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 47 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: $324.55 USD
Stock: 110 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: $245.07 USD
Stock: 1 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: $250.37 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Baron de Sigognac, 1972

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Armagnac (Comes in original wooden gift box as illustrated)
Special Offer | Was £225 | Now £179

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

The Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years. Presented in original wooden box.

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Price: $237.12 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: $523.26 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Chateau Haut Brion, 1972

Pessac Leognan 1er Grand Cru Classe (Mid-Shoulder)
Special Offer | Was £285 | Now £175

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: $231.82 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Chateau La Tour Carnet, 1972

Haut Medoc, 4th Growth Classification

A classified growth that remains somewhat under-the-radar. Château La Tour Carnet, a 4emé Cru Classé property, has a long and illustrious history and its wines enjoyed a considerable upsurge in reputation since the mid-1970's when it was bought by Louis Lipschitz. He replanted much of the vineyards and made many long overdue changes to the vinification process.

La Tour Carnet has 42 hectares of vineyards in St-Laurent in the Haut-Médoc. The wine is typically a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. La Tour Carnet produces dry, medium-bodied, classically made clarets that show at their best with 5 years of bottle ageing.
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Price: $104.65 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Chateau Montrose, 1972

St Estephe Second Grand Cru class (BBR selected)

The 1972 Chateau Montrose displays light ruby/purple/brown in color. The nose was actually very nice. Cedar, leather, tobacco and cassis. Still some firm tannins. More black cherry on the palate. Slightly sour on the finish. Pretty impressive survivor from this difficult vintage. Quite a treat.
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Price: $184.13 USD
Stock: 2 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: $523.26 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Chianti, 1972

Melini

Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
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Price: $91.40 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1972

Vintage Port - OB

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: $237.12 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Offley Vintage 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: $197.38 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

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Petrus, 1972

Pomerol (base of neck)

A rare 1972 Petrus.
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Price: $2,245.36 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: $64.91 USD
Stock: 5 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: $263.61 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: $263.61 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Sangiovese, 1972

di Nevola, Cantina Sociale di Nevola

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: $64.91 USD
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: $258.32 USD
Stock: 5 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: $184.13 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

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1972 Chateau Durfort Vivens

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

Medium garnet in colour with yellowing and bricking towards the rim. This is very much alive. Wet leaves, forest floor, sweet tobacco, raspberry, red cherry, vanilla, and white flowers on the nose. There is a lot of sweetly perfumed classic Margaux aromatics. Secondary and tertiary notes dominate but there is still a lot of fruit left here leading to a nice long finish.
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Price: $132.40 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

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