Vintage Port

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Region Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Vintage Port 1924 Warre 1 Bottle 75cl £1,100£950
Vintage Port 1963 Dow's 1 Bottle 75cl £150£135
Vintage Port 1969 Graham's Single Harvest Tawny Port 2 Case 4 75cl £850
  • Rating

    91

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Aug 2014

    Source

    214, The Wine Advocate

    The 1969 Single Harvest Tawny is a small release of just six casks. Despite being older than the 1982, here it actually exhibits more intensity on the nose with leather, mandarin, white pepper, chlorophyll and lightly oxidative aromas. The palate is very well-balanced and focused, with a pleasant viscosity and a lightly honeyed, walnut and balsamic-tinged finish. This is a little gem. Drink now.

     

Tasting Notes
91
Vintage Port 1977 Croft 1 Case 12 75cl £790£750
Vintage Port 1977 Fonseca 1 Case 12 75cl £1,695
  • Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age. The 1977 has developed magnificently in the bottle, and while it clearly needs another decade to reach its summit, it is the best Fonseca since the 1970 and 1963.

Tasting Notes
93
Vintage Port 1995 Taylor's Vargellas Vinha Velha 1 Case 3 75cl £360
Vintage Port 1997 Quinta do Noval Nacional 1 Bottle 75cl £800
  • Rating

    96

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2014 - 2045

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2014

    Source

    212, The Wine Advocate

    The Quinta Do Noval Nacional 1997 has a fragrant bouquet that boasts more delineation than the Vintage Noval, although it demonstrates approximately the same degree of vigour. There is a fine mineral component on the nose with macerated dark cherries, hoisin, cigar box and dried fig that seem to multiply exponentially with vigor. The palate is elegant on the entry with supple rounded tannins, well-judged acidity and purity, building gently in the mouth from its understated entry towards its peacock tail of mulberry, clove and raisin towards the finish. This is a step up from the 1994 Nacional, though if you want to split hairs, it does not possess the mind-boggling complexity of later vintages. However, it does purr with class. Drink now-2045.

Tasting Notes
97
Vintage Port 2000 Croft 2 Case 12 75cl £390
Vintage Port 2007 Graham's 1 Case 12 75cl £415
  • Rating

    97

    Release Price

    $90

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2050

    Reviewed by

    Jay S Miller

    Issue Date

    27th Feb 2010

    Source

    187, The Wine Advocate

    A candidate for wine of the vintage, the 2007 Graham’s Vintage Port is complete in every way. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up an ethereal perfume of smoke, mineral, Asian spices, incense, an amalgam of ripe black fruits, and a hint of chocolate in the background. This leads to a dense, super-rich, plush, opulent wine that hides its structure under all the fruit. Vibrant, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally lengthy, it will easily age for another 25-30 years in the cellar and drink well through 2050, probably longer. It is a tour de force.

Tasting Notes
97
Vintage Port 2007 Warre 1 Case 12 75cl £415
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $73

    Drink Date

    2010 - 2050

    Reviewed by

    Jay S Miller

    Issue Date

    27th Feb 2010

    Source

    187, The Wine Advocate

    The 2007 Warre Vintage Port is one of the stars of the vintage. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an expressive bouquet of Asian spices, incense, lavender, blackberry, and fruitcake. Plush on the palate with outstanding volume, it exhibits a sense of elegance as well as power. Savory flavors, plenty of structure for the long haul, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish suggests two decades of cellaring are in order. This superb effort should still be drinking well in 2050.  

Tasting Notes
93
Vintage Port 2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional 2 Bottle 75cl £1,250
  • Rating

    100

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2060

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2014

    Source

    212, The Wine Advocate

    The 2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional has an entrancing bouquet that unfolds with time. It is extraordinarily concentrated with black currant pastilles, baked earth, a touch of terracotta and bay leaf that gains more dimension with time. Yet there is undeniable purity and elegance here, a seductive chorus of aromas perfectly in tune. The palate has a wondrous symmetry and focus, perfect acidity and immense purity. Everything here is so precise and at the same time, unassuming, as if this Nacional is aware of its breeding without the impulse to brag about it. It has closed down just a little since last year, but I take this as a positive sign that this legendary Nacional will delight for decades rather than years. This is the kind of elixir that leaves you speechless – surely the finest Nacional since the ethereal 1963. Drink 2020-2060. Tasted January 2014.

Tasting Notes
100
Vintage Port 2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional 4 Case 3 75cl £3,750
  • Rating

    100

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2020 - 2060

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    30th Apr 2014

    Source

    212, The Wine Advocate

    The 2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional has an entrancing bouquet that unfolds with time. It is extraordinarily concentrated with black currant pastilles, baked earth, a touch of terracotta and bay leaf that gains more dimension with time. Yet there is undeniable purity and elegance here, a seductive chorus of aromas perfectly in tune. The palate has a wondrous symmetry and focus, perfect acidity and immense purity. Everything here is so precise and at the same time, unassuming, as if this Nacional is aware of its breeding without the impulse to brag about it. It has closed down just a little since last year, but I take this as a positive sign that this legendary Nacional will delight for decades rather than years. This is the kind of elixir that leaves you speechless – surely the finest Nacional since the ethereal 1963. Drink 2020-2060. Tasted January 2014.

Tasting Notes
100
Vintage Port 2016 Warre's 8 Case 12 75cl £520
  • The 2016 Warre’s Vintage Port was picked from 19 September, the harvest took 10 days longer than usual in order to gain optimal ripeness. It has a tightly-wound but compelling bouquet with intense black fruit laced with clove, nutmeg and touches of smoke. This is a Warre’s with great precision and detail. The palate is sheer class: saturated ripe tannin that belie the structure underneath. There is a symmetry about this Vintage Port and a tension that keeps you returning for more. Wow. This is one of the finest Warre’s that I have tasted at declaration. Bravo! Production is 4,250 cases. Drink 2026 - 2070.
    Score: 94 Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2018

    Very complex with dried flowers and roses. Full-bodied, very layered and tightly wound. Chewy and powerful. Firm and off-dry. Needs five or six years to soften. Beauty. Try in 2024.
    Score: 96 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2018
     

Tasting Notes
96
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