Wine and Port

The 1980 Vintage

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Our 1980 Wine and Ports can be delivered direct anywhere in the UK. For a small additional charge, the Wine and Port can be packaged in a beautiful, silk-lined wooden presentation box with tasting notes and a personalised message.

About the 1980 vintage

1980 Vintage Port :

The 1980 Port vintage is rated as outstanding and was generally declared vintage. Over time the 1980 Ports have been hugely under-rated book-ended by the great 1977 and large abundant 1983 and 1985 vintages. This vintage is ready now but will continue to develop and keep for decades, making them the perfect 40 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary. An unusually early spring was followed by an extremely dry growing season and sugar readings were on the low side when picking began a week or so later than normal, at the end of September.

1980 Italian :

1980 for Italian wines was a very good year. The wines are generally quite consistent and there are some great Barolo wines from Piedmont. The wines have reached full maturity but will last for a few more years.

1980 Bordeaux :

The 1980 wine vintage produced wines of variable quality from Bordeaux. A very wet, cool year resulted in wines that were light and diluted. Nevertheless, some producers who operated a strict selection policy still managed to produce acceptable wines.