1970 Wine and Port Vintage

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The 1970 Port Vintage was universally declared as a vintage of outstanding quality. Ideal growing conditions produced what is now a classic, outstanding vintage. The 1970 port wines have great balance, good structure, and will age superbly for decades to come. Declared by all the major port houses, 1970 is one of the finest Port vintages for the last 50 years - a bottle from this year would make a stunning 50 year old wine gift for a birthday or 50th anniversary this year.
 
Italian: The Italian 1970 wine vintage was an outstanding one for the wine regions of Tuscany and Piedmont. The 1970 wine vintage produced rich, structured, full bodied wines that are still drinking well today. In Tuscany the spring was unusually cold resulting in a late bud break. This was mitigated by a long hot summer which continued well into autumn. The producers took advantage to harvest late, obtaining very good sugar levels. The vintage was excellent for Chianti and Brunello. In Piedmont It was a very good vintage obscured by legendary 1971 vintage. Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo all shine through.
 
Bordeaux: An outstanding vintage, against which others are often compared. The 1970 is the best vintage between the outstanding years of 1961 and 1982. Perfect weather led to huge crop that set a record at the time, but was also of a high quality across all regions. The wines generally have a dark colour, are fragrant, have full body and a richness of fruit. The wines produced are consistent and will continue to drink well for decades to come.
 
Spain: The 1970 Rioja vintage was recognised by wine critics from around the world as a very good vintage - this was a turning point for the industry and caused a surge in consumer interest in the wines of Spain.

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1970 Rioja, 1970

La Rioja Alta , Viña Ardanza (Includes FREE Deluxe gift box with Accessories - SPECIAL OFFER WAS £89.95 now £59.95)

Brown colour, very light and transparent, almost like cognac. Old wine but not tired. Spicy nose with notes of mint, sweet spice and dried fig. Fruit is almost gone but has a very interesting sweet and spicy mouth. Surprisingly high acidity
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Price: $81.74 USD
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Palmer Port, 1970

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Fifty Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £149 | Now £119
Exclusive to VWP

This rare 1970 Colheita port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1970 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1970 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: $162.26 USD
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1970 Burmester Vintage Port

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Burmester Cellar Release
50 Year Old Vintage Port
Special Offer | Was £189 | Now £169

This 1970 Vintage Port from Burmester has been stored at the Burmester cellars in Porto since bottling. This is a very limited edition cellar release for VWP.
This wine has a beautiful, mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa chocolate together with a zesty orange undertone. On the palate it is complex. Medium-bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for the next decade or so. (VWP note - tasting May 2019).
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Price: $230.44 USD
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1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Very Rare Magnum Bottle (1.5L)
Excellent condition and Provenance.

Fonseca 1970 Vintage port is one of the very best Port wines released in the last 50 years and is drinking at perfection now. These bottles are very rare Magnum (1.5L) bottles and have been stored well in its original wooden box is a good cellar since original purchase.

The Fonseca 1970 An outstanding port from a classic vintage. It is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.
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Price: $811.30 USD
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1970 Ramos Pinto Port

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Ramos Pinto Vintage Port

From the outstanding 1970 vintage, the Ramos Pinto is a beautiful port. Excellent colour with a little red. On the nose jammy strawberries, spice, a hint of pepper and liquorice. On the palate, so beautifully smooth and in great balance, red fruit some violets. A long long finish. This is a beautiful wine.

Reviews
"Mature in appearance with a wide rose rim; 60% opaque but full of fine sediment. Delicious redcurrants on the nose, mature and sweet. Rounded and sweet on the palate with lots of sweet fruit but lacking a little acidity so feeling a touch flabby. Very sweet on the late palate, with lots of parma violets which appear on and dominate the aftertaste.
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Price: $230.44 USD
Stock: 42 in Stock

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1970 Janneau 50 Year Old Armagnac

Armagnac 1970 Vintage

The great vintages or millésimés of Janneau are the expression of a single year, most commonly of a single cask. Produced exclusively with the single distillation process, they are the quintessence of this precious distillate aged over the years. Each vintage expresses its unique character. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask. There is a sharp contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish.
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Price: $312.25 USD
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1970 Quevedo Single Harvest White Port, 1970

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1970 Very Old White Single harvest Tawny Port
Presented in Gift Box as pictured
Special Offer | Was £159 | Now £129

1970 Quevedo White Port. This is a true rarity as very little white port was made and only a small fraction was released. Tasted from cask at Quevedo's cellars from a family barrel, this is a beautiful port of outstanding quality. The colour is dark amber, nose of mature fruit, hazelnuts with a touch of caramel and nutmeg. On the palate there is a great balance of acidity and sweetness. This is a drier style of Port that I find really refreshing, especially when served slightly chilled. This port has a finish that is endless. 98/100 VWP Tasting from cask feb 2020.
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Price: $175.90 USD
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1970 Taylors Single Harvest Port, 1970

Colheita Single Harvest Port
Includes Taylor's oak gift box

Taylor’s has an extensive and enviable library of very old Ports and each year they release a 50 year old Single Harvest Port which represents the cream of their aged reserves.

Often referred to as Colheitas, these single harvest Tawny ports are a far cry from vintage port with very slow and gentle ageing in oak casks creating ports of extreme aromatic complexity with delightfully mellow structure. And the 1970 Port vintage was of one outstanding quality - ideal growing conditions produced what is now a classic vintage - universally declared by all the major port houses.

Taylors wine maker review:
Pale mahogany core surrounded by a broad pale gold rim with subtle olive highlights.
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Price: $299.84 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

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1970 Taylor's Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Belgium Luxembourg slip labels

The 1970 Taylor's Vintage Port is a consistently high performer and rated as one of the best of the 1970 ports.

