1979 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1979-portA Vintage Port from 1979 makes an excellent 40 year old wine gift for a 40th birthday or anniversary. Our wine buyer highly recommends the 1979 Messias Vintage Port . Still drinking well, 1979 ports are part of a span of good vintages from 1977 to 1980. A very wet winter was followed by a dry hot summer and no rainfall from late June until 18th September. The crop was large and produced many quite good straight forward single-quinta wines that are now mature but will keep well for years.
 
Italian: 1979 is a very good wine vintage. Good growing conditions particularly in Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines.
 
Bordeaux: Initially overlooked in preference to the 1978 Vintage, 1979 was one of the very few cool years that produced a good vintage for Bordeaux. The wines were initially very tannic and acidic but after four decades of cellaring the wines have matured nicely and are now at their peak. They will remain so for years to come.
 

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1979 Messias Port Wine

40 Year Old Quinta Cachao Vintage Port Wine with free leather-effect presentation box

Exclusive to VWP


A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1979 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and a true rarity. Exclusive to VWP, these were taken directly from the Messias Cellars in Porto where they have been stored since original bottling.

The 1979 Messias Cachao port is fully mature with a tawny colour. This bottle was decanted 4 hours prior to tasting. On the nose there are notes of molasses, honey and butterscotch. On the pallet there is a good balance, slightly high acidity but the sweetness balances this out. Notes of walnut and hazelnut on the palate as well as a little coffee and molasses.
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Price: $165.60 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Maynard's Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port
UK Exclusive More Arriving in early October - Advance orders for deliver early October

*** IWC Gold award Winner ***
*** 90 Points Decanter ***
*** 93 Points Wine Spectator ***

A UK Exclusive for VWP.

Rated as outstanding by Wine Spectator and receiving the International Wine Challenge gold award, this amazing 40-Year Tawny Port is now available again in the UK through VWP!

Named after the first established English Port wine shipper in Oporto, Walter Maynard, this aged Port has been stored in a barrel for over 40 years until it was bottled for us. Presented in its own gift box, this is a powerful port with complex nuttiness aromas in harmony with spicy notes, warm roasted coffee and cinnamon hints from the long contact with oak wood during the ageing process.
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Price: $102.63 USD
Stock: 152 in Stock

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1979 Kopke Colheita Port, 1979

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Intense amber coloured. Presents a complex and rich bouquet of aromas where stands out the dried fruits. On the taste it is distinct, balanced and harmonious. Tannins elegantly combined which persists in the delicious finish.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: $152.76 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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40 Year Old Calem

Tawny Port (Presented in a original Calem gift box as illustrated)

Porto Calem 40 years is the result of a careful blending of wines from the average age of 40 years in oak barrels. Auburn-greenish colour, features notes of dried fruit, spices and honey. The palette is engaging, complex and it has a powerful long finish.
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Price: $152.76 USD
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40 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port in Presentation box.
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Graham's 40 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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Price: $152.76 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock
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40 Year Old Kopke

Tawny Port presented in a Kopke wooden box

***95 Points-cellartracker.com***

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Reviews:
Dark tawny with orangey-red highlights. I wouldn't quite call it mahogany in colour, but it's close. Very dark, and lots of brown.
Nose: As is typical, lots of (to me) Madeira-like notes. Some leather, some dark aromatic wood like sandalwood, some apricot, and a bit of spirit.
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Price: $127.09 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1979

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Fratelli Pasqua - DOUBLE MAGNUM of 3 Liter

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: $512.19 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Bairrada, 1979

Frei Joao - Reserva - MAGNUM

Caves S. Joao, established in 1920, became a dominant force in Portuguese wine making in the early 20th century with their houses Porta dos Cavaleiros in Dao and Frei Joao in Bairrada. Given the shifting trends in consumer preferences, Bairrada and Dao fell to obscurity in the 1990s when critical influence drove the demand for bigger, extracted, warmer climate wines. As in all things, however, what comes around goes around! Sure enough, 20 years later savvy consumers and food-conscious sommeliers are looking for finesse and freshness and heading back to Bairrada and Dao. Wines that when young had a vegetal character,
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Price: $204.11 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Barolo, 1979

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Solaro Nigra

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: $242.62 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Baron de Lustrac, 1979

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: $178.43 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Burmester Port

40 Year Old “TORDIZ” Tawny Port presented in a branded wooden case

*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

Bright brown colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey. In the taste it is full, unctuous and velvety. This wine overflows seduction and an enormous refinement. A feeling that is extended in the long and complex finish.

