1966 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: Making the perfect 54 year old wine gifts for anniversaries or birthdays, 1966 is an outstanding Port vintage of exceptional quality that was generally declared. Always overshadowed by the legendary 1963, this year is now recognised as being one of the very best post-war Vintage Ports. The wines are characterised by being long lasting with firm, perfect weight and balance. Most will outlast their 1963 counterparts and turn out greater in the long run.

 
Italian: 1966 produced a good vintage for Italian wines from Piedmont and Tuscany. Quality Italian reds such as Barolo and Brunello are still drinking well today.
 
Bordeaux: 1966 was a very good wine vintage for Bordeaux. At the time the wines were tannic and had high acidity. Over the past four decades, the tannins have faded to make the wines more drinkable. The best quality wines such as Latour and Palmer are still in their prime even now and will remain so for many years to come. Other Bordeaux wines will remain good to drink.

 

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Palmer Port, 1966

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
SpeciaL offer | Was £169 | Now £139

1966 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1962 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1966 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $190.36 USD
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1966 Croft Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port

A slightly deeper core compared to the ’63. The nose is very ripe with mulberry and tobacco with a hint of balsam, just lacking a little freshness and delineation. The palate is similar to the ’63, very well-balanced and cohesive, a slightly viscous texture, fresh and surfeit with joie-de-vivre and vivacity. Wild strawberry, lemongrass and fig towards the finish, this is certainly the “dark horse” of the decade and in my humble opinion, superior to the ’63. A little gem. Tasted November 2007. Neil Martin Wine Jornal

Rating 93 points (outstanding)

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Price: $258.83 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1966

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, 1966

Lionello Cordoni

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, 1966

Franco Fraris

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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Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barbera, 1966

Parodi Giuseppe

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Price: $47.93 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Bardolino, 1966

Valtramigna

The Bardolino wine is obtained mainly from the grapes of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and possibly with the addition of other grapes minors. It has a brilliant ruby red colour. It is delicately fruity, with hints of cherry, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, currant and spices (cinnamon, clove, black pepper). It has a great drinkability and an extraordinary ability to match the food.
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Price: $94.50 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Barolo, 1966

Fontanafredda

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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Price: $217.75 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barolo, 1966

La mia Cantina - F.B. Acqui

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 with no problem at all.
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Price: $217.75 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Barolo, 1966

Giordano
Damaged and bin soiled labels

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Barolo, 1966

Rivette - La Marenca - Villadoria

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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Price: $204.05 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Beaujolais, 1966

Villages, E. Chevalier & Fils

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: $80.80 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Bordeaux, 1966

Chateau Peyrouley

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: $135.58 USD
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Bordeaux, 1966

Cordier

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: $176.66 USD
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Bordeaux, 1966

Maison Lamaire

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: $162.97 USD
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Bramaterra, 1966

Castello di Lozzolo - Berteletti

Produced mainly with Nebbiolo grapes cultivated on the slopes of Monte Rosa, west of Gattinara, of medium aging, 2 years minimum, it comes from a knowledgeable use of aging wood. Of ruby color, complex scents of mature fruit and spices, fresh and austere body. It's suited for a medium/long aging.
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Price: $94.50 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Beychevelle, 1966

St julien 4me cru classe
Upper Shoulder Bin Soiled label

This wine has been well stored in a cool cellar for over 50 years. Red brown colour. Very elegant mature bouquet with acidity and oak. Soft and fresh wine which has just enough body to make it interesting. Long aftertaste
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Price: $272.53 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Cantemerle, 1966

Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe

The 1966 has been fully mature for over two decades. It is medium ruby with some amber/orange colour at the edges, possessing a light-intensity, fragrant bouquet suggestive of berry fruit and oak. On the palate, the flavors reveal adequate fruit and concentration, but the acidity is a bit sharp in the finish
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Chateau Cantemerle, 1966

Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe

The 1966 has been fully mature for over two decades. It is medium ruby with some amber/orange colour at the edges, possessing a light-intensity, fragrant bouquet suggestive of berry fruit and oak. On the palate, the flavors reveal adequate fruit and concentration, but the acidity is a bit sharp in the finish
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Price: $135.58 USD
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Chateau Faget, 1966

St Estephe

The 1966 Ch Faget exhibits classic tertiary aromas of stable, currant, leather and hints of peppermint on the nose. There is some cooked fruit left on the palate along with smoke and animal notes. Very soft medium - finish
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Price: $121.88 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Chateau Fontaine Montaiguillon, 1966

St Emilion


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Price: $123.19 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Gazin, 1966

Pomerol (Wine Society Labels)

Gazin wines are a very typical product of the Pomerol terroir. Their lavish richness offers a wide aromatic range of black and red fruits which harmonises with their intense purple or garnet colour. The 1962 has a nose of spices,, truffles, undergrowth and gamey scents. The taste is characterised by their silky tannins, their balance and concentration, enhanced by a delicate oaky note.

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Price: $204.05 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Langoa Barton, 1966

Saint Julien, 3eme Grand Cru Classe

The 1966 Langoa Barton is a garnet-coloured masculine vintage wine, lots of tea leaves, leathery, mushroom and meaty. The tannin and acid seem to balance the fruit nicely.
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Price: $176.66 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Chateau Lyonnat, 1966

Lussac Saint Emilion

Sweet, cherry infused nose. Palate has good concentration and tannins.Dry. Earthy, compact finish. Palate is well-balanced with good concentration. Quite conservative and four-square.
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Price: $162.97 USD
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Chateau Margaux, 1966

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe (high shoulder, good label)

*** 91 points - Wine Journal ***

Review:
"this is a classic mature Claret that is delectable to drink now…and not too much later. There is a palpable coolness, almost aloofness on the nose that one often finds on this vintage, the overriding sense that this was a good vintage but not a hot one. It offers graphite, sous-bois and tobacco, the fruit having long ebbed away, yet it is still fresh and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied and a little austere. Yet there is a sense of natural balance with fresh acidity and beguiling tertiary and cedar notes towards the finish. Wonderful.
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Price: $746.37 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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