1971 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: No Vintage Ports were produced in 1971.
 
Italian: Considered to be one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century for Italian wine, excellent growing conditions during 1971 produced a small crop of rich, full bodied wines that have aged gracefully and will last for many years. These wines would make an excellent 50 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary. In Piedmont, Barolo and Barbaresco are outstanding with a high level of consistency. In Tuscany, the best results were in Chianti where this year was officially rated a 5-star vintage. Many of the wines have shown exceptional ageing qualities. It was also a good vintage for Brunello. A 1971 Italian wine would be our recommendation for a superb 50 year old wine gift for a special anniversary or birthday/
 
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1971 was a very good wine vintage, whose only failing was to be overshadowed by the outstanding 1970 vintage. The crop size of the 1971 vintage was very small making wines of this year a rarity. Well-stored examples of wine are likely to remain mature for a few more years. Sweet wines such as Sauternes and Barsac were outstanding in this year and will last for many decades to come.
 

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Palmer Port, 1971

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Colheita (Single Harvest) Port
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Release of just 12 bottles of the Palmer 1971 Colheita Port for the UK.
Port from1971 is extremely rare. We became aware of a small quantity that was acquired by Fernando van Zeller in early 2021 from a family owned vineyard. Recently certified by the IVDP, it is one of the few tawny ports from 1971 in existence.

Tasting Notes:
This is a Port matured in cask for five decades. Medium Tawny colour with aromatic notes of coffee, molasses, figs and cigar box. An elegant light-bodied port with integrated acidity and a subtle texture. Long, smooth finish.
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Price: $352.34 USD
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50 Years of Messias Tawny Port

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
Includes FREE 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: $168.39 USD
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Burmester's 50 Years of Tawny Port, 1971

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 50th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester 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.

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny:
Deep tawny colour with greenish hints. Complex and powerful nose, dominated by the strong presence of the dried fruits and spices, combined with a subtle and refined note of vanilla.
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Price: $196.69 USD
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1971 Taylor's 50 Years of Port Wine Gift, 1971

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port ***Presented in our Double Leather Effect Gift 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: $210.84 USD
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50 Year Old Madeira

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: $224.99 USD
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1971

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L. Bertolo

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: $408.94 USD
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Barros Special Edition: Five Decades Of Passion

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102 Special Edition
Includes premium presentation box
Special Offer | Was £325 | Now £245

This limited edition tawny port is blended from five different vintages from each decade from the 1930's to the 1970's representing 5 decades of passion, talent and art. Having aged in small oak barrels over half a century, these wines have evolved and developed a unique character. This exclusive blend is limited to 1913 bottles only!

This is a sublime port with a medium tawny colour (50% opacity) a slight cedar and mahogany notes as a result of its duration in casks. The wine is full bodied with a soft rounded texture. On the palate there are notes of dried fruits, caramel and a touch of mocha.
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Price: $346.68 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1971

Terrantez, Madeira

Madeira is an extremely rare wine to find being a unique wine produced in the Madeira island. Madeira Island has volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate with unique grape varieties usually uses four different grape varieties: Boal (medium sweet) - Malmsey (sweet) - Sercial (Dry) - Verdelho (medium Dry). This delicious liquorous wine is famously used to cook but it is also an amazing aperitif with incredibly rich nose & mouth flavours and pleasurable after taste
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Price: $366.49 USD
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Gattinara, 1971

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Luigi Nervi & Figlio

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries and rose petals. Light tannins.
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Price: $210.84 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

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Grignolino, 1971

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Marchesi di Barolo

The Grignolino wines have a light ruby red color, tending to orange with aging. Have a characteristic odor and delicate in the mouth are dry, slightly tannic, bitter pleasant, with a characteristic aftertaste.
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Price: $111.79 USD
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Lacrima Christi del Vesuvio, 1971

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Michele Mastroberardino


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Price: $210.84 USD
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Merlot, 1971

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Bagnoli di Sopra Padova

Merlot can also produce a delightful and intriguing pure varietal wine. While Merlot has a long history of use as a blending wine, pure Merlot wines have been relatively slow in gaining momentum in Italy. That too has changed and today some of the world’s best Merlot wines bear Italian labels.
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Price: $168.39 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Nebbiolo D'Alba, 1971

