1980 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 1980 Port vintage is rated as outstanding and was generally declared vintage. Over time the 1980 Ports have been hugely under-rated book-ended by the great 1977 and large abundant 1983 and 1985 vintages. This vintage is ready now but will continue to develop and keep for decades, making them the perfect 40 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

An unusually early spring was followed by an extremely dry growing season and sugar readings were on the low side when picking began a week or so later than normal, at the end of September.

 
Italian: 1980 for Italian wines was a very good year. The wines are generally quite consistent and there are some great Barolo wines from Piedmont. The wines have reached full maturity but will last for a few more years.
 
Bordeaux: The 1980 wine vintage produced wines of variable quality from Bordeaux. A very wet, cool year resulted in wines that were light and diluted. Nevertheless, some producers who operated a strict selection policy still managed to produce acceptable wines.
 
Champagne: In Champagne, the 1980 is an exceptionally fine, rich vintage.
 

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Ryst-Dupeyon Armagnac, 1980

Ryst Dupeyron Reserve Joseph Millesime vintage Armagnac
50cl bottle

The 1980 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: £89.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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J W Hart, 1980

Colhieta Single Harvest Port

Bottled by Sogevinous in 2015.

Tasting note: With amber colour and golden hints this wine has an intense bouquet, dominated by the remarkable presence of the dried fruits with a refined touch of spices. In the mouth it is concentrated, firm and elegant. This wine of great deepness and with a noble character has an impressive and persistent finish.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

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1980 Warre's Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port
Exceptional provenance | Warre's library stock release.

These bottles have been stored in the Warre's cellars in Oporto until recently released. They are in perfect condition.

This 1980 Warre Vintage Port is an outstanding port just reaching full maturity. Reviews: Wine Spectator, October 1988 “Excellent Port from an overlooked vintage”. Malcolm Gluck, The Guardian, 23rd December 1995 “Overwhelmingly fruity and flowing. Beautiful, round and smooth. Quite exceptional”. WINE, December 2001 93 Points “The best colour thus far with a rich peppery nose and a meaty, complex long finish. Excellent”. Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002 Four Stars (Very Good) “Best wine of the evening…Still very deep; fragrant; extraordinarily dense, figgy flavour and impressive, very dry finish”.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Blandys Madeira, 1980

Sercial
HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

The 1980 Blandys Sercial Madeira is "Based on Sercial grown on the north west corner of the island at Seixal and Porto Moniz where I am told that this grape produces the most gentle fruit: lovely clean, lifted aromas, green fruit, apple peel with a touch of citrus; lovely fresh appley flavours with a hint of toffee and milk-chocolate, perhaps just a touch of salinity, steely acidity running all the way through, fresh and lithe on the finish, dry but not austerely so with 55g/l of residual sugar. Just 800 bottles in total."
Score: 18 Richard Mayson, richardmayson.com, January 2019
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Blandys Madeira, 1980

Sercial Madeira 75cl BOTTLE

The 1980 Blandys Sercial Madeira is "Based on Sercial grown on the north west corner of the island at Seixal and Porto Moniz where I am told that this grape produces the most gentle fruit: lovely clean, lifted aromas, green fruit, apple peel with a touch of citrus; lovely fresh appley flavours with a hint of toffee and milk-chocolate, perhaps just a touch of salinity, steely acidity running all the way through, fresh and lithe on the finish, dry but not austerely so with 55g/l of residual sugar. Just 800 bottles in total."
Score: 18 Richard Mayson, richardmayson.com, January 2019
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Price: £229.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Croft Port, 1980

Quinta da Roeda

From the famous Quinta da Roeda vineyards, this 1980 single quinta vintage port has a garnet -tawny appearance. The nose is of dried fruit candy and walnuts. On the palate the wine is mature and at its peak balanced and elegant. The finish is perhaps a little shorter than one would like, but all round this is a excellent value port.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Dolcetto d'Alba, 1980

Fratelli Gomba

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: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1980

Boal Madeira

Madeira is a complex, interesting wine and is made in virtually every vintage. Due to the unique estufagem aging process Madeira is one of the longest-lived wines and also improves for days after opening, but will keep, once opened, for a month and more in a decanter.

Medium orange amber color with 1 millimeter clear meniscus; appealing, light coffee, almond, reminiscent of Moroccan bastilla on the nose with a hint of passion fruit; tight, silky textured, tasty, balanced, rounded, tart orange, tart passion fruit palate with a vague sense of light salt; long finish
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Eiswein, 1980

Jacob Gerhardt Neirsteiner Schlosskellerein, Auslese Eiswein

The 1980 Eiswein is a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing for a more concentrated grape juice to develop.

The high residual sugar concentration give these wines great ageing properties - we tasted this bottle over two days. Served chilled from the fridge after a 2 hour decant. The colour is a mid-amber with green tinge around the rim of the glass. Oxidative notes on the nose, burnt molasses apricots, apple jam, tertiary notes and fruits. On the palate there is characteristic eiswein acidity a little'tart' bitterness.
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Price: £89.95
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Eiswein, 1980

Jacob Gerhardt Neirsteiner Schlosskellerein, Auslese Rheinhessen

The 1980 Eiswein is a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing for a more concentrated grape juice to develop.

The high residual sugar concentration give these wines great ageing properties - we tasted this bottle over two days. Served chilled from the fridge after a 4 hour decant. The colour is a light-amber with green tinge around the rim of the glass. Fresher than another bottle from a different region. There are honey notes, apricots and sultana notes on the nose.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Kopke Port, 1980

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:
With amber colour and golden hints this wine has an intense bouquet, dominated by the remarkable presence of the dried fruits with a refined touch of spices. In the mouth it is concentrated, firm and elegant. This wine of great deepness and with a noble character has an impressive and persistent finish.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 19 in Stock

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Rivesaltes, 1980

Domaine Cazes Vin Doux Naturel

This is a sweet red wine from the South of France. It is part of a historic collection of marvelous wines, whose aromatic range evokes the heady days of Rivesaltes AOC of the mid 20th Century. Can match perfectly from aperitif to digestif, wonderful with cheese.
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Price: £65.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Sanford Pinot Noir, 1980

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A fully mature 1980 Pinot Noir from the renowned Sanford Estate, Santa Barbara. Brick colour. Sweet stewed red fruits. Acidity still gives a tingle. Soft dusty tannins, as befits an aged pinot. Medium to full body.
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Price: £59.95
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