1962 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: Although the year was not a general declaration, some very good vintage and single quinta ports were made. Now fully mature, the 1962 ports still have good structure and finish and will last a few more years with good cellaring.
 
Italian: An excellent vintage across the main regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. The 1962 wines produced exhibit a deep colour, rich intensity and good structure. The top quality Italian reds such as Barolo and Brunello are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: 1962 wines represent an outstanding vintage that was unfortunately overshadowed by legendary 1961. Consequently, it is one of the most underrated vintages still available. Good weather in the summer and harvest led to what, at the time, was a record crop. The wines were delightful and well proportioned across all regions from the start, and the top wines have maintained this quality to this day. These make the perfect 57 year old wine gifts for a birthday or anniversary.
 

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Barbaresco, 1962

Pio Cesare

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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Barolo, 1962

Serio Battista Borgogno

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Barolo, 1962

Terre del Barolo - Riserva

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.
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Baron de Casterac Grand Armagnac, 1962

Grand Armagnac Millesime


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Bordeaux, 1962

St. Emilion - Dulong Freres & Fils

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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Bordeaux, 1962

A.V.L. Exporteur de Vin, Medoc

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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Bordeaux, 1962

A.V.L. Exporteur de Vin, St Emilion

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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Chateau Gillette, 1962

Sauternes

***90 Points- Robert Parker***

The 1962 offers a very complex, honeyed nose filled with decadent apricot and peach scents that can come from heavily botrytised fruit. Very full bodied, with good acidity and opulent, rich creme brulee flavors, this luscious, full-throttle Sauternes should continue to drink well for at least another 15-20 years. Anticipated maturity: Now-2015. Last tasted, 3/90.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, level mid to upper shoulder, bin-soiled labels.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, very low shoulder bin soiled label.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1962

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, level high shoulder, label torn/damaged and bin soiled.

90 Points (Wine Journal)

"Although this has a more mature colour than the Margaux ’62, the nose is in a completely difference league with much better vigour and delineation: faded red-berried fruit, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of leather and earth. The palate is very well balanced, slightly medicinal on the entry but showing much better fruit concentration than the Margaux, perfectly judged acidity and fine but firm tannins holding everything together. It has tautness on the linear finish that is so classic Lafite and in retrospect, this is the best bottle of Lafite ’62 to have passed my palate.
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Chateau Latour, 1962

Pauillac 1st Growth Classification (mid shoulder)

A rare first growth wine. Chateau Latour only selects grapes from the 47 hectares which surround the Château Latour, the heart of the estate to make the "Grand Vin de Château Latour. The 1962 is medium-deep in colour with amber at the rim, with fragrant brambly, earthy aromas. Bright fruitiness characterised the palate, with intense, fresh aftertaste.
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1962

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (Level High Shoulder)

The 1962 Lynch Bages is medium garnet-coloured with considerable amber at the edge, the flavours were dry and angular, and there was considerable astringent tannin in the finish. Nevertheless, the bouquet was classic Pauillac and Lynch Bages - sweet and cedary, with plenty of herb-tinged black fruits, smoked meat, and game-like notes. It is a medium-bodied effort made in the old, elegant, slightly excessively tannic style of Bordeaux made during this period.
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 1962

Pauillac 5me Cru Classe (Level Mid Shoulder)

The 1962 Lynch Bages is medium garnet-coloured with considerable amber at the edge, the flavours were dry and angular, and there was considerable astringent tannin in the finish. Nevertheless, the bouquet was classic Pauillac and Lynch Bages - sweet and cedary, with plenty of herb-tinged black fruits, smoked meat, and game-like notes. It is a medium-bodied effort made in the old, elegant, slightly excessively tannic style of Bordeaux made during this period.
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Chateau Nairac, 1962

Barsac 2eme Cru Classe

The 1962 Nairac Barsac is a sweet wine with a powerful, oaky, ripe fruity bouquet and strong vanillin, spicy, oaky notes. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, long, lush, and quite concentrated, and has a high level of botrytis.
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Chateau Pavie, 1962

St Emilion Grand Cru (Mid Shoulder)

***91 Points Average score***

The 1962 Chateau Pavie is still holding well. The wine displays a dark garnet colour with a classic mature Bordeaux aromatics. On the nose and palate, leather, cherries, stewed plums and coffee notes dominate, leading to a long complex finish.

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Serve at room temperature with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.
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Chateau Yquem, 1962

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe,

91 Points Wine Journal.

" Moderate Clear lucid gold with green tints. The nose is very elegant and well defined, touches of wet wool, honey, wood resin and barley sugar (a la Barsac). I wish it had more vigour and complexity, for it is rather overwhelmed by the Coutet and the Suduiraut. The palate is far better than the nose with a lovely creamy, harmonious texture with perfect acidity and balance. Citrus peel, fresh ginger, dried apricot, ginger and orange sorbet with noticeable residual sugar on the finish. This is probably an underrated Yquem given market prices, but the modest nose means I must temper my appraisal.
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Chianti, 1962

Cardinale riserva

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 Colli Senesi, 1962

DOC - Conte Fumicambi

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 Classico, 1962

Bertoli Vecchio Castello

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 Classico, 1962

Oliveri

Good, classic old Chianti and perfectly enjoyable with food. There is some dusty cherry fruit which picks up with time. Definite hints of strawberries, cherry with some acidity.
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Chianti Classico, 1962

Bertolli Riserva

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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Copertino, 1962

Barone Fabio Bacile

Copertino is a DOC of the Puglia wine region in south-eastern Italy. The catchment area centers around Copertino town and stretches 10 miles (16km) north-west to Salice Salentino. The land around Copertino is dominated by vineyards and olive groves – this is Italian agriculture at its most evocative. The red wines produced under this title are robust, often quite tannic, and typically high in alcohol. They are made mostly from Negroamaro grapes, which must make up at least 70% of any blend claiming the Copertino title. Negroamaro has long been recognized as one of the grapes best suited to the terroir in the Salento peninsula, the 'heel' of Italy's 'boot'.
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Dom Perignon, 1962

Champagne

"Light pale gold, deeper through the sides, glass served after poured, very little effervescence in this sample. Indelible aroma above the glass, delicate, floral and fragrant. Long, long, long and quite alive. Evolves over the course of an hour - calling everything from lemon curd to citron creme on a biscuit, and even a hint of piña. Fascinating and captivating. Beautiful wine. After an hour, a lilting caramelization rounded off this gorgeous glass. Pour it, taste it, and if you can wait an hour, you will not believe you are drinking champagne." Cellar Tracker Review
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Dom Perignon, 1962

Oenotheque Champagne

The 1962 vintage’s maturity has been considered advanced enough to be placed among the Oenothèque wines.
This vintage is indeed a fine example of a diversified bouquet. One can even observe different stages in the sensations of the nose during the tasting. First, smoky and woody notes can be perceived. Then, cedar and sandalwood notes complete a palette which is already interesting. After the emergence of slight marmalade flavours, the taster is able to detect a subtle note of hawthorn.

Despite a significant maturity, Dom Pérignon Oenothèque 1962 seems to be endowed with a certain freshness, as it appears bright, fruity and easy on the palate.
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