1980 Vintage Port Vintage Report

An outstanding generally declared vintage from a hugely underrated year. The 1980 port wines are outstanding. This vintage is ready now but will continue to develop and keep for decades.

15 products found.


Messias Port, 1980

Messias Port, 1980


Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port
Description: Blondish colour. Young aromas, fruity and fresh that evolve. Due to oxidation, giving rise to a bouquet that brings out the aromas of dried fruits, aromas of roasting, wood and spices. Soft, harmony and complexity in the end.

ABV 20%
75 cl
Price: £79.95 - 23 In Stock more details >>>

Barros Port, 1980

Barros Port, 1980


Colheita Port
Description: The Barros 1980 colheita port has a tawny colour and an reddish halo. A delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs and plums, emphasised by an attractive character of wood and spices and caramel. Fresh and velvety in the mouth with a long finish, the Barros is a port wine which has an intense character.
Price: £59.95 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

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Barros Port, 1980


Colheita Port (Comes in original Barros gift box as illustrated)
Description: The Barros 1980 colheita port has a tawny colour and an reddish halo. A delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs and plums, emphasised by an attractive character of wood and spices and caramel. Fresh and velvety in the mouth with a long finish, the Barros is a port wine which has an intense character.

Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita ports – old tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheitas has established them as the stand out producer of this style.
Price: £59.95 - 49 In Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 1980

Croft Port, 1980


Quinta da Roeda
Description: From the famous Quinta da Roeda vineyards, this 1980 single quinta vintage port has a garnet -tawny appearance. The nose is of dried fruit candy and walnuts. On the palate the wine is mature and at its peak balanced and elegant. The finish is perhaps a little shorter than one would like, but all round this is a excellent value port.
Price: £59.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 1980

Croft Port, 1980


Quinta da Roeda
Description: From the famous Quinta da Roeda vineyards, this 1980 single quinta vintage port has a garnet -tawny appearance. The nose is of dried fruit candy and walnuts. On the palate the wine is mature and at its peak balanced and elegant. The finish is perhaps a little shorter than one would like, but all round this is a excellent value port.
Price: £59.95 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 1980

Dow's Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: Very dark red/black center, dark red to brown rim.
Creamy, blackberries and black cherries, slightly herbal notes (good), smoke and wet stone, sweet.
Very complex, maturity, red currants and black cherries, herbs and smoked meats, in the middle acidity and tannin (still!), great length - 60 seconds plus of blackberries and plums.
This is an extraordinary Dow,
Price: £84.95 - 7 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 1980

Dow's Port, 1980


Vintage Port MAGNUM bottle (Comes in individual case as illustrated).
Description: Very dark red/black center, dark red to brown rim.
Creamy, blackberries and black cherries, slightly herbal notes (good), smoke and wet stone, sweet.
Very complex, maturity, red currants and black cherries, herbs and smoked meats, in the middle acidity and tannin (still!), great length - 60 seconds plus of blackberries and plums.
This is an extraordinary Dow.
Price: £195.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1980

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1980


Vintage Port Magnum in individual box (1.5Lt)
Description: Plums, raspberries, blackberries and spices on the nose, then a ripe palate filled with sweet fruit. Lots more fruit with notes of dark chocolate. Well-structured with lovely complexity.
Price: £139.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1980

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: Plums, raspberries, blackberries and spices on the nose, then a ripe palate filled with sweet fruit. Lots more fruit with notes of dark chocolate. Well-structured with lovely complexity.
Price: £79.95 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1980

Graham Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: Purple fading to red and finally pink at the rim. Rich blackberries on the nose along with very faint stewed strawberries. The tannins were powerful on Christmas day but mellowed some by the next evening. The blackberries carried through as a prominent flavor, but added a sourish note almost like a sour cherry. The finish starts out with a rich butter cookie note, but then quickly switches to grape stem.
Price: £89.95 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Hutchinson Vintage Port, 1980

Hutchinson Vintage Port, 1980


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.
Price: £89.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Messias Port, 1980

Messias Port, 1980


Quinta Cachao Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1980 Vintage.
1980 was a good year. Remain in Light by The Talking Heads was released, The Shining appeared in the cinemas and Messias produced this vintage 1980 port, rich with wild fruit and rich chocolate notes. Yes, 1980 was amazing.

75 cl
20% ABV
Price: £89.00 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1980

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1980


Vintage Port- In Dark Mocha leather Effect Gift Box as illustrated
Description: Ex Cellars Release

***90 Points Critics' Score, Aggregated***

The 1980 Smith Woodhouse vintage port has a very deep red, opaque centre and very dark rim. Nose still holds some primary blackcurrant. The initial entry into the mouth is sweet but a wave of tannin comes through, to be replaced in turn by the blackcurrant cordial that is promised on the nose. The aftertaste takes a while to come into focus, but then resolves itself into a dark cherry chocolate that lasts a long time. A surprisingly young wine that will continue to improve and will be better in a decade. Some had this as the wine of the night.
Price: £75.00 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

Taylor's Port, 1980

Taylor's Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding wine scoring 91 points.

Review: "A deep, clear garnet colour. The nose is very backward, quite austere and conservative with notes of cherry and raspberry leaf, a touch of cigar box developing with aeration. It perhaps lacks a little joie-de-vivre, especially when compared to vintage in the 1970s. the palate is attractive though, with notes of raspberry, plum, white pepper, blood orange and a touch of apricot. Very good acidity, perhaps like the -55, this is a Taylor's playing it safe, unwilling to take chances and yet it is lush on the finish with its plum and briary flavours.
Price: £94.95 - 10 In Stock more details >>>

Warre's Vintage Port, 1980

Warre's Vintage Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding 30 year old port just reaching full maturity. Reviews: Wine Spectator, October 1988 “Excellent Port from an overlooked vintage”. Malcolm Gluck, The Guardian, 23rd December 1995 “Overwhelmingly fruity and flowing. Beautiful, round and smooth. Quite exceptional”. WINE, December 2001 93 Points “The best colour thus far with a rich peppery nose and a meaty, complex long finish. Excellent”. Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002 Four Stars (Very Good) “Best wine of the evening…Still very deep; fragrant; extraordinarily dense, figgy flavour and impressive, very dry finish”.
Price: £79.95 - 2 In Stock more details >>>