1974 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 1974 port vintage produced some excellent single harvest colheitas, making a port from this year the ideal 46 year old wine gift for a 46th birthday or anniversary. For vintage ports it was a moderate year that was not declared by the major port houses; despite a huge crop, very few vintage port wines were bottled from this year and the bottles that were produced are very rare.
 
Italian: Celebrated as a great vintage in Italy at the time, the 1974 vintage is now still considered to be very good. The 1974 vintage produced a large crop, close to the 1964 but with less quality. Summer was hot and dry and a mild autumn allowed the grapes to ripen fully. The wines produced are characterised as being fairly firm and tannic with low acidity but good, rich fruit. The harvest time was very long and lasted through November. Wines produced in this year have reached full maturity but continue to hold.
 
Bordeaux: A massive crop was produced, but the 1974 wines from Bordeaux were hard and tannic and lacked the ripeness of the 1975 vintage. Although the wines will not improve further with age, they are still very drinkable now.
 

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1974 Quevedo Port

Colheita Port

This is a great 1974 Colhieta from this family-run winery. The colour is still very intense, and the aromas are already where you would expect a Colheita of this age expect to be. 1974 is now over 45 years old but this wine is still really nice and very affordable.

This has amazing layers of aromas, nuts, crème brûlée, caramel, dates and apricot. A beautiful port – that you will combine with any food. But please enjoy it on it’s own.

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Price: £139.00
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Ryst-Dupeyon Armagnac, 1974

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

The 1974 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: £119.00
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1974 Barros Port

Colheita Port

Barros translates the Portuguese character into wine, combining tradition, authenticity and modern values. Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita ports – old tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheita port wine has established them as a multi-awarded, stand out producer of this style.

The 1974 Barros colheita is a port bottled to signify the historic carnation revolution, which name arose from the fact that almost no shots were fired,
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1974 Taylor's Port, 1974

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
Stained Label - level in neck

Medium intense color with slight orange tinge at the rim. Nose of wood, anise, deep berry notes, faint clove and lots more. Rich mouthfeel w/slight woodiness, rich dried fruits of cherry, blackberry, Plum and dates. Big in the mouth with a strong alcohol finish. this kept developing for at least 2 hours showing candied cherries later on. I was really surprised how big this was for being 40yrs old. Maybe not the most complex port but definitely delicious.
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Price: £179.00
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1974

Zenato F.lli

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: £189.00
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Amicale, 1974

Zanzarella


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Price: £49.00
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Barbera, 1974

Cantina San Rocco

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: £299.00
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Barolo, 1974

Fontanafredda - La Villa

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: £159.00
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Barolo, 1974

Viberti & Bosio

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: £149.00
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Barolo, 1974

Massolino Giuseppe

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: £159.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Baron de Lustrac, 1974

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: £169.00
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Chateau La Mission Haut Brion, 1974

Pessac-Léognan

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark A fascinating aspect of vertical tastings is that there are always surprises – both good and bad. Because the vintage was plagued by rot, the inability of many grapes to reach full maturity, and frightful acid as well as rustic tannin levels, there were not many successful wines in 1974, but I always thought La Mission-Haut-Brion was one of them. It has aged remarkably well, and while it will not make anyone go bonkers over its quality, it is a very good wine. The color is a dark garnet with some amber at the edge. Interesting aromatics offer up an array of scents, including cedar, seaweed, pepper, roasted meats, smoked herbs, charcoal and some murky plum and currant fruit.
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Price: £278.00
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Chateau Magdelaine

St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Magdelaine is a small estate whose vineyards extend on to the famous St Emilion limestone ridge (Ch. Ausone). The wines on this Chateau were Merlot dominated as the Merlot grape performs particularly well on these limestone-rich soils. In most years Merlo is 90% of the component of Chateau Magdelaine more than any other Premier Grand Cru Classé from St Emilion. The final vintage of Magdelaine was 2011, before it was swallowed up by Ch. Bélair-Monange.
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Price: £89.00
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Chateau Magdelaine, 1974

St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe

Chateau Magdelaine is a small estate whose vineyards extend on to the famous St Emilion limestone ridge (Ch. Ausone). The wines on this Chateau were Merlot dominated as the Merlot grape performs particularly well on these limestone-rich soils. In most years Merlo is 90% of the component of Chateau Magdelaine more than any other Premier Grand Cru Classé from St Emilion. The final vintage of Magdelaine was 2011, before it was swallowed up by Ch. Bélair-Monange.
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Price: £99.00
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Chateau Margaux, 1974

Margaux, 1er Grand Cru Classe

"Complex and refined bouquet with red and black fruits and cigar box scents. Normal to firm bodied, soft as well as sticky tannin and a good dose of acidity. Creamy and some bitterness in the long aftertaste." Cellar Tracker Review
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Price: £325.00
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Chianti, 1974

Cantina Del Redi

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. 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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Chianti, 1974

Melini - Laborel - S. Lorenzo

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. 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: £69.00
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Chianti Classico, 1974

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines.

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: £79.00
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Fonseca Port, 1974

Guimaraens Vintage Port

A gem that outshines the vintage, this is a dense and delicious port wine that shows some raisin and prune on the nose with wood hints and alcohol. On the palate, forest notes chime in with the forward fruits of cherries and black currants. There is a lot of structure to this wine, and there were even hints of bitter chocolate and leather in the finish.
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Price: £229.00
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Gattinara, 1974

Nervi Luigi

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: £79.00
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Gattinara, 1974

Nervi Luigi - Riserva

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, rose petals and smooth tannins.
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Price: £89.00
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Graham's Port, 1974

Single Harvest Colheita Port
450cl Bottle VWP exclusive launch
Delivery May 2021

The 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards. Graham's holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports. These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label.

VWP Tasting note:
The 1974 rare Single Harvest Tawny Port has been matured for over four decades in seasoned oak casks in the Graham's lodges in Oporto. It has a seductive tawny colour which fades to a broad amber rim with discreet olive highlights.
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Price: £1,795.00
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Graham's Port, 1974

Single Harvest Colheita Port
75cl Bottle VWP exclusive launch
Delivery May 2021

The 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards. Graham's holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports. These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label.

VWP Tasting note:
The 1974 rare Single Harvest Tawny Port has been matured for over four decades in seasoned oak casks in the Graham's lodges in Oporto. It has a seductive tawny colour which fades to a broad amber rim with discreet olive highlights.
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Price: £340.00
Stock: 21 in Stock

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Grignolino, 1974

Serio Battista Borgogno

The Grignolino wine 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: £49.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Inferno, 1974

A. Pelizzati

Inferno is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Grumello, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella. Inferno means 'hell' in Italian, and refers to the slopes between Sondrio town and the village of Tresivio. Although DOC laws do not explain the origins of this name, it has been suggested that in summer the slopes here get noticeably hotter than the rest of the valley. Just across Sondrio to the west is Sassella, the finest of the Valtellina sub-zones.
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Price: £59.00
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