1968 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1968-port

1968 Port wines follow a strong run of vintages in the 1960's. The summer was hot and dry with no rain whatsoever in June and July, and only a little in August and September. The harvest should have produced solid good wines. However, only a few vintage ports (Sandman) and single quinta ports were declared. There are still a few Colheita ports available which are drinking very well but stocks are tiny. Now very rare!


 
Italian: 1968 was a good year for Italian heavyweight wines such as Barolo and Brunello. Whilst Bordeaux suffered from a poor vintage, 1968 marked somewhat of a renaissance for Italian wines particularly those from Tuscany and Piedmont. 1968 was the vintage that Sassicaia was first offered on the open market.

 
Bordeaux: Poor weather throughout the growing and harvest seasons led to a small, low quality, vintage. Most of the 1968 wine produced was consumed within a few years of the vintage and very few examples exist today. Those that still exist are well into decline and are unlikely to be of good drinking.

 

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1968 Messias, 1968

Colheita Port (includes leather effect gift box with silk liner).

The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.
The extended barrel ageing has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.
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Price: £289.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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1968 Port & Madeira

2x75cl bottles of 1968 Messias Colheita port & 1968 D'oliveiras Boal Madeira (Both wines come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box)

This lovely gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 1968 Portuguese wine. It includes a barrel aged port and a medium sweet Madeira from the 1968 vintage, both presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box with silk liner. It makes for a very special 50 year old gift in 2018.

1968 Messias, Single Harvest/Colheita Port
The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.
The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance.
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Price: £459.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1968 Sandeman, 1968

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Vintage Port (Exceptional Provenance - Sandeman Cellars Library Stock Release)
Special Offer | Was £325.00 | Now £225.00 | Last Few

*** Exceptional Provenance ***

Vintage Wine and Port have secured a few ultra-rare bottles of 1968 Sandeman's Port. These bottles are of exceptional provenance - they are library stock released exclusively to VWP from the Sandeman Cellars in Oporto.


Tasted by our wine buyer at the Sandeman 20 Vintage Tasting November 2013. "Tawny rim; good nose, some cigar, spice and chocolate, dried fruit. On the palate, ripe and sweet not quite in tune but still quite opulent with integrated tannins. Excellent finish - my first tasting of a 68 and quite a surprise for a generally undeclared year. (Tony Carter, November 2013) - 92 Points (Outstanding).
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1968

Bortolomiol Fratelli

This wine is made from grapes harvested in various vineyards located on hills in the Valpolicella zone (Mezzane and Tregnago hills). Different sources and different grape varieties are important to obtain well-balanced wines with the fine structure that only a few single areas in the Valpolicella zone can provide. Notes: Color: strong ruby red. Clear and transparent. Bouquet: notes of vanilla and ethereal airs depending on the period of aging in the barrel; notes of sweet fruits such as currants, blueberries, cherries depending on the varieties of grapes. Flavor: wine with a velvety, raisiny character combined with the structure and typical stylish bitterness to give it good balance.
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Price: £299.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1968

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Terre del Barolo - Riserva
(Torn label) - Special Offer | Was £169 | Now £89

The 1968 Terre de Barolo is a perfectly mature and remarkably pretty expression of Nebbiolo fruit with dried floral tones up front giving way to dusty soil, hints of brown spice and faded cherry. On the palate, a soft and feminine display with zesty acidity giving life to its dried red fruits, along with earth tones and minerals. Medium finish that cleans up very nicely with a twang of tart red fruit and lingering florality.

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.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Baron de Sigognac, 1968

Armagnac (Comes in original Sogognac Box as illustrated)

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

The Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years.

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Price: £225.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Blandys Madeira, 1968

Sercial Madeira (75cl Bottle)

Blandy’s Vintage Sercial 1968 is a single harvest Madeira. This wine was aged for 38 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, whereby the casks were gradually transferred from the top floors of the lodge, where it is naturally warmer, to the middle floors and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine was regularly racked and when it reached the desired stage of maturity it was bottled.