This 40-year-old wine owes its name, Tordiz, to the confluence of the Torto and Mendiz rivers. It is obtained from wines that have been carefully aged in small oak casks and later blended in a small upstanding oak vat dating from 1864.
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Price: $165.60 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock

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Kopke Port

40 Year Old White Port - Half Bottle 375ml in wooden presentation box

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
An extremely rare bottle of 40 years aged White Port. Please note that these are half bottles.

Review:
This Kopke 40 Years Old presents a blondish bright color and a fine and very complex nose, which features dried fruits such as figs and hazelnuts, some candied orange and velvety notes of honey and even citrus fruits.
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Price: $121.95 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Nebbiolo D'Alba, 1979

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Conte Ottavio Piccolomini d'Aragona

The Nebbiolo d'Alba has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavoured wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: $114.25 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Quevedo Port, 1979

40 Year Old Tawny port

*** 94 pts Robert Parker ***

This 40 Year Old tawny port from Quevedo... has a colour of golden amber with green hints. Huge complexity of aromas, from nuts, to sweet dried fruits and at a certain point, it smells like honeycomb. On the palate it is thick and intense, with the dried fruit coming along and it never finishes.
Robert parker - Wine Advocate

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Price: $127.09 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

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Taylor's 40 Year Old, 1979

Tawny Port (HALF BOTTLE - 37.5cl bottle) Includes a leather effect, silk-lined gift box

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: $95.63 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Taylors 40 Year Old Tawny port

Tawny Port (Includes taylors presentation box)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: $165.60 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Venegazzu, 1979

Loredan Gasparini

A lovely Bordeaux style wine from Veneto, Italy. The wine has a deep ruby hue and classic Cabernet aromas of black currant and plum. It is full-bodied with black fruit and subtle oak flavors, good tannins and a long finish.
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Price: $115.52 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Whisky, 1979

Mackillop's Choice Glenlivet 31 year old.

Distilled March 1979 bottled June 2010
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Price: $460.84 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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1979 Les Forts de Latour

Pauillac (2nd wine of Chateau Latour)
- very damaged label
Was £195 | Now £125

The 1979 Les Forts de Latour is so easy to recognize as Latour or Les Forts with its magical cigarbox expression. This wine from a modest vintage has the Latour bouquet, just that slightly severe taste and body with impressions (still!) of dark fruit, very good backbone, long aftertaste, no frays due to age. To repeat, unbelievable; only Latour can do this.
***CellarTracker Review-5/29/2015 - FRANSS***
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Price: $160.46 USD
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Barolo, 1979

New

Massolino Giuseppe

Barolo lies just south-west of Alba in Italy's north-western Piedmont region. It is considered one of the finest and longest-lived wines, often referred to as 'the king of wines and the wine of kings'. Wine production is strictly limited to the vineyards located on steep hills around the towns of Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba and Monforte d'Alba, Despite the different characteristics of these wines due to the varied terroir, they do display similar traits. These include a garnet color, powerful structure, firm tannins and high levels of acidity and alcohol, with the capacity to age for many years.
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Price: $319.64 USD
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Barolo, 1979

Cantina della Porta Rossa - Riserva

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: $224.65 USD
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Chateau Ferrande, 1979

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Graves (torn & bin soiled label)


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Price: $89.79 USD
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 1979

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe, in neck, good label

From the famously tannic 1979 vintage, this Lafite is proving the more dismissive critics from earlier days wrong as it settles harmoniously into maturity with plenty of life and complexity remaining. At K&L, we are champions of great wines from lesser vintages, and here is a perfectly mature First Growth from a lesser vintage that may not be out of reach in price. Fans of classic wines from the Left Bank with preferences that favor the leathery and refined end of the spectrum will find much to appreciate here.
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Price: $635.43 USD
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1979

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

Rating: 96 - Wine Spectator
Château Mouton Rothschild's 1979 label was designed by the Japanese abstract painter Hisao Domoto.

The wine has an attractively brilliant, red-orange color and a nose that opens slowly to reveal notes of cedarwoord, spice, pepper and black berry fruit with airing. Relatively refined on the palate, it shows good structure, delicate and not overly powerful, with supple, silky tannins. Spice, caramel, earth and leather complete the pleasant impression in the mouth, combining subtle flavors with an agreeable structure. The finish is typical of the vintage, not particularly long but quite expressive.
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Price: $507.06 USD
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