A Wine Journey Through Time

Take a journey through time with Delectable community member Chris England as he pours a wine for every vintage from 1961 to 2017. Each tasting note includes a reminder of the year's headlining news, hit music and movies, memorable quotes and key stats. Bon vin-age!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1961

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣1️⃣

🗞 USSR in 🚀, Amnesty International, Upside down year! Berlin Wall 🚧
🎵 Stand by Me, Blue Moon, Hit the Road Jack
🎥 101 Dalmatians, West Side Story
🗣 Yabba Dabba Doo
🌍 3,09B

Fab @ £139 & still alive 57 years on in a Zalto Burg!

🍷 Garnet bricked cherry

👃 Dusty smoked sherry w/ muted cherry, vanilla whiff & burnt oak chards

👄 Med body of smooth balsamic infused sweet & sour cherry w/ earthy liquorice tones

🎯 Long earthy balsamic cherry creamy burnt coffee linger
— 6 months ago

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Chris England

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@Weijie Shi a fab experience 👍 some crazy ones coming as I count up to 2018 😁
Peter van den Besselaar

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I am jealous...
Chris England

Chris England

@Peter van den Besselaar it sure was a special treat 😁🍷

Tenuta Carretta

Barbera d'Alba 1965

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣5️⃣

🗞 Corned beef sandwich smuggled onto Gemini 3, RIP Winston, New 🇨🇦 flag
🎵 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
🎥 The Sound of Music, A Clockwork Orange
🗣 Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health
🌍 3.33B

A £49 Barbera that I didn’t think would be alive 😁 it wasn’t 🤪

🍷 Clear orange brown 😜

👃 Oxidized burnt sherry 😷

👄 Tart med body of sour cherry 👎

🎯 I didn’t swallow to find out but it left a long acidic aftertaste - doctor 👨‍⚕️
— 6 months ago

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Chris England

Chris England

@Phil A a place I love & lived for 6 months - nearly moved there 😎
Ben Dalton

Ben Dalton

A Clockwork Orange is 1971...
Chris England

Chris England

@Ben Dalton actually it should say Vinyl which was the original Clockwork Orange in 65 but yes you’re right the one we all know was 71 👍

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1969

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣9️⃣

🗞 Man On 🌙, 'F word' on 🇺🇸 TV
🎵 Suspicious Minds, Leaving on a Jet Plane
🎥 Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The 🇮🇹 Job
🗣 That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind
🌍 3.591B

Divine 49yr old beauty @ £235

🍇 48% CS, 45% Mer & 7% CF

🍷 Garnet brick ruby

👃 Gravel, pencil lead, soot, faded black fruits, soggy earth, old leather, herbs, dried meats & smoke

👄 Med smooth body of earthy berry/cherry w/ a mocha liquorice tone

🎯 Long mineral charred black fruit mocha 🙂
— 6 months ago

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Congrats Chris, you found ánd drank this gem!
Chris England

Chris England

@Peter van den Besselaar a true treat to enjoy a bottled part of history 👍 have a fab weekend 🍷

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 1962

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣2️⃣

🗞 🇺🇸 in 🚀, RIP Marilyn, 1st trans-Atlantic TV
🎵 The Twist, Monster Mash, Big Girls Don’t Cry
🎥 How the West was Won, Dr No
🗣 Heeeere’s Johnnny!
🌍 3.137B

I can't believe this 56 year old wine @ £180 is still alive (just!)

🍷Garnet orange red with thick brick edge

👃An old tawny port / sherry w/ prunes & dates through oxidised charred cherry w/ burnt tobacco & earthy tones

👄 Med body of tart smooth dirty earthy cherry w/ balsamic tones

🎯 Long long dirty tart cherry linger
— 6 months ago

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Chris England

Chris England

@Sharon B I’m counting up to 2018 so many more to go 😉 thanks for your kind comments 😁🍷
Bret Barker

Bret Barker

Whoa nelly! Great stuff. You need an assistant?? Will work for wine
Chris England

Chris England

@Bret Barker 🤣😂🤣 love it 👍🍷

Château Cantenac Brown

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1966

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣6️⃣

🗞 Calculator $1,000, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ⚽️🏆, Luna 9 & Surveyor 1 🌓
🎵 I’m a Believer, Wild Thing, Good Vibrations
🎥 Alfie, Born Free, The Good the Bad & the Ugly
🗣 Beam me up Scotty
🌍 3.401B

I didn’t expect this £120 Margaux to be alive & whilst it showed more than expected, it was still past enjoyable drinking 😟

🍷 Garnet ruby

👃 Gravel, pencil lead, burnt smoked oak, herbs, faded cherry & blackberry

👄 Med body of tart red burnt cherry

🎯 Med+ burnt cherry dry balsamic vinegar tone
— 6 months ago

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Kandi R

Kandi R

Thats a bloody shame!
Kandi R

Kandi R

(That the wine was past enjoyable drinking i mean)
Chris England

Chris England

@Kandi R tge risk you take with oldies but out of the 1961 - 2017 only 5 we’re dead 👍🍷

