1979 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1979 was an average Port vintage, that produced some 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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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 1979

St Emilion Grand Cru


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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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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1979

Santa Sofia

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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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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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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Barbaresco, 1979

7 Cascine

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, 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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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 d'Alba, 1979

Santa Rosalia

Barbera d'Alba 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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Barbera del Monferrato, 1979

Vignaioli Piemontesi

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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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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Barolo, 1979

Marchesi di Barolo

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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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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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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Cabernet, 1979

Carlo Sacilotto

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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Cabernet, 1979

Cavieco

The Cavieco from the 1979 vintage is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and tannins remain.
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Carmignano, 1979

Fattoria Artiminio

Carmignano (car-meen-YA-noh) is a commune about 13 miles (20 km) west of Florence. The wine region of the same name includes both Carmignano proper and the neighboring commune of Poggio a Caiano. The wines of Carmignano have a history dating back to Roman times and were well known in the Medici court during the Renaissance. In fact, it was reportedly Catherine de’ Medici, who reigned as Queen of France in the mid-1500s, that introduced Cabernet Sauvignon in Carmignano. For centuries, the wines of Carmignano continued to blend a portion of Cabernet with Sangiovese, in stark contrast to the rest of the Chianti zone.
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Cavendish, 1979

White Jerepigo SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

This fortified white wine is a rare Jerepego Style which is unfermented grape juice fortified with grape spirit, which prevents fermentation. It is very sweet, with substantial unfermented grape flavours. Appealing gold in colour, this wine offers a bouquet of honey and vanilla. In the mouth it is richly sweet with peach, apricot syrup and that sheen of vanilla oak is discernible. Clean, fresh, lovely length. Lots of drinking pleasure guaranteed.
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Chateau du Tertre, 1979

Margaux 5th Growth Classification

Nice mature midweight Margaux, floral nose with black cherry fruit, on the palate more blackcurrant with a touch of leather. Cedar & cigar box get more intense with time, some forest floor notes, holds up well.
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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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Chateau Lafitte-Carcasset, 1979

St. Estephe

Deep fruit, gunpowder and minerals, almost some blackberries; impressive freshness, full bodied and complex, a bit rustic though. What a surprise!
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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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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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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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Chateau Sociando Mallet, 1979

Haut-Medoc, Grand Cru Bourgeois

The 1979 Chateau Sociando Mallet is a bricked medium red violet color with clear meniscus; mature, drying, tobacco, tart berry, balsamic, menthol, tobacco palate; medium finish.
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