1972 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: A good vintage that was not declared, some vintage port and single quintas were produced in this year. Port wines from 1972 are now fully mature but well stored examples will last for many years more, making them a great 48 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.
 
Italian: Only a small crop of 1972 wine was produced in Italy and the wines are now very rare. The growing season was held back by inclement weather in the main Italian wine regions of Piedmont and Tuscany. Tuscany produced a small crop of Brunello and Chianti, generally characterised as having good colour, high acidity and some dryness. The best of the vintage originates from the more southerly regions.
 
Bordeaux: Bordeaux 1972 wines are generally characterised by having good colour, with dryness and high acidity. However, the style was for early drinking and very few examples exist today. The growing season was difficult with the grape development held back by inclement weather - this did not allow the grapes to fully ripen by harvest time. However, sweet wines from Sauternes and Barsac of this year are very good.
 

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1972 Graham's Port

1972 Single Harvest Colheita Port
Includes presentation case

The 1972 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards, and is the result of the unique terroir of the Douro Valley and subsequent maturation in Vila Nova de Gaia, that has distinguished Graham’s for almost two centuries.

The 1972 Colheita shows a vivid, rich amber colour, with a suggestion of a green tinge on the rim. On the nose an explosion of multiple aromas, a combination of caramel, nuts, hints of vanilla and cigar box. Massively concentrated in the mouth, these wines have a complex palate revealing honeycomb, exotic spices and crystallised orange peel flavours.
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Price: $384.39 USD
Stock: 107 in Stock

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1972 Fonseca Port

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

A very rare example from the 1972 vintage. Bottling was inconsistent and tasting reports are mixed. This wine has a tawny coloured rim around the outside. The nose is very gummy and thick with orange peel, slightly medicinal. Very reducted on the palate with thick tar, raisins, orange peel.
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Price: $298.39 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Armagnac, 1972

J. Dupeyron
Vintage Armagnac

The 1972 Dupeyron Armagnac is the expression of a single year and has a unique character associated with the year and the cask in which it has been stored. These vintages are bottled at the alcohol level in which they naturally come out of the cask.

Mahogany-golden colour. Great complexity of sandalwood and candied fruits. The mouth is bold and smooth. Very supple attack dominated by hints of wood and then by notes of passion fruit. The finish is spectacular.

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Price: $194.15 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1972

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (High Shoulder)

Given the vintage, the Haut-Brion could be considered a modest success. Now fully mature, this wine has an open-knit, spicy, earthy bouquet, somewhat angular, medium-bodied flavours.
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Price: $514.69 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Latour, 1972

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
top shoulder level - label bin soiled.

Despite the poor vintage, Latour produced a rather big, deeply colored, somewhat disjointed, and clumsy wine, but one with good fruit, a herbaceous, cedary bouquet, and good flavor concentration. Drink now!

Chateau Latour only selects grapes from the 47 hectares which surround the Château Latour, the heart of the estate to make the ""Grand Vin de Château Latour. The 1972 is medium-deep in colour with plenty of amber at the rim. Lots of fragrant earthy aromas. Bright fruitiness characterised the palate
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Price: $488.63 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1972

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe (top shoulder - labels bin soiled)

Wassily Kandinsky label

Reviews: Stands up well for a 72. This had a deep red-brown color that was consistent throughout. It showed an intense nose of fresh asparagus which carried into the palate where it was joined by notes of celery. This exceeded expectations and was surprising drinkable for the amount of greenness it had. The half-bottle leftover the next day lost a lot of the asparagus/celery notes, having them replaced by some bell pepper and hints of cabernet fruit (cassis). One for the collectors. (cellar Tracker review)
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Price: $514.69 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1972

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled, plain labels

A rare bottle of Dow 1972 from the good 1972 vintage.

Very light and fruity, with extremely simple but fresh flavours, even though the alcohol dominates a bit. Medium ruby with a garnet edge, a slightly hot boysenberry nose, medium-bodied, with rather dry cherry flavours.
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Price: $259.30 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Offley Port, 1972

Vintage Port

This rare vintage port from the good 1972 vintage has taken on a tawny appearance but is still rich with tastes of coffee and plums. It is very full bodied and has good texture and flavour.
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Price: $194.15 USD
Stock: 43 in Stock

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Petrus, 1972

Pomerol (base of neck)

A rare 1972 Petrus.
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Price: $2,208.63 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Pinot Nero, 1972

Tenuta S. Margherita

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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Price: $63.85 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1972

Vintage Port

An extremely rare bottle of Sandeman 1972 vintage port. No tasting notes available yet.
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Price: $259.30 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1972

Vintage Port

An extremely rare bottle of Sandeman 1972 vintage port. No tasting notes available yet.
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Price: $259.30 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1972

Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port

A rare vintage port from 1972.

Little Vintage Port was made in 1972 - the weather having made life unusually tricky. Taylor's - the masters of wine-making - produced a rather fine single quinta wine in the Quinta de Vargellas 1972. Mellow and pale, nose of spiced rose petals, palate of raspberries and dried red berries it is a delicious glassful.
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Price: $254.09 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1972

Late Bottled Vintage Port MAGNUM

Blended from wines of a single year, Late Bottled Vintage Port ages from four to six years in cask and is ready to drink when bottled. Its concentrated fruity flavour and firm, full-bodied style make Taylor's LBV the perfect port to accompany chocolate desserts, and blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. Powerful dark cherry and black fruit aromas. The floral and herbal notes that come through on the nose add lovely nuances to the bouquet. The palate shows great intense fruit flavours and fantastic depth and complexity.

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Price: $259.30 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1972

Late Bottled Vintage Port

Blended from wines of a single year, Late Bottled Vintage Port ages from four to six years in cask and is ready to drink when bottled. Its concentrated fruity flavour and firm, full-bodied style make Taylor's LBV the perfect port to accompany chocolate desserts, and blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. Powerful dark cherry and black fruit aromas. The floral and herbal notes that come through on the nose add lovely nuances to the bouquet. The palate shows great intense fruit flavours and fantastic depth and complexity.

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Price: $181.12 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

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