Bodegas Valoria

Gran Reserva Viña Valoria Tempranillo Blend 1968

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣8️⃣

🗞 M.L.King 🔫, 747 ✈️, Apollo 8 orbits 🌓
🎵 What a wonderful 🌎, Hey Jude, Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay
🎥 2001, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bullitt
🗣 Book 'em Dano
🌍 3.52B

£72 for a newly bottled 50yr old wine! One for oak lovers 😁

🍷 Garnet red w/ brick

👃Rich smokey oak, spiced peppered cherry, red berries, vanilla & earthy leather w/ meat & herbs

👄 Med body of ultra smooth creamy dark ripe cherry & cocoa covered prune w/ vanilla

🎯 Long dark cocoa cherry creamy oaky linger
— 6 months ago

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Juan Pablo Perez

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Time capsule of 1960’s wines ???
Chris England

Chris England

@Juan Pablo Perez I’m doing 1961 to 2018 😁👍

Or.Fe.Vi.

Barolo Nebbiolo 1963

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣3️⃣

🗞 I have a dream, JFK 🔫, Beatlemania 🎶
🎵 Blue Velvet, Our day will come, She loves you
🎥 Cleopatra, The Birds, The Great Escape
🗣 Exterminate!
🌍 3.211B

Fab £139 55yr old Barolo!

🍷 Bricked garnet red

👃 Damp dusty cellar, mashed cherry, campfire, earthy truffle, prune potpourri, balsamic, sherry & red currant

👄 Med body of tart yet smooth red cherry w/ an earthy sweet red berry liquorice tone & filtered mocha follow through

🎯 Short+ earthy light mocha grounds & red cherry fizzle
— 6 months ago

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Don’t tell me 1964 is next? 😅
Chris England

Chris England

@Peter van den Besselaar Yep all the way to 2018 😁🍷

Bodegas Faustino

Tinto Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1964

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣4️⃣

🗞 Nelson Mandela jailed for life, Mariner 4 to Mars, M.L.King Peace Prize
🎵 I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You
🎥 Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, A Fistful of 💵
🗣 A martini. Shaken, not stirred
🌍 3.27B

Lovely £110 54yr old Faustino 1 oozing with life!

🍷 Garnet red w/ thin brick

👃 Smokey herby musty spiced cherry w/ balsamic, caramel, leather, leaves & cocoa tones

👄 Med smooth body of silky cherry w/ a touch of mocha, balsamic & chewy molasses

🎯 Med cherry & balsamic soft linger
— 6 months ago

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Kandi R

Kandi R

And i too am absolutely living the new lil history blurbs uve added to ur reviews! Kudos!
Kandi R

Kandi R

Loving*
Chris England

Chris England

@Kandi R thanks so much 😊 my oldest Wine was a 1961 & I thought it would be fun to do 1961-2018 so I used 5-6 sellers to fill the gaps 😁 glad you’re enjoying 👍🍷😎

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1967

1️⃣9️⃣6️⃣7️⃣

🗞 1st ❤️ transplant, 1st 🇬🇧 🛰, 1st ATM
🎵 All you need is love, Respect, I’m a believer
🎥 The Jungle Book, The Graduate
🗣 Because I’m worth it
🌍 3.463B

Just barely hanging in there @ £89 but enjoyable 😁

🍷 Garnet cherry brown

👃 Damp cellar of burnt smoky oaky cherry & musty faint dark berry in soggy earth w/ vegetive, menthol, mineral, prune & balsamic tones

👄 Med touch tart body of cherry & berry faded fruit w/ a touch of cocoa & liquorice

🎯 Med earthy liquorice cherry finish
— 6 months ago

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Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1970

1️⃣9️⃣7️⃣0️⃣

🗞 Concorde, ❌ Beatles, Apollo 13, Floppy Disk
🎵 Rubber Ducky You're The One, Bridge Over Troubled Water, ABC
🎥 Airport, The Aristocats, M*A*S*H
🗣 It's not easy being green, It’s the real thing
🌍 3.657B

My fav Pom @ £150 but past it’s prime 😜 Burnt oxidised sherry & over aged tawny port in a dark garnet colour but that’s about all it had - luckily more VCC to come for 79 & 98 😁 The cork was intact, clean & wine clear so not a faulty Wine just oxidised darn it! OK but not enjoyable for me 😛
— 5 months ago

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Chris England

Chris England

@David T 🙇‍♂️👏👍
Kandi R

Kandi R

@David T that was absolutely informative and highly appreciated! Thanks so much for the detailed reply :) i dont have a proper wine fridge so ill be getting a thermometer to see what temp my cabinet with my wine rack is
David T

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@Kandi R Welcome. Glad you found it useful. Cheers. 🍷