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C. Valletti

The Nebbiolo d'Alba 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 flavoured 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: $168.39 USD
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Riesling, 1971

Longuicher Maximiner Herrenberg Riesling Beerenauslese 1971, Carl Schmitt-Wagner

This is a rare 1971 wine from Germany. Beerenauslese is a term used for late harvest German wine made from the Riesling variety. These sought after rare sweet wines offer beautiful tropical pineapple, blossom and honey aromas with a balancing freshness provided by the acidity naturally present in the Riesling grapes. A beerenauslese is produced only in years with certain climatic conditions that favour the development of botrytis, a noble fungus that allows complex aromas to flourish. These rare wines are famed for their longevity and will improve for decades.

Food and Wine Pairing:
The sweetness intermingled with the fresh acidity make such wines perfect accompaniment to sweet fruity tarts or blue cheeses such as stilton or Roquefort.
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Price: $233.48 USD
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Soliento, 1971

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Ruffino

A wonderful sweet dessert wine from the 1971 vintage, still drinking well.
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Price: $239.14 USD
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Spanna, 1971

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Vallana - Cinque Castelli - Riserva

Spanna has often been cited by wine experts as one of Italy’s greatest ageing wines. Spanna’s longevity can be attributed, at least in part, to the addition of smaller amounts of less tannic, more acidic grape varieties. Tasting notes: The nose opens up beautifully after about an hour and the wine has gorgeous ripe and sweet fruit, nice acidity, and perfectly softened tannins.
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Price: $281.59 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Spanna, 1971

Dessilani Luigi & Figlio *** MAGNUM BOTTLE 1.49 Litres ***

Spanna has often been cited by wine experts as one of Italy’s greatest ageing wines. Spanna’s longevity can be attributed, at least in part, to the addition of smaller amounts of less tannic, more acidic grape varieties. Tasting notes: The nose opens up beautifully after about an hour and the wine has gorgeous ripe and sweet fruit, nice acidity, and perfectly softened tannins.
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Price: $267.44 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Vino Da Tavola, 1971

Giovanni Scanavino - Riserva *** RARE BIG BOTTLE 3,78 Litre ***

Ruby red with purplish highlights in colour, the wine presents fruity aromas of cherries and ripe red berry fruit well integrated with notes of black pepper and balsamic sensations of eucalyptus and mint. The palate is ample and supple, the finish and aftertaste fruity.
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Price: $380.64 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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50 Year Old Madeira, 1971

50 Year Old Henriques & Henriques Tinta Negra (Comes in Original H&H gift box as illustrated)

The first ever 50 Year Old Tinta Negra is absolutely stunning! This is the 1st time Tinta Negra has ever been seen this way and with ONLY 2,700 (50cl) bottles produced for the entire world market, it looks a pretty amazing offering

2015 saw Tinta Negra promoted to the status of ‘recommended grape’ and thus is now allowed to be mentioned on labels. In addition, a new 50 Year-Old category has been implemented; this is designed to bridge the gap between 15/20 Year-Old Colheitas and much older single-year Madeiras, and offers drinkers the opportunity to buy some properly old cask-aged Madeiras at prices considerably below those of the older vintage bottlings.
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Price: $281.59 USD
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1971

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Masi

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: $408.94 USD
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1971

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Tenuta Pule

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: $394.79 USD
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Barbaresco, 1971

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Guglielmetti

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: $239.14 USD
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Barbera, 1971

Terre di Barolo *** MAGNUM 1,5 Litre ***

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Price: $352.34 USD
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Barbera d'Asti, 1971

Bruzzone *** RARE BIG BOTTLE 3,75 Litre ***

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Bardolino, 1971

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Negrar

The Bardolino wine is obtained mainly from the grapes of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and possibly with the addition of other grapes minors. It has a brilliant ruby red colour. It is delicately fruity, with hints of cherry, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, currant and spices (cinnamon, clove, black pepper). It has a great drinkability and an extraordinary ability to match the food.
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Price: $140.09 USD
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