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A sunny September made for a stunning vintage in Bordeaux. It was an outstanding vintage for Red Burgundy. In Portugal a very good vintage was declared but a small production makes bottles very rare. Some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made.


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Terrible weather produced a very poor vintage in Bordeaux. It was also a very poor vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal some outstanding Colheita (Tawny) ports were made, but no vintage ports were declared. The choice for the vintage is vintage Cognac or Armagnac.


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The war caused severe problems for wine producers throughout Europe and any 1940 vintage wines that survive are incredible rare. In Portugal, there was a small, though high quality crop which produced some very good vintage ports.


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1945 was probably the greatest vintage for Bordeaux of the last century with an early harvest yielding magnificent long lasting vintage wines of the highest quality. It was the same story in Burgundy and the Northern Rhone. In Portugal, some of the greatest vintage ports of the last century were made and they are still drinking beautifully.


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1950 was a good vintage in Bordeaux, but not successful in either Burgundy or the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was a small, good vintage of high quality vintage ports produced.


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The 1955 vintage was successful in Bordeaux with an outstanding vintage produced due to a warm sunny summer and welcome showers in September. 1955 was a good vintage for Red Burgundy. It was a very good vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, an outstanding vintage produced some stunning vintage ports which are drinking beautifully.


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A cool summer hindered a good grape harvest in Bordeaux and only the first growth and Grand Cru wines are now drinkable. It was a poor vintage for Red Burgundy and white Burgundy and also in the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, a hot summer led to a very good vintage with all the major port houses declaring. Our wine buyer recommends either Vintage Port, Armagnac or Red Bordeaux wine for this anniversary year.


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Bordeaux had warm and sunny weather that lead to a very good vintage. Burgundy had a good vintage for red wines. It was outstanding in the Northern Cote du Rhone and outstanding in the Southern Cote du Rhone. Champagne has a good vintage, but the supply is very rare. In Portugal, a very dry and hot summer led to an outstanding vintage being produced. Italy had an outstandong year especially for Tuscany.


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A cold wet summer led to an average Bordeaux vintage. It was a good vintage for red Burgunsy but not white Burgundy. It was a good vintage in the Southern Rhone. In Portugal it was a delared year for vinatge port with an abundant good vintage.


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The 1990 vintage in Bordeaux started with a very mild winter, a cool spring and a warm May, leading to early flowering. July and August were the hot and dry and showers in September helped the grapes ripen. The weather produced an outstanding vintage in 1990 and the wines from all the regions in Bordeaux are fantastic with great ageing potential. It was outstanding for the Southern and Northern Rhone. It was outstanding for Red Burgundy and very good for White Burgundy. In Portugal, some good single Quinta vintage ports were made. Champagne had a stunning vintage.


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1995 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux with a mild winter and warm spring. The summer was hot and punctuated by light rains in September. Dry weather lasted well into October, so the grapes remained on the vines longer. Rich and firm wines were made with the wines in St-Julien and Pauillac being the pick of the vintage. A vintage for drinkable wines to be consumed in the short to medium term. 1995 was very successful for Red Burgundy and White Burgundy. It was a good vintage in the North and outstanding in the South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was a single Quinta declaration which produced some very good vintage ports.


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It was a very good vintage in Bordeaux with a wet Spring and a dry and warm summer. An overall very good Bordeaux vintage. 1999 was outstanding for Red Burgundy and very good for White Burgundy. It was an outstanding in the North and a very good vintage in the South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there were some very good single Quinta vintage ports produced. It was also a very good vintage for Champagne.


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2000 was a hugely successful vintage in Bordeaux with the finest vintage wines produced since 1990. After a poor winter and a damp spring and early summer, the sun shone from mid July until mid September. Harvesting lasted until the 11th October. A vintage for drinkable wines to be consumed in the long term. 2000 was very successful for Red Burgundy and excellent for White Burgundy. It was an outstanding vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was an outstanding vintage with some long living vintage ports produced.The Champagne region also produced some good Champagne which are currently drinking beautifully.


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2002 was a good vintage in Bordeaux. It was very good for white Burgundy and good for red Burgundy. It was a very good vintage in the North and in the South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there were some good vintage ports produced. It was also a very good vintage for Champagne.


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2005 was a successful vintage in Bordeaux with a very dry summer and little rain from May until September when showers revieved the drought. A truely superlative vintage for both left and right bank producers. A vintage for drinkable wines to be consumed in the long term. 2005 was very successful for Red Burgundy and outstanding for White Burgundy. It was an outstanding vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal, there was a small, though high quality crop which produced some good vintage ports. The Champagne region also produced some very good Champagne which is drinking beautifully.


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The 2010 vintage in Bordeaux was an outstanding year with perfect growing conditions throughout the year. 2010 was an outstanding vintage for White and red Burgundy It was also an outstanding vintage in the North and South of the Cote du Rhone. In Portugal a very good vintage was declared. The Champagne region also produced some very good Champagne which is drinking beautifully. It was also a very good vintage in Italy for red wines.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes and a list of notable events that happened in that year. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes and a list of notable events that happened in that year. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes and a list of notable events that happened in that year. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes and a list of notable events that happened in that year. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes and a list of notable events that happened in that year. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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At vintagewinegifts.co.uk we want your gift to be special and we now, FREE OF CHARGE, include a colour gift card with all orders placed on our website. The gift card includes your message, the tasting and storage notes and a list of notable events that happened in that year. If you wish to place your own handwritten message, just leave the gift message space in the checkout clear and we will still send the card so you can write your own personal message.


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