1945 Vintage Port Vintage Report

The 1945 port vintage was the first end-of-war vintage. It was a superb quality five star vintage, although the quantity was small. 22 shippers declared 1945 port vintage with Cockburn being the only major abstention. The ports are now very rare but are still drinking well today.

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Croft Port, 1945


Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled - Mid-shoulder
Description: A much deeper colour than the ’42 as one would expect. Quite limpid for a 62-year old with a lovely, elegant nose of ginger, leather, figs, almond and black cherries in the background. Very refined with a sedate feel to it. The palate is just sublime with perfect acidity, rich and decadent for Croft and in a sense, riper than the ’35 thanks to the Indian summer? Powerful, spicy and almost decadent towards the finish with wild honey, heather, fig, raisin and liquorice. Very long – this ’45 flirts with perfection. A gorgeous ’45 port.
Price: £795.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Massandra , 1945

Massandra , 1945


Masandra ALUPKA White Port Sothebys Massandra Collection
Description: Sothebys Massandra Collection

The wineries in Massandra were built during the reign of Czar Nicholas II. During the process, wine caves were constructed beneath the city. This “personal wine cellar” of the Czar contained tens of thousands of bottles. These caves survived the Russian Revolution, both World Wars, the fall of Communism, and Yakov Smirnoff. In 1990, about 13,000 of these bottles – never before available in the West – were put to auction.
Price: £395.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Massandra , 1945

Massandra , 1945


Massandra SUROZH White Port Sothebys Massandra Collection (Includes Original Box as illustrated)
Description: Sothebys Massandra Collection

The wineries in Massandra were built during the reign of Czar Nicholas II. During the process, wine caves were constructed beneath the city. This “personal wine cellar” of the Czar contained tens of thousands of bottles. These caves survived the Russian Revolution, both World Wars, the fall of Communism, and Yakov Smirnoff. In 1990, about 13,000 of these bottles – never before available in the West – were put to auction
Price: £495.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Massandra , 1945

Massandra , 1945


Massandra ALUPKA White Port Sothebys Massandra Collection (Includes Original Box as illustrated)
Description: Sothebys Massandra Collection

The wineries in Massandra were built during the reign of Czar Nicholas II. During the process, wine caves were constructed beneath the city. This “personal wine cellar” of the Czar contained tens of thousands of bottles. These caves survived the Russian Revolution, both World Wars, the fall of Communism, and Yakov Smirnoff. In 1990, about 13,000 of these bottles – never before available in the West – were put to auction
Price: £495.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Massandra , 1945

Massandra , 1945


South Coast Rose Muscat (Presented in an Oak Box as pictured)
Description: This fortified wine was part of the Massandra collection offered by Sothebys.
Price: £495.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Niepoort Port, 1945

Niepoort Port, 1945


Vintage Port
Description: A rare example of the Niepoort 1945 Vintage.

Rated 97 points from the Wine Spectator (in 1990)… 'Another Port shipper once mistook this extraordinary wine for one 15 years younger. It is very youthful, with caressing sweet fruit flavors. Medium garnet with a ruby center, blackberry, black pepper and smoke aromas, medium-bodied, with sweet blackberry.'

Voted as the best of the Niepoort vintages by thePortForum.com - Review: 60% opaque, red. Wonderful mature VP, still with structure. Mint and cherry, though fruit fading. Fabulous. Widely acclaimed, and overwhelmingly voted, wine of the ni
Price: £1695.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1945

Fonseca Port, 1945


Vintage Port
Description: Renowned as one of the great Port producers, Fonseca's vintage wine is among the best in virtually every widely declared vintage. The house style is flamboyantly rich, even exotic, and the wines are usually sweeter and fuller in body than those from most other producers.

The 1945 Fonseca is a top wine from one of the top vintages of the 20th century, a hot year with low yield. In the glass, the gorgeous wine has bittersweet chocolate on the aroma as well as surprising fruit; a dollop of chocolate permeated the array of flavors while the tannic structure was richer and rounder than the Taylor ’48.
Price: £1645.00 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1945

Graham Port, 1945


Vintage Port
Description: Wine Legends by Decanter magazine: Graham’s Vintage Port 1945.
Tasting Notes

Graham's 1945 is consistently, in my experience, the best of that magnificent vintage. ... The 1945 was fully mature, amber rim, pungent yet fragrant, still sweet, fabulous flavour and interminable length. An appropriate, much appreciated five-star Port. Score: 5 Stars
***Michael Broadbent MW
Decanter (magazine) 2012***
Price: £950.00 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945


Vintage Port level in neck chipped branded capsule)
Description: The 1945 Sandeman vintage port is amber coloured and is powerful with a raisiny flavour and a wonderful finish.
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Warre's Vintage Port, 1945

Warre's Vintage Port, 1945


Vintage Port
Description: From the Wine Spectator…'This is like a deliciously fresh bowl of fruit. Medium red-ruby with a garnet rim, a nose of cranberries and cherries, full-bodied, with sweet cranberry flavors and a lovely balance of round tannins. A wonderful glass of Port.' (Jan. 1989)

Broadbent
Variable notes, including one framboise-scented (in 1964), one woody. Showing marvellously well at the 1989 tasting of '45s in Florida: beautiful colour, lively, lovely gradation. Very forthcoming indeed fairly forceful nose, brandy evident. A powerful wine with cockle-warming alcohol, crisp, lovely texture and elegance - for me the hallmark of Warre.
Price: £695.00 - Out of Stock more details >>>