Our view on the 1979 vintage

1979 was a heterogeneous vintage for Bordeaux wines where, despite a cool and dry summer, the harvest has been the largest since 1934! The Graves (Pessac Leognan) and the Right Bank (Pomerol and Saint Emilion) and certain Grands Crus classified in the Medoc as Margaux have produced very good wines, rich, tannic and with long ageing potential. In white Bordeaux the year is rather weak (lack of maturity) and in Sauternes, the wines are a bit dull because marked by the weakness of the botrytis. In Burgundy, 1979 did not generate the usual very good quality of the last 3 vintages in 9 (1949/1959/1969). The wines are pale and lean in red, but some white Burgundy wines can retain an appeal like the Corton Charlemagne. Beautiful 1979 vintage in Champagne, ith huge ageing potential as some are still very good. The 1979 vintage will also have produced pretty wines to be kept (not to be overlooked) in theSouthernRhone valley (Chateauneuf du Pape) , in Loire (Vouvray) and in Alsace.   

Which 1979 wine to buy? Our 1979 best buying advices

Choose a wine from the 1979 vintage: you can have plenty of pleasure with the beautiful 1st classified growths from the Medoc, a few classified second growths (1979 Chateau Cos Estournel, 1979 Chateau Palmer, 1979 Chateau Pichon Comtesse de Lalande) , or even with 1979 Chateau Lafleur and 1979 Chateau Petrus for 1979 Pomerol wines. For Burgundy wine lovers, it will be necessary to turn to the 1979 Corton Charlemagne. Finally, there are also pretty things to be found in the Southern Rhone sector and in Vouvray (Loire valley).

Would you like to buy a 1979 vintage wine? Are you looking for a 1979 vintage wine as an anniversary gift? Discover our selection of wines, anniversary vintages, and grand crus from 1979 vintage ! At Vins & Millesimes, our wines bottles and 1979 magnums are always 100% in stock, fastly delivered, and at the best price!

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