1949 wine Rivesaltes

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Rivesaltes, Domaine Prieure du Monastir del Camp vintage 1949 wine, a 70th birthday gift idea. The wine will carry high alcoholic level at 17% so the wine will last for well over 70 years, the wine is packed in a wooden box

RIVESALTES 1949 wine a 70th birthday gift idea

Tasting for the 1949 wine
The 1949 Rivesaltes wine  has an elegant bouquet with beautiful scents of ripe strawberry, orange zest, burnt toffee and licorice. It shows superb clarity and demonstrates a little more intensity than the 1945. The palate is medium-bodied and feels quite thick in the mouth. Strong licorice aromas form the basis of this Vin Doux Naturel with a slight viscosity on the honeyed, sandalwood-infused finish. This is one of the best offerings at the moment and comes highly recommended. Drink now-2025+,  Score: 94 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (212), May 2014

Drink 2014-2030
Bright fox red with yellow rim. Mid fox red. Lightish and simpler than some. Great vitality and freshness. Smells of butter and butterscotch. Racy and transparent. Just a little astringent on the finish. 17.5%

Score: 17.5 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2014

You can upgrade to the box with attachments and 1949 sixpence wine stopper

Rivesaltes, Domaine Prieure du Monastir del Camp vintage 1949 wine

One of the most extraordinary tastings recently has been of 1949 wine from  Rivesaltes Vin Doux Naturels from 2000 to 1933. These naturally sweet fortified wines from 16% to 17.5% abv, were unearthed by Montpellier based oenologue Philippe Gayral. They are still in cask, to be bottled under his brand L'Archiviste. In 1950, 60 million litres of Rivesaltes VDN were drunk in France; today just 1 million. Soon they will cease to exist. One or two bottles are a must for every cellar.

Score: 94 Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, July 2014

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