A poor year for the Oporto ports.
1949 wine exibits a good vintage for most of the Italian regions. The long lived Barolos are still drinking well today.
The finest 1949 wines are still in full blossom displaying remarkable richness and concentration. This is one of the quartet of remarkable vintages of the late 1940's - 1949, 1948, 1947 and 1945!