1969 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1969-port-wineA vintage Port from the 1969 vintage makes a perfect 50 year old wine gift for a special birthday or anniversary. Some excellent Colheita (Tawny) Ports were produced from the 1969 harvest and this are highly recommended by our wine buyer. The Feuerheerd 1969 Colheita Port is outstanding. The 1969 vintage was good enough to yield a few single Quinta vintage ports, notably Taylors Vargellas and some exceptional Colheita ports.
 
Italian: 1969 was a good vintage for Italian wines. The weather was good throughout the year enabling the grapes to reach a high degree of ripeness. Of particular note are the heavyweight, long-lived wines such as Barolo, Brunello and lighter wines such as Chianti and Valpolicella. The wines are now fully mature and still drinking well.
 
Bordeaux: The 1969 wine vintage was unkind to Bordeaux reds. Rain during the September harvest contributed to what was a small crop of light-weight wines that lacked longevity. Only first growth wines will be drinkable. However, sweet wines from the regions of Sauternes and Barsac were very good in this year and will last for many more years.
 

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Palmer Port, 1969

50 Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £169 | Now £119 Maximum 2 bottles per customer

*** 50cl Bottle ***

This has been a phenomenal bestseller for VWP and our current stocks sold out in September. We have persuaded Palmer to make one final small batch which has just arrived. This will be the last batch ever made as stocks will then be exhausted.

Tasting Notes: The 1969 Palmer has a deep mahogany colour with olive highlights on the rim highlighting that this is a wine of great age. On the nose it has a very fine, elegant aroma of honey, caramel and butterscotch infused with a spicy redolence of black pepper and cinnamon. There are layers of complexity here with wild herbs and mint.
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Price: $156.97 USD
Stock: 13 in Stock

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50 Years of Messias Tawny Port

A 30 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 50th 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 30 Year Old Tawny:
This 30 Year Old aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matured in the barrel. In the mouth, turns out to be a soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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Price: $156.97 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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1969 Barolo

Riserva, Giovanni Scanavino Includes Oak Presentation Case
Special Offer Damaged Labels Vintage Legible | Was £139 | Now £99

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.

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'.
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Price: $130.59 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

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1969 D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1969

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Sercial, Madeira
Special Offer | Was £199 | now £179

This 1969 Madeira from D’Oliveira has flavors of Raisins, plums, walnuts and a hint of prunes in this wonderful Madeira. The scent fills the room as soon as it is open. Pouring it into the glass you notice the crystal clear golden brown color with hints of red. You swirl and smell, noticing the raisins and the walnuts. You take a sip, the flavors of raisins and plums fills the front of your mouth, not too sweet. You swish and swallow, the walnuts taking over in the back of the mouth. The taste lingers… *Bottled in 2015

Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island.
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Price: $236.12 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

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1969 Taylor's 50 Years of Port Wine Gift

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a Taylor's gift box with two glasses.

A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration.

This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port, adding up to 50 years.

Only tiny quantities of aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 30 and 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: $204.46 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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1969 Taylor's 50 Years of Port Wine Gift, 1969

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a double leather-effect box.

A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration.

This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port, adding up to 50 years.
This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length, a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive. Subtle dried fruit flavours underly exotic layers of caramel and nuts, culminating in an endless finish.


The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour.
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Price: $204.46 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1969

Masi - Riserva Monteleone
Label damaged

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: $262.50 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1969

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Marchesi di Barolo

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: $170.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1969

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Giovanni Scanavino - Riserva

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: $170.16 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Barolo, 1969

Giovanni Scanavino - 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.

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'.
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Price: $183.35 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Barolo, 1969

F.lli Lucchini - Riserva Speciale
- 5 Litre Bottle -

A truly unique gift! One only - A rare 5 Litre Bottle.

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: $922.04 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1969

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Luigi Calissano - Riserva Speciale

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: $222.93 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barolo, 1969

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Luigi Calissano - Riserva Speciale, damaged label

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: $222.93 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1969

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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: $196.54 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1969

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Giovanni Scanavino

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: $170.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Cantemerle, 1969

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: $156.97 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chianti, 1969

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Melini - Riserva, damaged labels

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: $117.40 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Dolcetto, 1969

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Giacomo Conterno

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: $130.59 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Grauvernasch, 1969

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Andreas Hofer - Vaja Bonatti


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Price: $77.83 USD
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Grumello, 1969

Tona - Enoteca Codi

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: $117.40 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Morlacco, 1969

Pedrotti

Morlacco Pedrotti is a blending of reserve wines from the Trentino region that has undergone extensive aging in oak barrels. It has a deep garnet red colour, a meaty, gamey characteristics and is best served with a meat.
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Price: $170.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Orvieto, 1969

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Castello della Sala - Antinori

The Orvieto DOC is reserved exclusively for white wine. It covers sweet and dry styles, which come in standard and higher-quality superiore variants. The wines are made from a combination of Procanico (known as Trebbiano Toscano) and Grechetto, which together must account for at least 60% of the finished blend. The remaining 40% can be made up of any combination of other white varieties, provided they are sanctioned for use within the Viterbo province. Canaiolo Bianco and Malvasia Toscana are likely candidates.
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Price: $117.40 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Refosco, 1969

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Tenuta Angoris - Riserva

Refosco is a very old Italian family of dark-skinned grape varieties native to the northern Italian and neighbouring areas of Friuli, Gavi, Trentino,Istria, and Karst Plateau.It is considered autochthonous in these regions. The wines this grape yields can be quite powerful and tannic, with a deep violet color and a slight bitterness. On the palate, there are strong currant, wild berry and plum flavors. The wine can stand some aging.
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Price: $104.21 USD
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Sforzato, 1969

Cantina A. Pelizzatti

This is the most representative and prestigious wine of the entire Valtellina region. It can be produced in all valleys (from Ardenno to Tirano), but only in hilly, well exposed vineyards having with loose soil and gravel. This wine is obtained from hand-made selection of the best bunches of Nebbiolo-Chiavennasca grapes, which are dried on wooden racks in a well ventilated and dry room, a "Fruttaio", for at least 110 days until late January. During this winter time the climate of the Valtellina region does all the work, drying the grapes. By late January the grapes have lost about 40% of their weight, the berries are dry and their concentrated juice has developed specific and very intense aromatic substances.
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Price: $170.16 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Sforzato, 1969

A. Pelizzatti

This is the most representative and prestigious wine of the entire Valtellina region. It can be produced in all valleys (from Ardenno to Tirano), but only in hilly, well exposed vineyards having with loose soil and gravel. This wine is obtained from hand-made selection of the best bunches of Nebbiolo-Chiavennasca grapes, which are dried on wooden racks in a well ventilated and dry room, a "Fruttaio", for at least 110 days until late January. During this winter time the climate of the Valtellina region does all the work, drying the grapes. By late January the grapes have lost about 40% of their weight, the berries are dry and their concentrated juice has developed specific and very intense aromatic substances.
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Price: $170.16 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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