1974 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 1974 port vintage produced some excellent single harvest colheita, making a port from this year the ideal 47 year old wine gift for a 47th 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

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Colheita Port
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £99

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: $124.99 USD
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Palmer Port, 1974

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
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1974 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1974 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1974 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $99.74 USD
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Ryst Dupeyron 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: $150.24 USD
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1974 Barros Port

Colheita Port
93 Points - Mark Squires

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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Price: $200.74 USD
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Barbaresco, 1974

Produttori del Barbaresco

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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Barbaresco, 1974

Luigi Coppo

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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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: $251.24 USD
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Barbera d'Asti, 1974

Consorzio Casorzo Asti *** LARGE & RARE 3,0 LITRE BOTTLE ***

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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Price: $301.74 USD
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Barolo, 1974

E. Pira & Figli

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: $339.62 USD
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Brunello di Montalcino, 1974

Poggio Antico

Brunello de Montalcino is one of Italys most famous and most expensive red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, roughly translated as "nice dark one" is the unofficial name of the clone of Sangiovese used in production.
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Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1974

St Emilion Premiere Grand Cru Classe

** 90 points - cellar tracker.com ***

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"Nose retained some black fruit, healthy and concentrated. In the mouth it was exquisite, a fine mature Bordeaux with sweetness, lenght, concentration and good length. Thorougly enjoyable and not tired in the least!" Cellar tracker.com


Deep mature colour.
Amazingly good nose. Stables, leather, smoke, salt/mineral, cassis, tobacco and pencil/graphite.

Stringent, lots of tannins, but still fruit that stand up to the tannins.
On the palate this wine offers leather, coffee, tobacco, meat and blood.
Quite light body, but very nice mouthfill and the finish is quite long - 25 to 30 sec.
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Price: $498.70 USD
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Chateau Filhot, 1974

Sauternes 2eme Cru Classe

This 1974 wine comes from the famous Sauternes area near Bordeaux, France. The wines of Sauternes are sweet but also fine and delicate. Their bouquet develops very well with ageing, becoming rich and complex, with crystallized orange, marmalade, hazelnut and honey notes with good acidity that offers excellent balance against the sweetness of the wine. This is a remarkably good wine for a bottle of such age.
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Price: $175.49 USD
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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: $350.98 USD
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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: $486.07 USD
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Chianti, 1974

Fattoria Cortina e Mandorli Montespertoli


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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: $87.11 USD
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Chianti, 1974

Gaiole - Geografico

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: $74.49 USD
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Chianti, 1974

Barone Ricasoli

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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Cornaggina, 1974

Dessilani


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Corvo, 1974

Salaparuta

Corvo, a classic Sicilian wine, is produced from Sicilian vines cultivated on warm, sunny hills. Aged in oak barrels it is distinguished by its round, full-bodied and persistent flavour. Together with Corvo Bianco, Corvo Rosso was the first wine to be bottled in Sicily, back in 1824, and is now the best known red wine in Italy thanks to its excellent quality/price ratio and consistent quality. Extremely versatile, it goes well with grilled and roast meats and medium-aged cheeses.
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Dolcetto, 1974

Cantina Sassone - Riserva

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: $61.86 USD
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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: $372.45 USD
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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: $99.74 USD
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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: $112.36 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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