1997 Vintage Port Vintage Report

1997 was one of the great port vintages of the decade and marked a general declaration of vintage. The vintage is characterised by full-bodied wines that will be at their best after 2015.

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 Sandeman , 1997

Sandeman , 1997


20 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in original Sandeman gift tube as illustrated)
Description: A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.
Price: £34.90 - 24 In Stock more details >>>

 Kopke Port, 1997

Kopke Port


20 Year Old White Port - Half bottle 37.5cl 20% ABV (Presented in Kopke wooden 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:
This rare 20 year old white port has a cool, light-amber color, this unique white “tawny” port derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region, including Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina.
Price: £34.85 - 11 In Stock more details >>>

Messias Port, 1997

Messias Port, 1997


Quinta Cachao Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: Very dark red almost black colour. The nose give a lot of intensity, jammy red bursts with red plum aromas. The palate is full, intense, rich, sweet with a lot of soft tannins and a good balance between sweetness and alcohol. Very lingering finish, robust and sweet.

75 cl
20% ABV
Price: £49.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Taylor's Port, 1997

Taylor's Port


20 Year Old Tawny port -HALF BOTTLE 37.5 cl
Description: Please note these are 37.5cl bottles.

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This Tawny ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
Price: £19.95 - 22 In Stock more details >>>

 Taylors 20 Year Old Tawny port, 1997

Taylors 20 Year Old Tawny port, 1997


Tawny Port in Presentation box with 2 Taylor's Spieglau Glasses
Description: The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour. It reveals an opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spicy, jammy and nutty aromas, hints of orange flower and a fine oakiness coming from the long period of aging in cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavours and has a long mellow finish.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During its long maturation it becomes tawny in colour and concentrated in its aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

Serving Suggestions:
It is an excellent accompaniment to many desserts.
Price: £44.95 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

20 Years of Caves Messias Port Deluxe Gift Set, 1997

20 Years of Caves Messias Port Deluxe Gift Set


2x75cl, 1997 Messias Vintage Port and Messias 20 Year Old Tawny Port
Description: This is a lovely port gift set celebrating 20 years in 2017 and comprising of a bottle of 1997 Messias Quinta Do Cachao vintage port and a Messias 20 Year Old tawny port. Both wines come beautifully presented in a mahogany double deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated.

Reviews:
1997 Messias, Quinta do Cachao Vintage Port
Very dark red almost black colour. The nose give a lot of intensity, jammy red bursts with red plum aromas. The palate is full, intense, rich, sweet with a lot of soft tannins and a good balance between sweetness and alcohol. Very lingering finish, robust and sweet.
Price: £84.95 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Barros Port, 1997

Barros Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port
Description: The 20 year old Barros port is a true Portuguese tawny port with a fine, delicate nuttiness. The extended barrel maturation has produced a wine with complex flavours that show subtle 'fruitcake richness'.
It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.
Price: £39.95 - 25 In Stock more details >>>

20 Year Old Calem, 1997

20 Year Old Calem


Tawny Port (Comes in original Calem gift box as illustrated)
Description: Cálem 20 Years Old has been aged in small oak casks for an average 20 Years. It has an orange-tawny colour with tinges of green- characteristic of ageing in wood. It has a complex bouquet of almonds and citrus and on tasting it is smooth, silky and light with lots of finesse. Ideal on its own or with patés, cream cheeses and fruit tarts.
Price: £34.95 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Churchill's Port, 1997

Churchill's Port, 1997


Vintage Port (Case of 6 x75cl bottles)
Description: Churchills has built an enviable reputation for producing Port Wines of the highest quality, reflected by their impressive performance at comparative tastings.

The 1997
Churchill is a rich, full-bodied, powerful port, it possesses the complexity, richness, and overall dimension typical of this house.
Price: £380.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Churchill's Port, 1997

Churchill's Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: Churchills has built an enviable reputation for producing Port Wines of the highest quality, reflected by their impressive performance at comparative tastings.

The 1997
Churchill is a rich, full-bodied, powerful port, it possesses the complexity, richness, and overall dimension typical of this house.
Price: £69.95 - 24 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1997

Fonseca Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port
Description: *** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***

Tasting Notes:
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Reviews
94 Points Wine Spectator may 2012. "Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice."
Price: £38.95 - 26 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1997

Fonseca Port, 1997


Vintage Port (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)
Description: *** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
Price: £44.95 - 14 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1997

Fonseca Port, 1997


20 Year Old Tawny Port in Presentation Box with two Fonseca Spieglau Glasses

Description: *** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***

Tasting Notes:
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Reviews
94 Points Wine Spectator may 2012. "Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice."
Price: £49.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1997

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: From a much underrated vintage and house, this is a truly excellent Vintage Port. Although hugely enjoyable now, this will fully reward a few more years of patience and can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Reviews
"Dark color. Very drinkable. The tannins have resolved, but the fruit is still quite strong. This is not yet at peak. Very good balance. Excellent wine!" Cellar Tracker
Price: £59.95 - 10 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1997

Graham Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port 20cl
Description: Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony. With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.