Only a limited number of bottles of this wine were released. Vintage (or Frasquiera) Madeira must be aged in cask for a minimum of 20 years, in practise they are aged for much longer, before being bottled under Madeira Wine Institute supervision.
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Price: £269.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1968

Pauillac Premiere Grand cru Classe (high shoulder)

This rare wine from the renowned Chateau Latour vineyards still has a deep colour and a good bouquet.
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Price: £525.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1968

Pauillac Premiere Grand cru Classe (Mid - Upper shoulder)

This rare wine from the renowned Chateau Latour vineyards still has a deep colour and a good bouquet.
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Price: £465.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1968

Pauillac Premiere Grand cru Classe (Very top shoulder)

This rare wine from the renowned Chateau Latour vineyards still has a deep colour and a good bouquet.
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1968

Boal Madeira

*** 93 Points - Robert Parker ***

"The 1968 D’Oliveiras Reserva Boal is a medium-bodied, elegant wine that features high-toned aromas and flavours, with subtle notes of smoke and tar adding complexity. This is an unusually understated showing for the 1968 Boal." The Wine Advocate

D'Oliveiras 1968 is a Madeira wine of a single year. It aged during 30 years, through the method "gradual drying", which gives the wine aromas and unique flavours, with a great longevity. It features a topaz colour with golden and greenish reflexes. Intense and complex bouquet, with a long and refreshing finish.
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Price: £189.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Messias Port, 1968

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling this year.
The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodied with plenty of nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, finely balanced. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.
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Price: £289.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Niepoort Port, 1968

Colheita Port

Bottled 1983

Superb brick red, green on the rim. Wonderfully dry citrus fruit hints, smoky flavours and orange peel in the nose. Dark orange chocolate, butterscotch on the palate. Rich and citrus, elegant, very well structured with a fresh, firm concentration and great length. A superb wine.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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1968 Taylor's Single Harvest Colheita, 1968

Single Harvest Tawny Port (Presented in an original Taylor's Box as illustrated)

During its five decades of ageing in oak casks, this wine has taken on an attractive pale mahogany colour with olive amber highlights. On the nose, the wine displays fine oaky aromas and complex spicy, nutty, cigar box notes against a warm mellow background of butterscotch and molasses. The smooth velvety palate is lifted by a crisp acidity which gives the wine an attractive freshness despite its age. The finish is immensely long with rich, spicy, black pepper flavours lingering on the palate. Finely constituted and beautifully balanced, this rare Single Harvest Port would be an exceptional tribute to any 50th anniversary.
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Price: £189.00
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Baron de Lustrac, 1968

Vintage Armagnac (Includes original wooden box as shown)

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.
All Armagnacs are aged in 420 ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
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Price: £185.00
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Chateau Yquem, 1968

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe

Chateau Yquem... Sensual, smooth, sweet, round, charming, opulent... there are countless adjectives to describe the pleasurable sensations procured by this great wine.
Apricot, quince, pineapple, almond, verbena, fig, rose, lychee, grapefruit, bitter orange, vanilla, saffron, roasted coffee beans... The smells of an entire market are concentrated in a glass of Yquem.

The 1968 Chateau d'Yquem has a full deep golden colour. Full nose of caramel with nutmeg spice and clear botyritis notes. Full tight caramel butterscotch with a hint of orange on the palate. Mild sweetness and good complexity.
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Price: £625.00
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Fonseca Port, 1968

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

From the rare 1968 vintage, this Fonseca Vintage port is deep and attractive with a sweet nose and is well balanced with a peppery finish. Elegant and rich, lovely acidity, plummy fruit, ethereal and long.
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Price: £395.00
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Grahams Port, 1968

Malvedos Vintage Port

This vintage port still retains a rich dark ruby colour. Complex coffee and burnt sugar on the nose. A fully mature port with a medium body, elegant body and complex jammy red fruits with coffee and burned sugar notes.



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Price: £395.00
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Les Forts de Latour, 1968

Pauillac (2nd wine of Chateau Latour)

A textbook Pauillac, which displays near perfectly proportioned scents of black currants, spices, leather, and cedar, ripe-yet-supple flavours, a long fruity texture and palate impression, and light tannins.
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Price: £295.00
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