99 points Wine Enthusiast
This wine's dark garnet color with minimal bricking suggests a relatively youthful wine and this certainly could age longer, although it's also delicious now. Wonderfully complex floral and herbal scents easily move into deep, rich flavors of chocolate and cherries, sprinkled with a healthy dose of Douro minerality and spice. Drink or hold. (JC) (2/2007)

98 points Vinous
The 1970 Taylor's Vintage Port has a tight nose, youthful with notes of liquorice, raisin, boot-polish and lemongrass.
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Price: $265.89 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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50 Year Old Madeira, 1970

Malmsey by Blandy's (H/litre 50cl) In original carton box as illustrated

***95 Points-Treve Ring, Wineanorak.com, December 2016***

Potent and concentrated, this wine is all about the savoury, umami notes, balancing out the remaining sugar. Earthy, mushroom, stock and dried mushrooms, with roasted hazelnuts and walnuts, mineral salts and ample spices through the exceptional length.

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Price: $230.44 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1970

Franco Fiorina

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: $339.52 USD
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Chateau Batailley, 1970

Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification
Berry Brothers Label

The Chateau Batailley from the 1970 wine vintage has a smoky, cassis, cigar-box nose. Very classic, traditional Pauillac. Palate is well-structured with good balance in an austere style. Firm tannins. Still vigorous with a cedary finish. Moderate length.

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Price: $134.99 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Calon, 1970

Montagne St Emilion

The 1970 Calon is a Merlot dominant red wine from the Bordeaux satellite-appellation of Montagne-Saint-Emilion.
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Price: $122.65 USD
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Chateau Cantemerle, 1970

Haut-Medoc

The 1970 Cantemerle is mature and complex nose with leather, cigar box and just a little red berries. On the palate it is surprisingly fresh but rather lean. Not much fruit, as earthy notes have taken over. On the palate it has a relatively high acidity and smooth tannins. Enjoyed best accompanying food.
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Price: $121.35 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Chateau Gruaud Larose, 1970

St Julien 2nd Growth Classification

** Robert Parker 86 Points **
The 1970 Gruaud Larose is a typically muscular 1970. It offers an attractive leathery, smoky, earthy nose. Lots of tannins and tastes of citrus fruit. Drink now
Parker rating 86/100 (excellent)
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Price: $163.56 USD
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1970

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe

*** 90-92 points - Wine Journal ***

Reviews: "Brown rim. Brown sugar, olives and leather nose. Quite rich for 1970. Balanced and very smooth palate. Coffee & sweet red fruits. Fully mature, a highly enjoyable wine (and far cheaper than Latour.) Somewhat under-rated by others. Then again chez Alex Hunt in November 2005. Although a little musty at first, this wine grows and grows on you. A cool, blackberry leaf, cranberry nose with lots of cedar and pine is followed by a tannic, almost rustic, broad-shouldered palate with cedary, tobacco-infused fruit. Very classic in style but suited the venison perfectly.
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Price: $634.04 USD
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Chateau Haut Brion, 1970

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe MAGNUM

This 1970 Haut Brion from the excellent 1970 vintage has received excellent reviews from wine critics.

*** 90-92 points - Wine Journal ***
Reviews: "Brown rim. Brown sugar, olives and leather nose. Quite rich for 1970. Balanced and very smooth palate. Coffee & sweet red fruits. Fully mature, a highly enjoyable wine (and far cheaper than Latour.) Somewhat under-rated by others. Then again chez Alex Hunt in November 2005. Although a little musty at first, this wine grows and grows on you. A cool, blackberry leaf, cranberry nose with lots of cedar and pine is followed by a tannic, almost rustic, broad-shouldered palate with cedary, tobacco-infused fruit.
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Price: $1,356.71 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port MAGNUM FORMAT Plain Label | Rewaxed | Mid-Shoulder

Fonseca 1970 Vintage port is one of the very best Port wines released in the last 50 years and is drinking at perfection now. These bottles are very rare Magnum (1.5L) bottles.

An outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.
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Price: $538.59 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Ghemme, 1970

Cantine Sociale Sizzano & Ghemme

The Ghemme is produced in the hilly area of the municipalities of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara. The vineyards are situated on a series of hills of alluvial origin moraine that extends from the mouth of the Valsesia Novara plain. These findings formed by deposits carried downstream from the glacier of Mount Rosa.
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Price: $107.72 USD
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Ghemme, 1970

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Conti Ermanno

The Ghemme is produced in the hilly area of the municipalities of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara. The vineyards are situated on a series of hills of alluvial origin moraine that extends from the mouth of the Valsesia Novara plain. These findings formed by deposits carried downstream from the glacier of Mount Rosa.
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Price: $94.08 USD
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Mavrud, 1970

VinProm


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Price: $94.08 USD
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Messias Port, 1970

Quinta da Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Messias vintage port 1970.

Beautiful yellow mature colour. The bouquet reveals crème caramel, coffee, tea and much more -Wonderful nose! On the palate it is full bodied, balanced, elegant and complex. It is fully mature and peaking with a marvellous long finish. *Review by Vintage Port.Se*
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Price: $257.71 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Nebbiolo, 1970

Antonio Carpignano
3.78 Lt Bottle

The Nebbiolo has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: $489.51 USD
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Nemea, 1970

Andrè P. Cambas


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Price: $121.35 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Offley Port, 1970

Vintage Port Grants of St James's label

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim.The nose reveals violets, toffee, nuts, almond and candy whilst the palate is sweet. A mature port still in top form with a complex and balanced finish.
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Price: $189.53 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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