wines for anniversary vintages
Abundant, but mediocre harvest. Bad weather in Bordeaux affected the harvest significantly in both red and white vineyards. Poor wines, lacking in maturity.
Best wines from the vintage 1963:
Extraordinary wines: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1963
Outstanding wines: Graham Vintage Port 1963
Great wines: Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 1963, Penfolds grange 1963
In Bordeaux, the vintage 1973 was abundant and heterogeneous.
Reds (Bordeaux): agreeable, very supple. Should be drunk.
Whites (Bordeaux): healthy and pleasant, rather insipid and thin. Should be consumed.
Best wines from the vintage 1973:
Outsanding wines: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1973
Great wines: Bollinger RD 1973
Very good wines: Petrus 1973, Penfolds grange 1973, Vega Sicilia Unico 1973
Best wines from the vintage 1983:
Extraordinary wines: Guigal La Mouline 1983.
Outsanding wines: Guigal La Landonne 1983, Château Palmer 1983, Montrachet 1983 domaine de la Romanée Conti, Quintarelli Recioto Gran Riserva 1983, Château Margaux 1983, Château d’Yquem 1983.
Great wines: Château Le Pin 1983, Châteauneuf du Pape Rayas 1983, Chevalier Montrachet domaine Leflaive 1983, Corton Charlemagne 1983 domaine Bonneau Matray, Bonnes Mares 1983 G. Roumier.
In Bordeaux, the vintage 1993 is a good vintage in particular in Pomerol. The reds are intense and deeply coloured wines that are well balanced and structured, with harmonious tannins. Good evolution but cellaring must be closely monitored.
Best wines from the vintage 1993:
Extraordinary wines: Domaine Leroy Vosne Romanée les Brulées 1993, Domaine Leroy Romanée St Vivant 1993, Domaine Claude et Maurice Dugat Griotte Chambertin 1993, Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes 1993.
Outstanding wines: Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1993, Marcassin Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 1993, Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Bèze 1993.
In Bordeaux, the vintage 2003 is one of the most irregular vintage. Indeed, there are several dozen of remarquably great wines that will be considered legendary for the next 50 to 60 years, but inconsistency is the rule. The less sucessuful wines are in Pomerol and they need to be consumed in their first 15 years. Sauternes enjoyed another fine vintage but below the vintage 2001.
Best wines from the vintage 2003 :
Extraordinary wines: Hermitage Chave 2003, Château Latour 2003, Château Lafite-Rothschild 2003, Château Ausone 2003, Domaine de la Romanée Conti la Tache 2003, Château Montrose 2003.
Outstanding wines: Chambertin 2003 domaine Dugat-Py, Clos Fourtet 2003, Château Angélus 2003, Château Pavie-Decesse 2003, Musigny 2003 Louis Jadot.
Best wines from the vintage 2013 :
Extraordinary wines: L'ermita Alvaro Palacios 2013, Ermitage l'Ermite (blanc) 2013, Clos Erasmus 2013, Harlan Estate 2013.
Outstanding wines: Dominus 2013, Tua Rita Redagaffi 2013, Messorio Le Macchiole 2013, Opus One 2013, Screaming Eagle, Solaia 2013, Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo Gaja 2013, Hermitage (blanc) Chave 2013, Cepparello Isole e Olena 2013, La Romanée Grand Cru 2013 Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Monte Bello Ridge 2013.
In this section, you will find a wide choice of gift ideas for a birthday for the 60 or 70 years.
Do not hesitate to contact us also if you are looking for a specific bottle of this vintage. We will be happy to help you find this bottle.
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