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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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: $201.92 USD
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Rioja, 1970

Marques de Riscal

This Rioja from the outstanding 1970 vintage has aged gracefully into a classic old Reserva Rioja, with a garnet and mahogany colour, mellow aromas of coffee, leather and saddle leather, and a long, elegant and drying finish.
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Price: $174.81 USD
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Sfursat, 1970

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Nino Negri

The Sfursat di Valtellina wine is a dry red “Passito” style wine and is made by making wine with dried grapes. The best bunches of Chiavennasca are selected and laid out on specially made mats in aerated purpose-built cellars to dry (similar to the process in Valpolicella for Amarone). The “breva” wind which blows through this region has historically assisted the production of the Sfursat wines. The grapes spend about 3 and a half months drying like this and towards the end of January (once the main winery tasks for the other wines are all finished) the grapes will have lost about 40% of their own weight, the sugars will have concentrated and the signature passito aroma will be present.
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Price: $134.16 USD
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Tirolinger, 1970

Hans Rottenscteiner


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Price: $79.95 USD
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Vei Cavour (Piemonte), 1970

Giordano

Aged red wine. Selected red grapes produce this lively and elegant wine with an intense red colour and subtle orange tones. Its soft velvety bouquet results from a period of maturation in Slavonian oak barrels, ensuring a full and rounded taste.
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Price: $66.40 USD
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Venegazzu, 1970

Loredan Gaparini

The ultimate expression of the terroir of Venegazzu.The pride of the farm Loredan Gasparini are his two cuts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, so that over time have become veritable symbols of international wine. Suffice it to say, as an example, that the famous Treccani Encyclopedia pillar of Italian knowledge, has specifically identified under the heading "Venegazzù" as "... a fine red table wine produced in limited quantities in the Venegazzù". The top wine, the famous "Head of State", was included in a French publication entitled "100 Vins de Légende" as one of the 100 wines in the world who, for their history and their value, They could be unanimously considered as legendary.
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Price: $134.16 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: $215.47 USD
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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: $242.57 USD
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Barolo, 1970

Francone - 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.
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Price: $201.92 USD
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Baron de Lustrac, 1970

Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Lustrac Box as illustrated)

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.

All Baron de Lustrac Armagnacs are aged in 420ltr oak barrels and sold as single vintages. The grapes used are all harvested from the one particular year, and will only be distilled if the conditions were particularly good. Perfect for big birthdays or as a special drink for the connoisseur as they truly are a fine example of the very best Armagnacs around.
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Price: $291.36 USD
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Croft Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Croft Roeda Vintage port from the outstanding 1970 Vintage is a wonderful port scoring 91 points.

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A similar russet core, though a little clearer than the ’66. The nose has good definition and focus with an attractive bouquet of cooked meats, mulberry, spice and leather. Light and feminine, although it never really develops the nuance that I was hoping for in the glass. The palate is vigorous, note quite as elegant as the ’66, a little more alcoholic and unrefined, the finish more linear with liquorice, burnt toffee and raisin. Moderate length. Drinking now. Very fine.
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Price: $188.36 USD
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