Vintage Port

Click title to see more details

CSV
Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Size Price Note Rating
Vintage Port 1863 Taylors Single Harvest Port 1 Bottle 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£1,800
  • The 1863 has not been topped up to our knowledge and the records from W&K also do not record any. It was kept in two casks in a locked cage at their warehouse in Serpa Pinto here in Gaia. This wine was the great pride and joy of the Falcao Carneiro family and they only decided to release it having seen the success of Scion. Jose Falcao Carneiro is a very serious person and I believe that the special point about this wine was that it came from 1863 whereas the Weise & Krohn was founded in 1865. So the wine may well have been among the first that was purchased by the company's founders. Certainly the lodge where it was kept has been rented by W&K since 1880. The wine is very dense with the very developed rim of olive color, which is always the indication of a very old tawny. It is also viscous with residual sugar at 224-grams per liter. The Baume is 10.3 and the pH is 3.53. Lead levels are high at 330 parts per billion but this would be expected from old Ports due to movement through brass fitting in the old days."" So we must doff our caps and bow before a fortified wine that never fully relinquished its flush of youth. If the Scion was Katherine Hepburn, this is Jane Russell. The 1863 Tawny is a Port from another time and another world, but whose pleasure is with us today.

    Score: 98 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014

    Dark brown with some gold hue and a bright orange rim to the color. It shows intense aromas of brown sugar, toffee and lime peel. Some meat and walnuts too. Full-bodied, very sweet and thick. It's like syrup yet fresh, bright and tangy. Amazing power and richness shows the ripeness and heat of the vintage. Stunning old port aged more than a century and a half in old oak barrels. Bottled this year. An extraordinary experience tasting this. 1863 was one of the greatest vintages ever and before phylloxera destroyed the European tasting.

    Score: 99 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, October 2015

    The 1863 Colheita is from “the last great harvest in the Douro before phylloxera, a disease that destroyed the vineyards across Europe in the 19th century, had begun [causing major damage],” said Van Zeller. Recently, I reviewed a 1934 Niepoort, which in its own right is a stunning, dense and intense Colheita that would be a fine bargain alternative (if you think $1,000 is a bargain). This 1863 reminded me of that in some respects with its dark, old wood nuances and its intense, concentrated flavors and bouquet. There, the comparison tends to end, however. This has far less depth and pure power, but far more harmony. Simply, it is a complete wine. Don't even dare to think of it as a half dead relic. It is anything but. It opened soft, with a sensual texture that simply said "sex appeal" from start to finish. Cloaked in velvet and remarkably caressing, it is an old tawny that surely shows its age, although certainly not in a negative way. It simply has the feel of healthy maturity honestly acquired over time. It seemed a little reticent otherwise on opening, although sweet and juicy. The mid-palate showed some wood and still delicious fruit with a dark demeanor. I loved its complexity as well as its sensuality. It was a huge winner, but it truly sealed the deal the next day. I retasted the remnants a little cooler, pulling it out around 45F and allowing it to warm to the low to mid-50sF. I thought it drank best there, a bit colder than my normal optimum (of around 60-63F). The wine reinforced something that I noted the day before, but did not obsess about the first time around--the classically powerful bouquet. I sat it down on a table about 3 feet from my chair. It was pretty glorious in a cool, drafty room. It was simply astonishing how lively and intense this ancient wine ultimately showed. Every drop of this I touched would cause the heavily concentrated aromas to linger indefinitely---on my teeth, my hands, my lips.(Gratuitous and Obvious Tip Department: Don't try tasting this and then going to a table wine tasting!) If it did not seem quite as intense in that regard as, say, the Niepoort, it held its own amazingly well, notwithstanding the extra 70+ years of age. The flavor medley seemed especially complex on Day 2, leaning more to treacle and hickory smoked molassess, but the marvel was how mouthwateringly juicy it was on the finish, the acidity cutting through the wood and the fruit and dramatically enlivening this. This simply deserves all the plaudits you can give it. ***This wine was known as "Wiese & Krohn 1863 Colheita" when Mark Squires tasted it***

    Score: 100 Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, March 2013

Tasting Notes
100
Vintage Port 1963 Dow's 8 Bottle 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£155
Vintage Port 1963 Taylor's 1 Bottle Mag
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£485
  • Wine Journal
    May 2008 Neal Martin 96 Drink N/A $365-$450
    A much more youthful colour compared to the -60, the nose is very well defined, feminine, almost floral with notes of wild strawberry, smoke, tobacco, Clementine and leather. Yet it does not quite have the breeding I was expecting, something more transparent when contrasting against the -45 or the -48. The palate is silky and harmonious with filigree tannins, notes of strawberry, cherry and liquorices leading to a more structured fig-tinge finish. The palate is more compelling than the nose and it has great length. I would actually give this more time in bottle, something tells me it would like to reach half-a-century! Tasted November 2007.

Tasting Notes
96
Vintage Port 1967 Taylor's Very Old Single Harvest - owc 6x75 3 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£750
  • This draws you in, with aromas of warm halva and toasted pistachio giving way to a wide range of buckwheat, toasted sesame, walnut husk, menthol and licorice root notes that refuse to break down in the mouth. Exhibits remarkable length, with ample viscosity matched by steely tension, putting this in rarefied air. Drink now. 580 cases made

    Score: 98

    James Molesworth, Wine Spectator 28 February 2017

Tasting Notes
98
Vintage Port 1977 Warre's 9 Bottle 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£75
  • This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre

Tasting Notes
92
Vintage Port 1983 Gould Campbell - owc 2 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£395
Vintage Port 1983 Dows - owc 1 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£490
  • This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977.The 1983 is rich, concentrated, very fruity, and magnificently perfumed, suggesting that it is going to mature early, long before the 1977

Tasting Notes
90
Vintage Port 1985 Taylor's - owc 3 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£575
Vintage Port 1991 Vesuvio - owc 1 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£395£345
  • The 1991's impressive color and flashy nose of pepper, spice, earth, black truffles, and black fruits, suggest a developed, forward character. Medium to full-bodied, with significant tannin and moderate sweetness, this 1991, although impressive, was almost overwhelmed in a blind, peer group tasting by some of the more rich and concentrated examples. Already approachable, give the 1991 5-7 years of cellaring and drink it over the next 20-25.

Tasting Notes
89
Vintage Port 1994 Graham - owc 1 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£460
  • In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035.

Tasting Notes
96
Vintage Port 2003 Taylor's 2 Case 75cl
For information only. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and may be up to 1 hour old.
Close
Convert Price£555
  • The 2003 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port improved each time I raised it to my nose or mouth. It displays a black color and a salty, graphite-laced nose packed with sweet black fruits that is reminiscent of a stellar vintage of Chateau Latour. With air, notes of molasses, burnt sugar, spices, and jammy plums emanate from the glass. Full-bodied, hugely dense, immensely rich, as well as thick, this behemoth is also amazingly balanced and harmonious. Raisins, molasses, licorice, black cherries, plums, and a distinctive note of violets are found in its complex, seamless character. Its interminable finish reveals additional notes of chocolate, kirsch, red as well as black currants, dark cherries, and rose blossoms. Armed with exceptional power, depth, and purity, this Taylor will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest ever crafted by the Fladgate Partnership. Projected maturity: 2035-2060. Score: 98+

Tasting Notes
98
CSV