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 49 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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Ryst-Dupeyon Armagnac, 1972

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

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. There is a wonderful contrast between the sweet and sour flavours of wood, amplified by the strong alcoholic degree. Rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish. The tannins are very present, but full-bodied and round.

The Maison Ryst-Dupeyon was founded by Joseph Dupeyron in 1905.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

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1972 Graham's Port

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: £455.00
Stock: 101 in Stock

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1972 Graham's Port, 1972

1972 Single Harvest Colheita Port
450cl Large Format

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: £1,825.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1972 Armagnac

Vintage Armagnac
Includes original Lustrac Box

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: £195.00
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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: £329.00
Stock: 9 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: £395.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chateau Margaux, 1972

(DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0L) Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe

Double Magnum Format.

From the rare 1972 vintage - in a Double Magnum format. The Chateau Margaux still has a good red colour, the wine is acidic wines and lacks ripeness. The wine is both light and dry.
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Price: £1,495.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1972

(DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0L) Margaux 1er Grand Cru Classe
Stained Label

Double Magnum Format.

From the rare 1972 vintage - in a Double Magnum format. The Chateau Margaux still has a good red colour, the wine is acidic wines and lacks ripeness. The wine is both light and dry.
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Price: £1,295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1972

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled,

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: £199.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Eiswein, 1972

Fred Pieroth Binger Bubenstud Eiswein Auslese

This 1972 Eiswein Auslese is very developed, powerful and quite tertiary nose with aromas of bruised apples, dried stone fruits, some golden raisins, a little bit of burnt sugar and a hint honeyed floral character. The wine is intense, acidic, moderately full-bodied and quite oily on the palate with pretty sweet flavors of pronounced golden raisins, some apple jam, a little bit of oxidative nuttiness, a hint of molasses and a touch of dried apricot. The high acidity makes the wine quite structured and keeps the sweetness at bay. The finish is quite developed and rather oxidative with long flavours.
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Price: £185.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Eiswein, 1972

Fred Pieroth Binger Bubenstud Eiswein Auslese Half Price Offer

This 1972 Eiswein Auslese is very developed, powerful and quite tertiary nose with aromas of bruised apples, dried stone fruits, some golden raisins, a little bit of burnt sugar and a hint honeyed floral character. The wine is intense, acidic, moderately full-bodied and quite oily on the palate with pretty sweet flavors of pronounced golden raisins, some apple jam, a little bit of oxidative nuttiness, a hint of molasses and a touch of dried apricot. The high acidity makes the wine quite structured and keeps the sweetness at bay. The finish is quite developed and rather oxidative with long flavours.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 3 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: £249.00
Stock: 50 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: £280.00
Stock: 13 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: £280.00
Stock: 1 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: £385.00
Stock: 12 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: £199.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Tokaji, 1972

Aszu 3 Puttonyos

*** 89 Points - Wine Spectator ***

A wonderful sweet wine from this famous producer. What sets Tokaji apart from ordinary wines is that it is made from bunches of grapes which contain a high proportion of botrytised grapes. Tokaji is typically higher in alcohol than ordinary wine. This enables the wine to keep for prolonged periods of time.

The 1972 has a full palate with opulent yet finely structured layers of spiced tea and citrus fruit. Brilliant acidity with fabulous length.

"89 points Wine Spectator: "An old-style Aszú, but delicious and creamy. Dark amber color and mature character.
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Price: £149.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Carinena, 1972

Don Ramon - Suso Perez

Carinena is just one of several DO titles used for the wines of Aragon, northern Spain. Winemaking in the area dates back to at least Roman times, and records from that era confirm that locals drank Carinena wines mixed with honey. Many other historical records attest to the quality of the wines from Carinena; King Ferdinand I of Aragon listed it as his preferred wine above all others and the French philosopher Voltaire thought it heavenly. Wine has long been the economic mainstay of the region and a source of great pride and renown.
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Price: £69.00
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