1945 Port Vintage Report

The 1945 port vintage was the first end-of-war vintage. It was a superb quality five-star vintage, although the quantity produced was small. 22 shippers declared the vintage, with Cockburn being the only major abstention. The ports are now very rare but are still drinking well today, making them an excellent 76 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary this year.

33 products found.

Barros Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Label damaged sold with plain label


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Price: £895.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barros Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Plain label


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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled
Level in neck | Unlabelled | Damaged capsule

The Croft 1945 Vintage Port has a much deeper colour than the ’42 as one would expect. Quite limpid for a 62-year old with a lovely, elegant nose of ginger, leather, figs, almond and black cherries in the background. Very refined with a sedate feel to it. The palate is just sublime with perfect acidity, rich and decadent for Croft and in a sense, riper than the ’35 thanks to the Indian summer? Powerful, spicy and almost decadent towards the finish with wild honey, heather, fig, raisin and liquorice. Very long – this ’45 flirts with perfection. A gorgeous ’45 port.

Rich red cherries on the nose.
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Price: £1,195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled
Level in neck | Bin soiled label

A much deeper colour than the ’42 as one would expect. Quite limpid for a 62-year old with a lovely, elegant nose of ginger, leather, figs, almond and black cherries in the background. Very refined with a sedate feel to it. The palate is just sublime with perfect acidity, rich and decadent for Croft and in a sense, riper than the ’35 thanks to the Indian summer? Powerful, spicy and almost decadent towards the finish with wild honey, heather, fig, raisin and liquorice. Very long – this ’45 flirts with perfection. A gorgeous ’45 port.
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Price: £1,295.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Croft Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled
Level in neck | Bin soiled label

A much deeper colour than the ’42 as one would expect. Quite limpid for a 62-year old with a lovely, elegant nose of ginger, leather, figs, almond and black cherries in the background. Very refined with a sedate feel to it. The palate is just sublime with perfect acidity, rich and decadent for Croft and in a sense, riper than the ’35 thanks to the Indian summer? Powerful, spicy and almost decadent towards the finish with wild honey, heather, fig, raisin and liquorice. Very long – this ’45 flirts with perfection. A gorgeous ’45 port.
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Price: £1,295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled
Level in neck | Remains of label

A much deeper colour than the ’42 as one would expect. Quite limpid for a 62-year old with a lovely, elegant nose of ginger, leather, figs, almond and black cherries in the background. Very refined with a sedate feel to it. The palate is just sublime with perfect acidity, rich and decadent for Croft and in a sense, riper than the ’35 thanks to the Indian summer? Powerful, spicy and almost decadent towards the finish with wild honey, heather, fig, raisin and liquorice. Very long – this ’45 flirts with perfection. A gorgeous ’45 port.
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Price: £1,295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Oporto Bottled
Very top shoulder | Unlabelled

A much deeper colour than the ’42 as one would expect. Quite limpid for a 62-year old with a lovely, elegant nose of ginger, leather, figs, almond and black cherries in the background. Very refined with a sedate feel to it. The palate is just sublime with perfect acidity, rich and decadent for Croft and in a sense, riper than the ’35 thanks to the Indian summer? Powerful, spicy and almost decadent towards the finish with wild honey, heather, fig, raisin and liquorice. Very long – this ’45 flirts with perfection. A gorgeous ’45 port.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1945

Vintage Port (Mid shoulder)

Axel Probst
"One of the darkest red colours on the night. Fresh and complex coffee and fruits on the nose, fading residual fruit. A very balanced palate, with a noticeable acidity and a strong aftertaste".
World of Fine Wine
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Price: £750.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Base of neck

Axel Probst
"One of the darkest red colours on the night. Fresh and complex coffee and fruits on the nose, fading residual fruit. A very balanced palate, with a noticeable acidity and a strong aftertaste.
World of Fine Wine
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Price: £1,100.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1945

Vintage Port - Base of neck

Axel Probst
"One of the darkest red colours on the night. Fresh and complex coffee and fruits on the nose, fading residual fruit. A very balanced palate, with a noticeable acidity and a strong aftertaste.
World of Fine Wine
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Price: £1,100.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1945

Vintage Port - In neck
Recorked by Berry Brothers and Rudd in 1983 - unlabelled.

Axel Probst
"One of the darkest red colours on the night. Fresh and complex coffee and fruits on the nose, fading residual fruit. A very balanced palate, with a noticeable acidity and a strong aftertaste.
World of Fine Wine
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Ferreira, 1945

Vintage Port (Labelled in neck )

Pale red in colour, very light centre. Sweet on the nose, bringing quince and cinammon. Sweet and beautifully elegant in the mouth. Lots of redcurrants and a wonderful complexity all over the tongue and cheeks. A long, gentle and carressing aftertaste. This is a fabulous wine and was the best wine for drinking on the night. 94/100. A superb example of Ferreira's style of elegance and complexity and an equally good example of the quality of the 1945 vintage. - AHB The Port Forum.

This Port is now beginning to reach its full maturity and is ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style Port.
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Price: £825.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ferreira, 1945

Vintage Port (Labelled in neck )

Pale red in colour, very light centre. Sweet on the nose, bringing quince and cinammon. Sweet and beautifully elegant in the mouth. Lots of redcurrants and a wonderful complexity all over the tongue and cheeks. A long, gentle and carressing aftertaste. This is a fabulous wine and was the best wine for drinking on the night. 94/100. A superb example of Ferreira's style of elegance and complexity and an equally good example of the quality of the 1945 vintage. - AHB The Port Forum.

