Old and rare wine bottles are often irreplaceable.
Vintage wines are much sought-after by collectors and amateurs.
As years go, vintage wines developed themselves toward more balanced in which the terroir and the winemaker skills can be fully expressed.
The most interesting vintages of the seventies for wine collectors are:
Bordeaux: 1970 - A very good year. Abundant quantity.
Deep developed colour. A powerful bouquet with aromas of leather and cedar wood. A very fresh attack in the mouth. Smooth in the mouth with tannin clearly present. Good sinewy finish with refreshing acidity. May still be kept for several years.
Italy: 1970 - A very good year. A wine with great perfume, body and size, silky, with a superb balance, exceptional structure.
Bordeaux: 1971 - A very good year. Small quantity.
An intense, developed colour. Good imposing aromas of floral delicacy. Very gentle attack in the mouth. Pleasantly silky with a discreet tender finish. To be drunk now.
Italy: 1971 - A very good year. Well balanced in the mouth with melting, elegant tannins. A wonderfully deep, concentrated wine. Superb balance and structure, exceptionally silky, intense perfume, great elegance.
Bordeaux: 1975 - A very good year. Average quantity.
Intense, rather well developed colour. Rich heady aromas of spices and leather. A very firm attack in the mouth developing into a tight-knit structure with a certain austerity. To be drunk now.
Italy: 1975 - A very good year. A wine with gentle perfume, well balanced body and size, agreeable, elegant.
Bordeaux: 1978 - A very good year. Average quantity.
A deep well-developed colour. Discreet bouquet with aromas of preserves. Firm attack in the mouth developing into a tight-knit structure with a certain austerity. A wonderfully aromatic finish. To be drunk now.
Italy: 1978 - A very good year. A powerful wine, strong structure, intrigue, superb balance, longevity and rich aromas.
Italy: 1979 - A very good year. A wine with a superb balance, a wine of great perfume, full-bodied and size, elegant.
Fine rare wine of 1971, 1977, 1975, 1974, 1978