A Wine Journey Through Time

In honor of World Emoji Day 2019, we’re throwing it back to this incredible vintage journey spanning 1961 to 2017, brought to you by the Delectable community’s Wine Emoji Master, Chris England. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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


🗞 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
— 2 years ago

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Chris England

Chris England

@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


🗞 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 👨‍⚕️
— 2 years 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


🗞 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 🙂
— 2 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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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 🍷


Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1962


🗞 🇺🇸 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
— 2 years 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


🗞 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
— 2 years 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


🗞 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
— 2 years ago

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

Chris England

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


Barolo Nebbiolo 1963


🗞 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
— 2 years ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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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


🗞 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
— 2 years 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

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 Red Bordeaux Blend 1967


🗞 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
— 2 years ago

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Vieux Château Certan

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1970


🗞 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 😛
— 2 years 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. 🍷