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.

19 products found.


Messias Port, 1980

Messias Port, 1980


Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
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: £63.95 - 27 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 - 17 In Stock more details >>>

Barros Port, 1980

Barros Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: The 1980 Barros Vintage port is fully mature and is perfectly within its drinking window. It has a beautiful mature tawny colour. On the nose theer is burnt caramel, figs, raisins a hint of coffee, caramel and chocolate. The palate has a good body and pleanty of length in a superb finish. This wine is in a god place and will hold well for some years to come.
Price: £69.95 - 1 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 - 8 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 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

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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 >>>

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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 >>>

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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: £69.95 - 12 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 >>>

 Kopke Port, 1980

Kopke Port, 1980


Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)
Description: Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
With amber colour and golden hints this wine has an intense bouquet, dominated by the remarkable presence of the dried fruits with a refined touch of spices. In the mouth it is concentrated, firm and elegant. This wine of great deepness and with a noble character has an impressive and persistent finish.
Price: £69.50 - 4 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 - 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: £84.95 - 14 In Stock more details >>>

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Dow's Port, 1980


Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE
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: £49.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1980

Fonseca Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex 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. 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 1980 is very good, possibly excellent". Robert Parker, Wine Buying Guide 1989 Parker

Rating 87/100 (excellent)
Price: £74.95 - Out of 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: £79.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1980

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: “Due to the richness in colour intense fruit flavour and its impressive finish, Sandeman 1980 promises to be a wine of considerable character when mature. The 1980 should as was the 1960, be at maturity sooner rather than later” (David Sandeman).

A slight menthol note here. The nose is very rich, perhaps a touch chemical. Nice weight on the palate – chewy, with good dimension. Good balance and finish.
Price: £59.95 - Out of Stock more details >>>

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1980

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1980


Vintage Port
Description: Smith Woodhouse and longevity are no strangers to each other and this 1980, from probably the most under-rated house in the impressive Symington stable, is a very fine example. 1980 was a fine vintage, not overly tannic and the wines are approachable now. The Smith Woodhouse has a fine floral bouquet with hints of violets and figs, then a palate which is pleasingly mature and harmonious, marrying as it does the finely integrated spirit and the gently appreciating legacy of a ripe and generous fruit profile.
Price: £69.95 - Out of 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: £74.85 - Out of Stock more details >>>