1979 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1979-port

1979 ports are still drinking well and 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 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: 1979 Wine: Initially overlooked in preference to the 1978 Vintage, 1979 was one of the very few cool years that produced a good vintage. The wines were initially very tannic and acidic but after three decades of cellaring the wines have matured nicely and are now at their peak. They will remain so for many years to come.
 

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1979 Messias Vintage Port, 1979

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Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Excellent Provenance - Messias Library stock. Special Offer | Was £145 | Now £99

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1979 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and are a true rarity. These were imported by VWP from Messias 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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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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40 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port in Presentation box.

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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40 Year Old Messias

Tawny Port (Presented in a deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated)

Very pale amber/tawny/orange colour. Fine and delicate aromas of hazelnuts and candied citrus. Quince marmalade character, delicate in style, with finesse and poise. Seemingly quite dry in style towards the finish (not as obviously rich as some here), and supremely refined.


Bottle Size 75cl
ABV 20%
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Price: £89.00
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40 year old Taylors Port Gift

40 Year Old Tawny Port- in Taylor's Gift Pack with two Spieglau Glasses

An incredible example of an old Tawny port. A rarity, as few houses will make a 40 year old tawny. This wine is olive gold in colour with rich caramel, butterscotch, hazelnut flavours. The concentration in this port also produces a wine with amazing length, which lingers beautifully in the palate.

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.

Press:'It is my opinion that Taylor's tawny ports are the best of this type.
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40 Years of Tawny Port, 1979

Fonseca & Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Ports (2x75cl), both presented together in a double leather effect gift box with silk liner.

This gift comprises of two of the best 20 Year Old Tawny ports on the market. It offers a nice comparative tasting of a Fonseca vs. Burmester tawny, with both scoring above 90 points. A perfect gift for a 40 Year Old celebration!

Fonseca 20 Year Old tawny
*** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in colour with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny
***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1979

Bolla - Cantine del Nonno

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: £149.00
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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1979

Visconte Bernard de Roncanet

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: £149.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1979

Speri 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: £269.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1979

Scaglia e Marmo

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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Price: £109.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Barbaresco, 1979

Tenuta Carretta - Bordino

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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Price: £99.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Barbera d'Alba, 1979

Bersano

Barbera d'Alba 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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Barbera del Monferrato, 1979

Vignaioli Piemontesi (Excluded from Guarantee - sold as a curiosity from the vintage - see condition report for further details)

This 1979 Barbera del Monferrato has a deep ruby hue and a bouquet of ripe plum and cherries, often piqued by a hint of black pepper. Barbera-based wines are known for retaining a balanced acidity even in warmer vintages, making them an ideal partner to tomato-based dishes. These wines are lower in tannin, making them more approachable in their early years. Barbera from Monferrato differs from that made in Asti or Alba in both its provenance and style. Where Alba and Asti produce strongly structured wines, their Monferrato equivalents are more aromatic and often a little less robust.
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Price: £39.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

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Barolo, 1979

Giordano

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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Barolo, 1979

Angelo Borgogno - 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: £169.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Barolo, 1979

Cantina Sociale Stazione Calamandrara

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
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Barros Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in original Barros box as illustrated)

This bottle of 40 year old port is an absolute delight. It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries and other dried fruits which have been soaked in a fine alcohol in small barrels for years until their flavours have been thoroughly infused the port. As a port it is surprisingly light considering its age in that it doesn’t have a heaviness to it. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an elegant wine.
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Price: £94.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

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Belaverga, 1979

Giordano

Pelaverga vine is certainly a native of Saluzzo. In the Turin area it is known as synonymous with Cari. Pelaverga vine was then introduced in the town of Verduno in the 17th century by Beato Sebastiano Valfrè, who got some vine plants grown in the Saluzzo area. The vine, due to the scarse production among other characteristics, seemed doomed to disappear. In the ‘70s, thanks to the intuition of some winegrowers of Verduno, the Pelaverga grape was recovered and saved from extinction. The berry is black large, elliptical, short with very waxy, blue-purple skin. The bunch is medium to large, conical or pyramidal elongated, generally compact with a medium-small, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Borges Vintage Port, 1979

Vintage Port

Intense ruby colour, has very intense aroma with notes of red fruits, such as blueberries and raspberries combined with nuances of ripe plum and spices. In the mouth, transmits perfectly the sensations of aromatics, which extend in a final structured and with great persistence.


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Price: £159.00
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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 1979

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

Fully mature, this narrowly constructed, angular, compact Ducru-Beaucaillou reveals a healthy medium ruby colour with a little amber at the edge. The nose offers straightforward, curranty fruit and herbal smells. The high acidity has kept this wine fresh in the mouth.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Chateau Leoville Barton, 1979

Julien 2eme Cru Classe

A fragrant, leafy nose of cigar-box, forest floor and dried herbs. Very "gentleman’s claret". The palate has moderate to low concentration, a little thin but balanced. Very old fashioned and traditional. Drying out on the finish so drink this sooner rather than later.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Chateau Rauzan Gassies, 1979

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

A corpulent, straightforward, plausible wine, with good dark ruby color, a ripe black cherry, oaky bouquet of moderate intensity, and soft, round, somewhat jammy flavors.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1979

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St Emilion Grand Cru


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Price: £119.00
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Chianti, 1979

S. Fabiano - Calcinaia

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: £79.00
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Chianti, 1979

Il Palazzino

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: £69.00
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