1970 Vintage Port Vintage Report

Ideal growing conditions produced what is a classic, outstanding vintage. The port-wines have great balance, good structure, and will age superbly for decades to come. Declared by all the major port houses, 1970 is one of the finest Port vintages for the last 50 years.

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Chateau Lanessan, 1970


Medoc
Description: Amazingly deep, dense colour. Immensely rich opulent spicy bouquet. Stupendous. Deep, rich plums. A real rich taste of Medoc terroir. Infused with haunting Havana flavours. Sweet cherries and sandalwood taste. Just so taste. Just so unbelievably full of glycerol, still. Unbelievable, if you had not experienced it”. The wines of Chateau Lanessan are famous for their longevity. The reputation of the chateau has long been known in Bordeaux and all those who have been lucky enough to taste back through the decades have been greatly impressed by the quality and youth of these wines.
Price: £99.00 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Cockburn Port, 1970

Cockburn Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
Price: £109.95 - 10 In Stock more details >>>

Cockburn Port, 1970

Cockburn Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
Price: £119.00 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Cockburn Port, 1970

Cockburn Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
Price: £119.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 1970

Dow's Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Reviews:
Sweet, voluptuous bouquet. Coffee and cinnamon tastes. So beautifully balanced and elegant. Stunningly poised. A 1970 like this is sheer perfection and exactly what great, mature Vintage Port should be.
Serena Sutcliffe , CUISINE & WINE ASIA 2008 VOLUME 12
01/01/2008

“Exceptionally deep crimson with remarkably little evolution and few orangey hints. Very lively, even a hint of orange peel. Lots of concentration and life. Quite animal too. Very sweet and impressive with a great combination of richness and structure. This is serious wine with a serious future. Long and well balanced”.
Price: £129.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1970

Fonseca Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
Price: £169.00 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1970

Fonseca Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
Price: £149.00 - 22 In Stock more details >>>

Gonzales Vintage Port, 1970

Gonzales Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: This port from the excellent 1970 vintage is pale tawny in colour. On the nose there is a bouquet of liquorice and dark fruits. On the palate the wine is well balanced and elegant. Very good finish - rated highly. Port Forum Tasting 2016.
Price: £119.00 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1970

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Medium-deep but, interestingly, with more of a youthful purple tinge than the '75. Very sweet, fruity nose, slightly high-toned, tea-like. Fairly full on the palate, yet lean. Very flavoury. Michael Broadbent

Plenty of stuffing, with layers of elegant berry flavours and silky tannins. Deep ruby-red, with a blackberry and cherry nose, full-bodied, with medium tannins backng up a fine fruit structure, giving the wine an elegant backbone(James Suckling Vintage Year Book.)
Price: £119.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

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Graham Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: *** 93 Points (Parker) ***

"...a definite Bordeaux-like nose! Well defined, foursquare at first, opening up nicely with maraschino cherries, cloves, burnt wood/embers and bergamot, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is very harmonious and elegant. Fleshy, harmonious, seductive on the palate with allspice, nutmeg and ginger sprinkled over the viscous finish and finally, freshly rolled tobacco on the aftertaste. Good length, powerful like many of the 1970 ports continue to be. Superb. Drink now-2020+ Neil Martin Wine Journal Tasted September 2009.

"The 1970 is a monumental vintage port and one of the greats of the vintage.
Price: £149.00 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Hutchinson Vintage Port, 1970

Hutchinson Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: This dense coloured port offers notes of roasted meats, liquorice, new saddle leather, espresso, camphor, and black fruits. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with firm tannin in the finish.
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Krohn Port , 1970

Krohn Port , 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Special library release from Krohn Cellars (2015)

Tasting note: Pale tawny colour with a broad amber rim. The nose has an attractive warm nutty character, notes of marzipan and walnut fusing with aromas of black coffee. Discreet musky animal notes give the wine a sensuous wild dimension. The palate is rich and mellow but lifted by an attractive zesty herbal finish. A beautifully mature Vintage Port ready for drinking now.
Price: £149.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Noval, 1970

Quinta do Noval, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: The 1970 Quinta do Noval remains a young, unevolved Port, graceful, youthful, and complex. The huge nose of liquorice, smoke, jammy black-cherry and cassis fruit is followed by a wine of seamless components, all super-packed with gorgeously pure fruit, yet the wine is not heavy or overbearing. There is a real sense of elegance to this Quinta do Noval.

This Port has reached full maturity and remain there until 2020+

Price: £109.95 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Noval Nacional , 1970

Quinta do Noval Nacional , 1970


Nacional Vintage Port
Description: Another amazing bottle! Still very concentrated and vibrant. Layers and layers of complexity becoming perceptible... Concentrated cherry juice, dried raisins, confit fruits.
Price: £1550.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1970

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port - Uk Bottled Berry Bros
Description: This rare port from the classic 1970 vintage has rich tawny colour. On the nose the bouquet is of coffer and walnut. The palate brings out the coffee and a touch of chocolate. Delicious with and long and elegant finish.


