1966
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Chateau Margaux, 1966

Margaux Premiere Grand Cru Classe (high shoulder, good label)

*** 91 points - Wine Journal ***

Review:
"this is a classic mature Claret that is delectable to drink now…and not too much later. There is a palpable coolness, almost aloofness on the nose that one often finds on this vintage, the overriding sense that this was a good vintage but not a hot one. It offers graphite, sous-bois and tobacco, the fruit having long ebbed away, yet it is still fresh and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied and a little austere. Yet there is a sense of natural balance with fresh acidity and beguiling tertiary and cedar notes towards the finish. Wonderful.

Price: £345.00 (3 in Stock)

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Chateau Pontet Canet, 1966

Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification

The Pontet Canet has a good, dark ruby colour. The bouquet of wood and ripe plums is enjoyable, and not complex. In the mouth, the wine has plump, chunky, fruity flavors of good intensity

Price: £99.00 (13 in Stock)

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Chateau Saint Pierre, 1966

Saint Julien (MAGNUM)

Surprisingly good, and filled with truffles, spice, cigar box, earth, black currants and cherry, the wine offers the silky, patina of age along with the earthy, spicy, tobacco laden flavors that can only come with serious bottle age. This is not going to improve, but it's great today.

Price: £149.00 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau Yquem, 1966

Sauternes 1er Grand cru Classe

A good wine. On the nose, there is some orange marmalade, honey and spice character in this wine. Turns quite woody, with lots of caramel.

YQUEM HARVEST NOTES: Weather was mediocre in summer, but improved in autumn. The harvest was very long: 48 days' work out of 55 to bring in a very worthwhile and slightly above average crop in terms of volume. A very rich vintage.

Price: £545.00 (6 in Stock)

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Chianti, 1966

Ruffino - Riserva Ducale

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.

Price: £99.00 (4 in Stock)

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Cotes du Rhone, 1966

Antonin Rodet

Côtes du Rhône is a huge appellation in the south of France encompassing 40,300 ha. Plenty of white and rosé wine is produced in Côtes du Rhône but there can be no doubt that red is king. Usually Grenache will dominate the blend (except in the north where Syrah is allowed to be top dog, but these wines are relatively few) and is normally partnered with Syrah and/or Mourvèdre but a further 18 varieties are also permitted! A cheerful example might be light, soft, fruity and easy-drinking, while the finest examples may be full-bodied, concentrated, intense, spicy and ageworthy. But what they all invariably have in common is a fabulous sense of place and lashings of personality and character.

Price: £69.00 (1 in Stock)

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Cotes du Rhone, 1966

Ant. Bourgois

Côtes du Rhône is a huge appellation in the south of France encompassing 40,300 ha. Plenty of white and rosé wine is produced in Côtes du Rhône but there can be no doubt that red is king. Usually Grenache will dominate the blend (except in the north where Syrah is allowed to be top dog, but these wines are relatively few) and is normally partnered with Syrah and/or Mourvèdre but a further 18 varieties are also permitted! A cheerful example might be light, soft, fruity and easy-drinking, while the finest examples may be full-bodied, concentrated, intense, spicy and ageworthy. But what they all invariably have in common is a fabulous sense of place and lashings of personality and character.

Price: £59.00 (1 in Stock)

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Delaforce Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port

The 1966 Delaforce vintage port is... "Absolutely charming, vibrant cherry fruit and cedar, flowery cognac high notes, spicy, woody depth; lightly sweet, not very complex but remarkably fresh, deliciously fragrant, slender 1966-style, firm but not edgy acidity, lovely resolved tannin, good length. A very good 1966." Celler Tracker, review - posted 2011

Price: £149.00 (9 in Stock)

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Delaforce Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port
Clearance | Low Shoulder | £50

The 1966 Delaforce vintage port is... "Absolutely charming, vibrant cherry fruit and cedar, flowery cognac high notes, spicy, woody depth; lightly sweet, not very complex but remarkably fresh, deliciously fragrant, slender 1966-style, firm but not edgy acidity, lovely resolved tannin, good length. A very good 1966." Celler Tracker, review - posted 2011

Price: £50.00 (2 in Stock)

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Dom Perignon, 1966

Champagne - Brut

"Definitely fully mature champagne. Amber colour with a rather low key nose initially which opened out to something attractive and lightly sherrified nose that really speaks to the jamon iberico we're served at this dinner at Taillevent organised by François Audouze, his 170th wine dinner. Very deep and rich yet dry. Real lift to this wine but it also has a deep, throat- warming finish. There's a note of cheddar on the nose. Very clean and revitalising. Rich and dense." Jancis Robinson

Price: £495.00 (15 in Stock)

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