cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavour and has a long mellow finish.


Taylor's 40 Year Old Tawny
*** 95 points Mark Squires ***
A sublime port of very great age which shows the old olive-gold hue of its many years in cask.
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Price: £125.00
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Barbaresco, 1959

Giordano

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Barbaresco, 1959

Villadoria - Riserva Speciale

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: £229.00
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Baron de Lustrac, 1959

Armagnac 1959 Vintage

Armagnac is a grape brandy from the Gascony region of South-Western France. Its closest relative is cognac, another grape brandy from an appellation located about 100 miles north of Armagnac. Armagnac even though it is related to and often confused with cognac, armagnac is very different with regards to its grapes, terroir, distillation, élevage, blending, aromas, tastes and textures. In truth, France's two finest brandies made from wine are not very much alike at all.


Armagnac pre-dates cognac by about 150 years but never achieved the widespread sales figures that its relatives in the Charente obtained.
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Baron de Sigognac, 1959

Armagnac (Comes in original wooden box as illustrated)

Baron de Sigognac 1959 Vintage Armagnac has a beautiful amber colour with gold highlights. There is a delicate nose with an impressive wealth of aromas, where the light scents of pink grapefruit and apricot meet the clear aromas of dried fruits and cinnamon. A true olfactory pleasure. Mouth is as wonderful as nose, and delicately develops a marriage of crystallized citrus fruits and roasted coffee aromas, before merging in a beautiful and long finish of vanilla rancio.
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Price: £495.00
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Beaujolais, 1959

Adolphe Fougeres

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region.** Please note that this wine is part of a clearance offer and therefore is excluded from our guarantee**
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Price: £129.00
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Bordeaux, 1959

Barton & Guestier

Bordeaux, in the south-west of France, needs little introduction to anyone with an interest in wine. One of the world's most prolific wine regions, it also manages to rank among the most famous and prestigious. The secrets of Bordeaux's wine success (other than magical Bordeaux Blend) are its three trump cards: diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines are the dry, medium-bodied reds that made the region famous.
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Price: £269.00
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Carema, 1959

Cantine Luigi Ferrando

Carema is a red winemaking zone and boasts the king of Italian red grapes, Nebbiolo, as its leading varietal. The wine must comprise 85% of this variety, the remainder made up of a maximum 15% of authorized Piedmont red grapes. Ageing requirements are 36 months, of which 24 must be in wood, while the riserva must spend an extra six months in oak. Carema is a small mountainous area neighboring the Aosta Valley in the far northern corner of Piedmont, in north-western Italy. This unique viticultural landscape is situated in the province of Turin and was awarded its DOC classification in 1967. Similar to the steep,
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Chateau Figeac, 1959

St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe A

*** 97/100 Wine Journal ***
The 1959 has a captivating, beautifully defined nose where all three varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot seem to in absolute harmony, each contributing their own individual virtues. That hint of mint common throughout mature Figeacs becomes more and more present in the glass, as does a hint of balsamic. The palate is not quite as entrancing as the nose: slightly less corpulent that I was anticipating nonetheless with stunning balance and precision. A touch of spice, dried blood, leather and black tea towards the finish that develops a lovely Burgundian silkiness with time.
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Chateau Margaux, 1959

Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 93 Points Average Cellar Tracker Reviews ***

Reviews:
"Quite bricked through but still a deep core, the nose leaps from the glass with cedar, cigar box and still a bit of fruit. Delicious in the mouth, a lot more fruit with black currants still vibrant and full of life, there's a bit of tobacco and just the faintest of tannins to give it a lovely texture. Really long. But the perfume is the thing here which is just mesmerising." Cellar Tracker Review 2014.
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Chateau Rauzan Gassies, 1959

Margaux 2eme Cru Classe (MAGNUM)

1959 was the last great vintage of this property! This is nevertheless a real gem of a Margaux. It showed its terroir really well both on the palate and the attractive nose, which showed gentle wafts of preserved red dates and dried cranberries, with slightly woody, dusty earth notes and some dried flower accents at the edges. Nice. The palate had perfectly resolved into a silken mouthful, with lovely juicy flavours of red cherries and cranberries, a touch of prune or plum maybe, and a little lick of tobacco towards the finish. All still quite lively with a nice little hint of grip to its velvety textured and surprisingly long finish.
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Price: £435.00
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Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, 1959

New

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe (Half bottles)

Monumental sauternes - perfection. MIchael Broadbent
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Chateau Yquem, 1959

Sauternes Premiere Grand Cru Classe Top Shoulder - label nicked capsule removed

Top Shoulder - 2 small nicks on label, foil capsule missing


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Chianti, 1959

Secco, Melini

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Chianti, 1959

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Chianti, 1959

Melini Stravecchio

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Feuerheerd's 60 Years of Tawny Port

A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 60th 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: £139.00
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Fonseca 60 Years of Tawny Port, 1959

A Fonseca 40 Year and a 20 Year Old Tawny Port
Presented in double a deluxe Gift Box with Accessories

A bottle of 40 year old Tawny and a bottle of 20 year old Tawny in a deluxe gift box with accessories.

Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny:
Tawny Ports of 40 years of age, the oldest designation allowed, are true rarities.
This sublime port of great age and rarity has been aged in casks for an average age of 40 years. The port shows the old olive-gold hue of its many years in cask. Decades of evaporation have concentrated the wine to an exceptional density. Impressions of clove, nutmeg and an intense nuttiness converge both on the bouquet and palate. The wine's lush, almost viscous texture culminates in a finish of incredible length.
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Gattinara, 1959

Valsesia Vini Borgomanero

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries and rose petals. Light tannins.
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Price: £189.00
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Gevrey Chambertin, 1959

Adolphe Faugeres

Widely regarded as being Burgundy's most full-bodied and structured wine, the Gevrey-Chambertin wines have a particular intensity of color, aroma and flavor about them, not to mention impressive longevity. Well-made examples can develop in the bottle for several decades. These qualities, combined with the village's solid reputation and relatively large production volumes, have earned Gevrey-Chambertin a reputation as the 'king' of Burgundy wines.
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Price: £289.00
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Grumello, 1959

Enologica Valtelinese

Grumello wines are those made under the Valtellina Superiore, specifically from grapes grown in the named Grumello sub-region. Grumello is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Inferno, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella
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Grumello, 1959

Nino Negri

Grumello wines are those made under the Valtellina Superiore, specifically from grapes grown in the named Grumello sub-region. Grumello is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Inferno, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella.
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Price: £129.00
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Inferno, 1959

Nino Negri

Inferno is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Grumello, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella. Inferno means 'hell' in Italian, and refers to the slopes between Sondrio town and the village of Tresivio. Although DOC laws do not explain the origins of this name, it has been suggested that in summer the slopes here get noticeably hotter than the rest of the valley. Just across Sondrio to the west is Sassella, the finest of the Valtellina sub-zones.
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