**92 points Wine Spectator**

Drink it alone for dessert. It is like a delicious piece of fruitcake. Medium red, with a roasted, chocolate, earthy nose, medium-bodied, with plenty of tannins and roasted, fruity flavours on the palate. Will improve. (1989)

Price: £119.00 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Taylor's Port, 1970

Taylor's Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Robert Parker writes... "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1970 is fabulous, a broodingly dense-coloured port that has all the signs of future greatness." Parker Buyers Guide.

Parker rating 96/100 (Outstanding)
Price: £159.00 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Warre's Vintage Port, 1970

Warre's Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: “Very serious wine, still challenging, with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. Warm and embracing…”.
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecker , The Wall Street Journal 03/02/2006

“Gloriously vibrant wet violets nose. What a marvellous mouthful of sweet, voluptuous roses and raisins. Superb – and so youthful”.
Serena Sutcliffe , Sotheby’s Catalogue 17/07/2002

"…sweet, full-bodied, rich, almost too rich, yet not overpowering, with the perfect weight and balance I expect from Warre at its best."
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine 01/01/2002

Price: £119.00 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Warre's Vintage Port, 1970

Warre's Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port , Warres Private Cellars Oporto
Description: Warres private Cellars is a special Limited release from the Symington Family Estate.

“Very serious wine, still challenging, with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. Warm and embracing…”.
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecker , The Wall Street Journal 03/02/2006

“Gloriously vibrant wet violets nose. What a marvellous mouthful of sweet, voluptuous roses and raisins. Superb – and so youthful”.
Serena Sutcliffe , Sotheby’s Catalogue 17/07/2002

"…sweet, full-bodied, rich, almost too rich, yet not overpowering, with the perfect weight and balance I expect from Warre at its best.
Price: £179.00 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Butler Nephew Vintage Port, 1970

Butler Nephew Vintage Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Very hot and simple at first, 6 hours of decanting really helped to mellow the spirit and bring forth caramel, lavender, dates and cocoa. Wonderful taste of cocoa on the palate, a balanced and elegant port with long aftertaste.
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Calem Port, 1970

Calem Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: From the excellent 1970 vintage, the Calem has a dense, even, opaque crimson colour, with a very rich, dark well of black fruit and floral aromas, with all sorts of mineral and delicately spicy nuances. On the palate this has a beautifully focused sweetness, with a supple, svelte quality of black fruits, that is pure and very long and silky through the mid palate. There are fine chocolaty tannins adding plush depth, and the spirit is nicely integrated. This wine has lovely balance too, with excellent length, emphasising the harmony and structure of the wine.
Price: £122.00 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 1970

Croft Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: From the outstanding 1970 Vintage, an wonderful port scoring 91 points.

A similar russet core, though a little clearer than the ’66. The nose has good definition and focus with an attractive bouquet of cooked meats, mulberry, spice and leather. Light and feminine, although it never really develops the nuance that I was hoping for in the glass. The palate is vigorous, note quite as elegant as the ’66, a little more alcoholic and unrefined, the finish more linear with liquorice, burnt toffee and raisin. Moderate length. Drinking now. Very fine. Neil Martin. Wine Journal.

Rating 91 points (Wine Journal).
Price: £99.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Dalva, 1970

Dalva, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Reviews

"Decanted out a pale rose colour and with a slight VA smell from a fair amount of fine, sludgy sediment.

Deepened in colour in the decanter to a deeper, distinctly brown, warm red. The VA has eased off and no longer dominates. Instead, the prime smell is of damp earth and cherry stones. Sour cherry juice initially in the mouth, lots of acidity - a little too much in all honesty - and some tannins still in the wine in a subdued sort of way. A decent amount of fruit, those sour cherries stay with you and are supported by some Granny Smith apples, a bit of golden syrup and a touch of grapefruit.
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Delaforce Vintage Port, 1970

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1970


VINTAGE PORT
Description: The nose has a slightly tawny, baked-earth edge to it, with aromas of spiced cedar wood, parma violets and sweet roasted meats. It is fresher than the wine's appearance would suggest. And the palate certainly has flesh at the beginning, and continuing through the middle, with a fair amount of structure still evident as well. In truth there are some attractive, perfumed elements to the flavour here, but also a lot of grip, and a slightly hot aspect to it as well. The finish is long, but a touch hot and fierce again. This is certainly a wine worth experiencing.
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Niepoort Port, 1970

Niepoort Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: Rare dumpy bottle.

From the outstanding 1970 vintage. The excellent Niepoort is one of the smallest producers of port. Their ports are sought after by collectors and port lovers.

Reviews:
"Unbelievable bottle! So ridiculously dark. Coffee nose. Very young and dense. Seems surprisingly primary. Still some unresolved tannins. Long finish. With more time, there is an appealing confectionery aspect that emerges. I have had other bottles of this wine and they were more than ready to drink (and actually quite average). This particular bottle needs at least 10 more years of bottle age. Superb!.
Price: £295.00 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Cachao, 1970

Quinta do Cachao, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: ccording to the Wine Spectator: “This is a good '70, with layers of focused strawberry and berry flavors. Medium ruby, with ripe strawberry and cherry aromas, medium-bodied, with sweet, silky fruit flavors, medium tannins and a long finish. Nicely balanced.”
Price: £94.50 - Out of Stock more details >>>

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