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 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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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: $245.22 USD
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Nebbiolo, 1970

Giacomo Conterno

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: $361.98 USD
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Palmer Port, 1970

Single Harvest Tawny Port
MAGNUM 150cl Bottle

1970 Colheita Port - Rare Magnum Format Bottle. 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.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $343.82 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Passetoutgrain, 1970

Dufouleur Freres

Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) for wine from the region of Burgundy in France. Most Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains, which is sometimes written unhyphenated as Bourgogne Passetoutgrains, is red although rosé wine may also be produced. Unlike other Burgundy wines, which are primarily produced from a single grape variety, Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains is an essentially a cuvée of Gamay and Pinot noir.
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Price: $128.45 USD
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Porto Bandeira, 1970

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Vintage Port-Style Wine

The 1970 Port-style wine from Bandeira is very unusual. Our tasting reveals that it is not typical of a 1970 port in that it still has lots of colour and candied fruit notes. We believe that it is a fortified field blend of grapes. Very full-bodied and dense with lots of black fruits - rustic, not complicated. TC 03/20
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Price: $128.45 USD
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Porto Santos Junior, 1970

Vintage Port

Orange in colour, with a very pale orange rim. Stewed fruit on the nose; sweet, but cut with a lovely lime acidity. Sweet entry, a touch hollow but a pleasant medicinal fruitiness - a touch of harshness in the mid-palate. A lovely, sweet aniseed balls aftertaste; some heat in the middle fo the finish, which fades slowly and enjoyably.
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Price: $219.27 USD
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Quinta do Noval Nacional

Nacional- Vintage Port

“This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.” Christian Seely

The terroir: a small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera, described as “attached to the soil of the Nation”.
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Price: $2,458.64 USD
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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1970

Vintage Port

Another amazing bottle! Still very concentrated and vibrant. Layers and layers of complexity becoming perceptible... Concentrated cherry juice, dried raisins, confit fruits.
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Price: $2,328.90 USD
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Quinta do Noval Port, 1970

Vintage Port (Berry Bros. and Rudd Label)

The 1970 Quinta do Noval remains a young, unevolved Port, graceful, youthful, and complex. The huge nose of liquorice, smoke, jammy black-cherry and cassis fruit is followed by a wine of seamless components, all super-packed with gorgeously pure fruit, yet the wine is not heavy or overbearing. There is a real sense of elegance to this Quinta do Noval.

This Port has reached full maturity and remain there until 2030

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Price: $193.32 USD
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Recioto, 1970

Santa Sofia

"Recioto," as in "Recioto della Valpolicella," refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you'd expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.
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Price: $128.45 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Recioto

Masi - Enoteca Codi - Riserva Monteleone

"Recioto," as in "Recioto della Valpolicella," refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you'd expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.
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Price: $193.32 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Rosso di S. Bavello, 1970

Fattoria Aiaccia


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Price: $76.55 USD
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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1970 vintage, the Sandeman has only just reached full maturity. A dark red color with a powerful bouquet of sweet fruit introduces the beautiful blend of chocolate, cherry, and jammy fruit flavours. A very enjoyable port.
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Price: $180.34 USD
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Sangiovese, 1970

dei Colli Pesaresi, Montechiaro

Good-quality Sangiovese is prized for its high acid, firm tannins and balanced nature. Savory flavors of dark cherries and black stone fruit are characteristic, and may be backed by secondary notes of tomato leaf and dried herbs. The use of oak has become more popular and this coaxes richer flavors from the grapes, tending toward plum and wild raspberry.
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Price: $76.55 USD
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Tirolinger, 1970

Hans Rottenscteiner


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Price: $76.55 USD
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Warre's Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Berry Brothers Label

“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: $206.29 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Warre's Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

Warre's 1970 Vintage Port is from an excellent vintage which is probably developing into a wine as fine as the 1963. Multiple tastings have shown that this wine is very consistent having a very fine nose with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. it has a full-bodied mouthfeel and is in balance. Produced in the year of Warre's 300th anniversary.

Reviews.
“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.
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Price: $219.27 USD
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1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
UK Bottled Berry Brothers. Good provenance. Excellent fill.

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: $253.00 USD
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Barbaresco, 1970

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Dott. Giacomo Damilano
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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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Bordeaux, 1970

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Chateau de Malleret

A classic Bordeaux nose, with tobacco, soil and meat floating around a core of dark plums and cherry aromas. The palate is still just on the right side of drinking nicely, with decent acidity keeping its pleasant, albeit rather simple flavours of cassis and plums rather fresh and lively. A good finish with tones of plum and cherries.
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Price: $193.32 USD
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Chateau Coufran, 1970

Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

The fruit has started to go towards the drier side and the sweetness is taken up by forest floor notes. There is a nice balance between the remaining tannin, acidity and alcohol. Works very well with food.
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Chateau de Sales, 1970

Pomerol

Chateau de Sales is Pomerol's largest vineyard, and produces this well-rounded, approachable and early-maturing wine. With a medium weight on the palate, the wine has plenty of savoury-sweet fruit and well-polished tannins, accompanied by aromas of caramel and earth. The 2005 vintage is drinking well now.
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Price: $162.18 USD
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Chateau Filhot

Sauternes 2nd Growth Classification

The proprietor de Vaucelles declares just over 6500 cases- of fairly priced, widely distributed wine. For those that find the richer wines of Sauternes simply too much, the lighter, fresher, less challenging Filhot may be the perfect after dinner wine. Deep amber gold. Lovely nose of grapy botrytis and caramel. Long and mature on the palate. Drink soon, but offers a lovely ending to the meal. Tasted 2007
Rating 90/100 (CT)


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Price: $167.37 USD
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Chateau La Fleur Petrus, 1970

Pomerol

This is a traditionally styled wine, Earthy and undergrowth/briar aromas with leather, cherry and tobacco. Great balance, it is nearly full resolved though there is still some restrained savoury fruit and lightly grippy tannins present.

Michael Broadbent
(06-1995) A serious wine. A touch of malt or caramel on the nose which then opened up spicily. A fairly sweet, fleshy, chunky mouthful, excellent with venison
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Price: $499.51 USD
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Chateau Margaux, 1970

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe Half bottle

Michael Broadbent: "A big wine, but unsurprisingly, much more approachable than the Latour...The two most useful notes, and the most recent, once again made at Wagner's verticals, first in 1997, the second three years later. Almost identical notes. Now medium deep, a lovely colour; nose low-keyed but harmonious, sweet, good fruit, slow to open up; medium sweetness and body, rich, good fruit, grip and balance, its sustaining tannins and acidity under control. Last tasted November 2000. 4 stars. Drink or keep." (Michael Broadbent's Vintage Wine, pg 79)
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Price: $240.03 USD
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