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1968 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Summary and Recommendations: 1968-port
Welcome to Vintage Wine and Port's 1968 wine page. Read on for our summary of the 1968 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!

The 1968 vintage for Bordeaux was the product of an extremely wet August and generally bad growing season making the overall quality low. Burgundy also suffered with very little to recommend it. For Italy, 1968 marked another good year and saw the first public release of Sassicaia. Port was also good but few houses declared.

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

  • Palmer 1968 Single Harvest Tawny Port
  • Bodegas Toro Albala 1968 Don Px Seleccion Montilla Moriles
  • Barbera 19689 Centro Pigiatura Fiore
  • Chateau Latour 1968 Pauillac Premiere Grand Cru Classe
  • Sandeman 1968 Vintage Port

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    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.
     
    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.
     
    Portugal: Making an excellent wine gift for a birthday or anniversary, 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 (Sandeman) and Single Quinta ports were declared. There are still a few Colheita ports available which are drinking very well but stocks are tiny. These bottles are now very rare!

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    Palmer Port, 1968

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    Colheita Port, Douro
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    1968 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
    This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1968 harvest until it was bottled this year.

    Tasting Notes: The 1968 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.


    Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
    Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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    Price: $159.10 USD
    Stock: 24 in Stock

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    Bodegas Toro Albalá, 1968

    DON PX SELECCIÓN 1968, Montilla-Moriles.
    94 Points - Robert Parker
    20cl bottle in luxury gift pack

    This exceptional Don PX Selección 1968 from Toro Albala is an enveloping and complex wine, produced from the “asoleo” process of Pedro Ximénez grapes to obtain a great richness in sugars. After the press, it was left to rest for 12 months in stainless steel tanks. When the period came to an end, it was stored in American oak butts to age with time. An authentic gem awarded with 94 Robert Parker points.
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    Don PX are our signature. Each one of them is taken care of with exclusivity, from the harvest to the raisining, obtaining a unique personality.

    D.O.P. Montilla-Moriles.
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    Price: $120.01 USD
    Stock: 36 in Stock

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    Messias, 1968

    Colheita Port, Douro
    96 Points- Wine Advocate (MS)

    Ports from older vintages like the 1968 Messias Colheita are considered rare and highly collectible. They are sought after by Port enthusiasts and collectors for their rarity, quality, and historical significance.The extended aging process that colheita ports undergo allows the wines to develop a complex bouquet and a smooth, mellow character.

    Tasting notes
    This 1968 Colheita Port wine is a cask-aged single vintage, with a medium brown colour and amber rim. It has a clean, developed nose with notes of toffee, caramel, vanilla, hazelnuts, figs, and sweet baking spices. The palate is smooth, with medium acidity, tannins, and pronounced flavour intensity.
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    Price: $433.60 USD
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    Barbaresco, 1968

    Giuseppe Contratto

    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: $212.13 USD
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    Barbaresco, 1968

    Luigi Calissano - 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, Neive 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: $198.79 USD
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    Barbaresco, 1968

    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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    Price: $212.13 USD
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    Barbaresco, 1968

    Produttori del Barbaresco

    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: $185.45 USD
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    Barbera, 1968

    Centro Pigiatura Fiore

    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: $118.74 USD
    Stock: 10 in Stock

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    Barbera d'Alba, 1968

    Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $132.08 USD
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    Barolo, 1968

    Enrico Serafino, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $225.47 USD
    Stock: 3 in Stock

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    Barolo, 1968

    Giuseppe Contratto, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $265.49 USD
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    Barolo, 1968

    Luigi Calissano & Figli, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $172.10 USD
    Stock: 8 in Stock

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    Barolo, 1968

    Giordano - Riserva, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $172.10 USD
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    Barolo, 1968

    Pio Cesare, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $238.81 USD
    Stock: 3 in Stock

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    Barolo, 1968

    Pasquale Veglio - Cascina Bruni, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $198.79 USD
    Stock: 9 in Stock

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    Barolo, 1968

    Scarzello Giorgio, Barolo, Piedmont

    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: $225.47 USD
    Stock: 1 in Stock

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    Bordeaux, 1968

    Chateau Modesir

    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: $172.10 USD
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    Bourgogne, 1968

    Margnat Freres

    Bourgogne Rouge is the term used to apply to red wines from Burgundy that fall under the generic Bourgogne AOC, which can be produced by over 350 individual villages across the region. As with Bourgogne Blanc and Bourgogne Rosé, this is a very general appellation and thus is hard to pinpoint any specific characteristics of the wine as a whole, due to the huge variety of wines produced.Pinot Noir is the primary grape used in Bourgogne Rouge production, although Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and in Yonne, César grapes are all also permitted to make up the rest of the wine.
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    Price: $132.08 USD
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    Cannonau Di Sardegna, 1968

    Sella & Mosca Vini

    The Cannonau (also known as Cannonao, Cannonadu or Canunau) is the most popular wine from the island of Sardinia. It's mostly produced in the centre of Sardinia, even if we can find production of this famous wine in all the island. The grapes used for this Sardinian wine is the Cannonau. (At least 90 % of this grapes has to be used to be certified as original Cannonau). Cannonau is a very "strong wine" so it should be used with elaborate red meat and some types of cheese.
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    Price: $132.08 USD
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    Cesanese del Piglio, 1968

    Cesarese del Piglio - Riserva

    Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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    Price: $118.74 USD
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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: $660.40 USD
    Stock: 9 in Stock

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    Chateau Latour, 1968

    Pauillac Premiere Grand cru Classe (Top shoulder)

    This rare wine from the renowned Chateau Latour vineyards still has a deep colour and a good bouquet.

    Château Latour, located in the Pauillac appellation of Bordeaux, France, is one of the most prestigious and historically significant wine estates in the world. Classified as a First Growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification, Château Latour is renowned for its powerful, long-lived red wines primarily made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other classic Bordeaux varietals. The estate's terroir, characterized by its gravelly soils, contributes to the exceptional quality and complexity of its wines.
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    Price: $753.79 USD
    Stock: 5 in Stock

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    Chateau Latour, 1968

    Pauillac Premiere Grand cru Classe MAGNUM (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: $1,727.72 USD
    Stock: 1 in Stock

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    Chianti, 1968

    Nozzole - 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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    Price: $105.40 USD
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    Chianti, 1968

    Castello di Brolio - Ricasoli

    Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. 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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    Price: $132.08 USD
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