What is a 1972 Bordeaux wine?

Bordeaux 1972 wines are generally characterised by having good colour, with dryness and high acidity. However, the style was for early drinking and very few examples exist today. The growing season was difficult with the grape development held back by inclement weather – this did not allow the grapes to fully ripen by harvest time.

What were the wine-regions like in 1972?

Both New Zealand and California were very much still establishing themselves as wine-regions, although 1972 saw the foundation and establishment of what would turn out to be some of California’s finest and most reputable wineries. Overall, the 1972 vintage was a let-down for most of the established wine world.

Is 1972 a good year for Port wine?

A good vintage that was not declared, some vintage port and single quintas were produced in this year. Port wines from 1972 are now fully mature but well stored examples will last for many years more, making them a great 50 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

What happened to the 1972 vintage of Champagne?

Sadly, much of the 1972 vintage suffered from an extremely poor growing season, particularly in Europe. In France, Bordeaux, Sauternes, Beaujolais, Champagne, the Loire and Alsace all endured a markedly poor year due to relentless rain, and few wines of any note were made.

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What does a wine score of 60 mean?

In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine. 60-69 A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors. 50-59 A wine deemed to be unacceptable.

Is 1981 a good year for wine?

The 1981 vintage ranged in quality, with many regions producing excellent wines, but few stood out as truly exceptional. In France, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Loire, Alsace and the Rhône Valley all enjoyed good years but the vintage for Sauternes and Champagne was lackluster and downright poor for Burgundy.

What is a good rating for a wine?

In short, these are terrific wines. 80-89 A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws. 70-79 An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.

What kind of wine is 1981 bodegas?

1981 Bodegas Montecillo Seleccion Especial Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa The 1981 vintage ranged in quality, with many regions producing excellent wines, but few stood out as truly exceptional.

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Where did 2017’s best wine come from?

Overall, U.S. wines account for one-third of our class of 2017, with California leading the way. The 2015 vintage in France resulted in a strong presence from the Rhône Valley, Loire Valley and Burgundy. The Italian contingent hails from nine different regions.

What are the best wines to drink during the holidays?

Consumption spikes during the holiday season–duh, but it is worth noting that last year alone we guzzled almost 239 million bottles from the week of Thanksgiving through the week of Christmas (data from Josh Cellars Wine via Nielsen). Reds and red blends are most popular and they dominate my list of the ten best for 2017.