1970 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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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 51 year old wine gift for a birthday or 51st 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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Palmer Port, 1970

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
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: £139.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Palmer Port, 1970

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Fifty Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
75cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £179 | Now £149
Exclusive to VWP

This rare 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. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 28 in Stock

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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: £169.00
Stock: 25 in Stock

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1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Plain Label

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is 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.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
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1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is 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.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
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Price: £245.00
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1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Bottled and Shipped by Mathew Gloag and Sons

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is 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.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 17 in Stock

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1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
chipped glass bottle

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is 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.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: £169.00
Stock: 39 in Stock

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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
Flash Offer | Was £169 | Now £149

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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*** 95 Points Mark Squires - Wine Advocate Apr 2021 ****
The NV Very Old White Port "Celebration" was bottled in 2019.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

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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: £239.00
Stock: 30 in Stock

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1970 Taylor's Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Rare MAGNUM format

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: £595.00
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1970 Warre's Port, 1970

Vintage Port

“Very serious wine, still challenging, with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. Warm and embracing…”.
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecker , The Wall Street Journal 03/02/2006

“Gloriously vibrant wet violets nose. What a marvellous mouthful of sweet, voluptuous roses and raisins. Superb – and so youthful”.
Serena Sutcliffe , Sotheby’s Catalogue 17/07/2002

"…sweet, full-bodied, rich, almost too rich, yet not overpowering, with the perfect weight and balance I expect from Warre at its best."
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine 01/01/2002

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1970 Warre's Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Labels slightly stained

“Very serious wine, still challenging, with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. Warm and embracing…”.
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecker , The Wall Street Journal 03/02/2006

“Gloriously vibrant wet violets nose. What a marvellous mouthful of sweet, voluptuous roses and raisins. Superb – and so youthful”.
Serena Sutcliffe , Sotheby’s Catalogue 17/07/2002

"…sweet, full-bodied, rich, almost too rich, yet not overpowering, with the perfect weight and balance I expect from Warre at its best."
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine 01/01/2002

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Price: £169.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Barolo, 1970

Grasso Alessio & Figli - Cascina Luciani

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: £129.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barolo, 1970

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: £149.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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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: £89.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Climens, 1970

Barsac, 1st Growth
Half Bottle 37.5cl

The 1970 Climens has a lovely nose of mandarin, orange-blossom and a touch of peach. A little “smudged” by alcohol. The palate has a ripe, citrus and mandarin inspired entry, vibrant palate with good depth, touches of quince and barley sugar towards the finish. Good length. Neil Martin Wine Journal 88 Points
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Price: £69.00
Stock: 23 in Stock

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1970

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

The 1970 Cos d'Estournel is a classic Bordeaux that has been cellared well for almost 5 decades.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at “The Sampler” in South Kensington. It has been quite a few years since I tasted this Cos d’Estournel. This bottle had a much more herbaceous bouquet compared to eight years ago: undergrowth, tree bark, dusty mahogany bureau with vestiges of sweet red fruits eventually rising to the surface. The palate is foursquare and conservative with dusty black fruits and a dry, aloof finish that has its own “classic” charm...(NM) (9/2011)Sweet, cherry infused, almost cloying nose.
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1970

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

The 1970 Cos d'Estournel is a classic Bordeaux that has been cellared well for almost 5 decades.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at “The Sampler” in South Kensington. It has been quite a few years since I tasted this Cos d’Estournel. This bottle had a much more herbaceous bouquet compared to eight years ago: undergrowth, tree bark, dusty mahogany bureau with vestiges of sweet red fruits eventually rising to the surface. The palate is foursquare and conservative with dusty black fruits and a dry, aloof finish that has its own “classic” charm...(NM) (9/2011)Sweet, cherry infused, almost cloying nose.
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Price: £129.00
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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: £119.95
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Chateau Guiraud, 1970

Sauternes

This is a classic Sauternes with a great deal of sweetness, plenty of ripeness, and obvious aromas of toasty, smoky new oak. The wine exhibits finesse and complexity, a style of Sauternes that will have its admirers, particularly among those who like to drink these wines as an aperitif.
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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: £465.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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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: £995.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1970

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe
Damaged labels

*** 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: £475.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Cockburn Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 16 in Stock

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