Graham's 20 Years Old pairs extremely well with nuts, dried fruits and fruitcake, but is also delicious as an accompaniment to vanilla ice cream or creme brulee.
Price: £9.99 - 7 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1997

Graham Port, 1997


20 Year Old Tawny Port (4.5 LT BOTTLE)
Description: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 4.5LT SPECIAL EDITION

Graham's 20 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
Price: £275.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

20 Year Old Graham's, 1997

20 Year Old Graham's


Tawny Port (Includes Graham's Gift Tube as illustrated)
SPECIAL OFFER | NOW £33.47 | WAS £39.95

Description: ***92 Points critics' Score, Aggregated***

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony.
With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.
Price: £33.47 - 32 In Stock more details >>>

 Kopke Port, 1997

Kopke Port


Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny Port
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.

Aged in wood casks until they are completely mature, Tawny ports are a golden color with multi-dimensional layers of aromas and flavors.The domination of Vintage Ports in past years is now challenged by the advantages of the tawnies, especially vintage colheita tawnies for restaurants and retail consumers.
Price: £39.95 - 29 In Stock more details >>>

Messias Port, 1997

Messias Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port
Special Offer | WAS £34.95 | Now £29.95

Description: Simply the best value 20 year old tawny port on the market -
awarded an exceptional 95 points by Decanter

Reviews:
*** 95 Points Decanter Magazine ***
Very pale amber/tawny/orange colour. Fine and delicate aromas of hazelnuts and candied citrus. Quince marmalade character, delicate in style, with finesse and poise. Seemingly quite dry in style towards the finish (not as obviously rich as some here), and supremely refined. 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
(Decanter.com)

*Bottled in 2014
Price: £29.95 - 16 In Stock more details >>>

Niepoort Port, 1997

Niepoort Port


20 Year Old Tawny
Description: *** 91 points Wine Spectator ***


20 year old tawny ports are blended from a range different wines averaging 20 years. This prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour and imparts a deliciously mellow flavour profile. Niepoort 20 Year Old Tawny is one of the finest examples of this style available, possessing a beautiful balance between sweet primary fruit and developed savoury nuttiness. Brick red-brown in appearance, it displays indulgent aromas of crystallized fruit, dried apricots, hazelnut and toffee. Sweet, intense and velvety smooth, it has exudes a compelling flavour medley that includes assorted nuts, fruit cake, coffee and vanilla.
Price: £62.95 - 10 In Stock more details >>>

Niepoort Port, 1997

Niepoort Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: One of the greatest wines in this brilliant vintage. Drink from 2012 onwards. "Niepoort is to vintage Port what Krug is to Champagne. They are both small houses in a world dominated by large competitors, but they are producing outstanding wines that very few can match." - James Suckling, Wine Spectator.

Price: £69.95 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

20 Year Old Offley, 1997

20 Year Old Offley


Tawny Port (Includes original thick Carton Box as illustrated)
Description: Tasting notes:
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.

Production method
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years.
Price: £34.95 - 8 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Vale D. Maria , 1997

Quinta do Vale D. Maria , 1997


Vintage Port
Description: A deep, even, thick burgundy red appearance, though still with some sign of youth. Utterly gorgeous, seductive nose with perfumed plum, blackberry and mulberry, and also some very fresh tobacco notes. Wow! Get those black fruits on the palate. Very dry, almost sour fruits. Port-lite. The tannins are now quite sandy, but there's still plenty of life ahead of this. Haunting length. This really is a lovely drop.
Price: £59.95 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1997

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: Quinta do Vesuvio's saturated blue/purple colour is dense. Impressive in the mouth, with full body, sweet creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur intermixed with smoke, earth, and spice, this sensual effort possesses elegance allied to power and authority. Complex, fat, rich, and intense, it is an exceptionally stylish, graceful effort.
Price: £74.95 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

20 Year Old Ramos Pinto, 1997

20 Year Old Ramos Pinto


Quinta Do Bom-Retiro Tawny Port (Half Litre, 50cl)
Description: **93 Points- Wine Enthusiast, Jan. 2016**


Warm tawny red in colour with an amber hue corresponding to its advanced maturity. The nose is spirited and nervous, with an array of fruit and nut aromas: grapefruit, apricot, almond and hazelnut, spiced with cinnamon, caramel and cocoa and rich vanilla oak. Charming and velvety on the palate, the grace of the first contact is maintained by a complex sequence of ripe and dry fruit followed by a languorous finish.

Enjoy after a cosy dinner with mild cheese that won't overwhelm the finesse of the wine.It can flow together with coffee and conversation afterwards.
Price: £34.49 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

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