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1978 Barolo, 1978

Viarengo & Figli

Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £50.00

This Barolo from the excellent 1978 wine vintage has some browning in the colour which would be expected for Barolo after 40 years. Clearly dominated by tertiary aromas but in an expected and pleasant way. More tar and iron than roses, rich powerful aromatics that develop in the glass and the open bottle. Tannin structure still firm; clear indication of stem presence. The wine has probably peaked a few years ago but is still drinking beautifully. much will depend on your expectations. Re-tasted the following day: tannins softening a little and wine still holding up...Truly built for long term cellaring (customer review)

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape.

Price: £50.00 (5 in Stock)

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1978 D'Oliveiras Madeira, 1978

Boal Madeira
Last Few

These are the last bottles available and are a true rarity. D'Oliveiras have stated that their stock in Funchal is now exhausted.

Medium orange amber colour 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.


Price: £169.00 (4 in Stock)

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1978

Scamperle

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.

Price: £159.00 (1 in Stock)

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Amarone della Valpolicella, 1978

Rinaldi

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.

Price: £229.00 (1 in Stock)

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Barbaresco, 1978

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.

Price: £139.00 (8 in Stock)

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Baron de Sigognac, 1978

Bas Armagnac (Comes in original wooden gift box as illustrated)

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years. Presented in original wooden box.

Price: £129.00 (1 in Stock)

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Burmester Port , 1978

Colheita Port

This is a wine of exceptional quality and elegance, a Casa Burmester classic that is made from a single harvest - a "Vintage Tawny" - aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in our Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled, at the very least, after seven years and in accordance with demand.

This is a wine of exceptional quality and elegance. Colheita ports are made from a single harvest - a "Vintage Tawny" - aged in small oak barrels. It is bottled, at the very least, after seven years and in accordance with demand.

Price: £169.95 (6 in Stock)

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Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse, 1978

Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification

This 1978 wine from Grand-Puy-Ducasse is a medium ruby colour. It looks looks much younger than its many years. Muted nose of cherries and slightly smoky earth. On the palate, light fruit, cedar, medium acidity and no detectable tannins with a short finish. Smooth and enjoyable

Price: £59.00 (10 in Stock)

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Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, 1978

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

'.....the 1978 remains a classic Pauillac with fine cellaring potential. Dark ruby garnet with a ripe intense bouquet of cassis, fruit, cedar and vanillin oakiness, this wine is rich, with excellent body and the tannins quickly melting away...' RP Bordeaux 3rd Ed.
Rating 88/100.

Price: £89.95 (2 in Stock)

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Chateau Kirwan , 1978

3eme Grand Cru Classe

The 1978 Kirwan has a fully mature bouquet, animally and perhaps with a bit of leather in there, and cured meats. Yet there are vestiges of fruit tucked behind there and it is very attractive. The palate is medium-bodied, nicely balanced especially within the context of an austere vintage. This is a lovely old Kirwan that is a pure pleasure to drink

Price: £99.00 (2 in Stock)

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