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 NEW PACKAGING
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 - 17 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: £39.95 - 20 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 - 5 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: £440.00 - 1 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: £68.95 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 1997

Croft Port, 1997


Quinta da Roeda Single Quinta Vintage Port
Description: A relatively lighter-styled vintage port from Croft's famous single vineyard. Rich with nutty aromas and well developed dried fruit flavours it is now fully mature and ready for drinking.
Price: £42.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 1997

Dow's Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: 1997 Dow's displays a dark ruby/purple colour, attractive liquorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee aromas, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a moderately tannic finish. This excellent vintage port should drink well until 2030+

Rating 90 Points Outstanding
Price: £59.95 - 18 In Stock more details >>>

Ferreira, 1997

Ferreira, 1997


Duque de Braganza 20 Year Old Tawny ( Comes in original Tube as illustrated)
Description: 92 Points Wine Spectator.

This delicious 20-year-old Tawny from the house of Ferreira is a perfectly balanced rendition of the style. Aromas of sweet chai spices, confit of dark fruits and hints of orange peel lead to a sumptuous palate, where the nutty, aged flavors engage with the fresh, fruity bright tones to create one beautiful port. This is a spectacular value

reviews:
3 points Wine Enthusiast
Always great, this is softer, less intense than in the past. But there is still great richness, and power as well as smoothness, burnt caramel blending well with the spirit, and finishing with its inimitable fresh acidity.
Price: £29.95 - 1 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 - 22 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


Vintage Port
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: £84.95 - 4 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 - 12 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 - 15 In Stock more details >>>

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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 >>>

Graham Port, 1997

Graham Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port
Description: 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.

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality.
Price: £29.95 - 15 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 1997

Graham Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: Reviews: “Blackberries, liquorice, and melted asphalt stand out in this full-bodied, beautifully made vintage ports moderately intense bouquet…it is full-bodied, rich, concentrated and impressive.”
Robert Parker , Parker’s Wine Buying Guide, Sixth Edition 2003

"Plum and blackberry on the nose, with hints of dried violets. Wet earth. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, very chewy and rich. Long and caressing. Very layered and structured. Much better than I remember. Impressive."
James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2007

Drink 2015-2035+

Price: £69.00 - 7 In Stock more details >>>

 Messias Port, 1997

Messias Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: 95 points Decanter

Reviews:
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: £28.95 - 35 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 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Offley Vintage Port, 1997

Offley Vintage Port, 1997


20 Year Old Tawny Port ( In original thick Carton Box as illustrated)
Description: TTasting 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 - 11 In Stock more details >>>

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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 - 5 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 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Ramos Pinto, 1997

Ramos Pinto


Quinta Do Bom-Retiro 20 Year Old Tawny
Description: 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. It should be served at 18º - 20º C.
Price: £42.49 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

   Sandeman , 1997

Sandeman


20 Year Old tawny Port SPECIAL OFFER NOW £29.95 (Comes in a 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: £29.95 - 7 In Stock more details >>>

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1997

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1997


Vintage Port
Description: Selected by Sandeman for its classic and exceptional characteristics, Sandeman Porto Vintage 1997, a wine of a single year, will mature in bottle. Remarkable colour and concentrated nose, full and rich in the mouth and showing elegant potential, Sandeman Porto Vintage 1997 exemplifies the Brand´s commitment to quality.

Sandeman Porto Vintage 1997 has an opaque purple colour, almost black. The aroma has an excellent intensity, of ripe red and black fruit aromas, and complexity added by spicy and intense hints of pepper and clove. In the mouth, it has a very powerful strike, which is impressively robust.
Price: £68.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1997

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1997


vintage port
Description: The 1997 Smith Woodhouse has a lovely lively colour, just picked cherries in the nose and in the taste.
Dark red, 75% opaque. Nose of eucalyptus and red grape. Floral. Eucalyptus, and dark plum behind. Lovely with a long aftertaste.

A boutique artisan producer, Smith Woodhouse was founded in 1784 and acquired by the Symington family in 1970. Madalena, its small 25-acre vineyard, is located in the Rio Torto Valley, an area known for having the highest concentration of top quality vineyards in Portugal's Douro Valley. Smith Woodhouse Ports have outstanding length and structure, are drier than most, and age with an unmatched elegance.
Price: £59.95 - 14 In Stock more details >>>

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