This Port is now beginning to reach its full maturity and is ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style Port.
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Price: £825.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ferreira, 1945

Vintage Port
Level in neck, label torn on right hand side

Pale red in colour, very light centre. Sweet on the nose, bringing quince and cinammon. Sweet and beautifully elegant in the mouth. Lots of redcurrants and a wonderful complexity all over the tongue and cheeks. A long, gentle and carressing aftertaste. This is a fabulous wine and was the best wine for drinking on the night. 94/100. A superb example of Ferreira's style of elegance and complexity and an equally good example of the quality of the 1945 vintage. - AHB The Port Forum.

This Port is now beginning to reach its full maturity and is ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style Port.
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Price: £725.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Level very top shoulder, embossed capsual, fragile label

Renowned as one of the great Port producers, Fonseca's vintage wine is among the best in virtually every widely declared vintage. The house style is flamboyantly rich, even exotic, and the wines are usually sweeter and fuller in body than those from most other producers.

The 1945 Fonseca is a top wine from one of the top vintages of the 20th century, a hot year with low yield. In the glass, the gorgeous wine has bittersweet chocolate on the aroma as well as surprising fruit; a dollop of chocolate permeated the array of flavors while the tannic structure was richer and rounder than the Taylor ’48.
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Price: £1,945.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1945

Vintage Port Level high shoulder | good label | chipped capsule

Wine Legends by Decanter magazine: Graham’s Vintage Port 1945.
Tasting Notes

Graham's 1945 is consistently, in my experience, the best of that magnificent vintage. ... The 1945 was fully mature, amber rim, pungent yet fragrant, still sweet, fabulous flavour and interminable length. An appropriate, much appreciated five-star Port. Score: 5 Stars
***Michael Broadbent MW
Decanter (magazine) 2012***
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Price: £1,195.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Massandra, 1945

Massandra SUROZH White Port Sothebys Massandra Collection (Includes Original Box as illustrated)

Sothebys Massandra Collection

The wineries in Massandra were built during the reign of Czar Nicholas II. During the process, wine caves were constructed beneath the city. This “personal wine cellar” of the Czar contained tens of thousands of bottles. These caves survived the Russian Revolution, both World Wars, the fall of Communism, and Yakov Smirnoff. In 1990, about 13,000 of these bottles – never before available in the West – were put to auction
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 1945

Vintage Port

A rare example of the Niepoort 1945 Vintage.

Rated 97 points from the Wine Spectator (in 1990)… 'Another Port shipper once mistook this extraordinary wine for one 15 years younger. It is very youthful, with caressing sweet fruit flavors. Medium garnet with a ruby center, blackberry, black pepper and smoke aromas, medium-bodied, with sweet blackberry.'

Voted as the best of the Niepoort vintages by thePortForum.com - Review: 60% opaque, red. Wonderful mature VP, still with structure. Mint and cherry, though fruit fading. Fabulous. Widely acclaimed, and overwhelmingly voted, wine of the ni
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Price: £2,600.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 1945

Vintage Port

Reviews and tasting notes for the 1945 Ramos Pinto Vintage Port
"Reddish-brown in colour, mature in appearance; 50% opaque. Nice on the nose, fresh and with acidic rhubarb tones. Empty entry despite the texture, but some attractive burnt toffee and marmalade on the mid palate. A nice balancing acidity on the palate but this does burn slightly on the aftertaste. The finish is slightly burnt, but with very pleasant mature fruit; a touch short compared to the other ports shown alongside but a large volume and mouthfilling. 91/100." AHB The Port Forum
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Good level

The 1945 Sandeman vintage. The '45 has a a tawny-ruby colour; raisined red fruit - looks longer than its age. On the palate there is some sweetness, surprisingly good acidity, refreshing, fruit that is now figs. Certainly mature - great finish. Tasted at The Don London Sandeman V20 tasting (VWP note)
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Price: £895.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port
High Shoulder | chipped capsule | good label

The 1945 Sandeman vintage. The 45 has a a tawny-ruby colour; raisined red fruit - looks longer than its age. On the palate there is some sweetness, surprisingly good acidity, refreshing, fruit that is now figs. Certainly mature - great finish. Tasted at The Don London Sandeman V20 tasting (VWP note)
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Price: £895.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Mid-shoulder | Embossed chipped capsule | Good label

The 1945 Sandeman vintage. The 45 has a a tawny-ruby colour; raisined red fruit - looks longer than its age. On the palate there is some sweetness, surprisingly good acidity, refreshing, fruit that is now figs. Certainly mature - great finish. Tasted at The Don London Sandeman V20 tasting (VWP note)
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

The 1945 Sandeman vintage. The 45 has a a tawny-ruby colour; raisined red fruit - looks longer than its age. On the palate there is some sweetness, surprisingly good acidity, refreshing, fruit that is now figs. Certainly mature - great finish. Tasted at The Don London Sandeman V20 tasting (VWP note)
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Price: £825.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

The 1945 Sandeman vintage. The 45 has a a tawny-ruby colour; raisined red fruit - looks longer than its age. On the palate there is some sweetness, surprisingly good acidity, refreshing, fruit that is now figs. Certainly mature - great finish. Tasted at The Don London Sandeman V20 tasting (VWP note)
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Price: £675.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

The 1945 Sandeman vintage. The '45 has a a tawny-ruby colour; raisined red fruit - looks longer than its age. On the palate there is some sweetness, surprisingly good acidity, refreshing, fruit that is now figs. Certainly mature - great finish. Tasted at The Don London Sandeman V20 tasting (VWP note)
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Price: £825.00
Stock: 1 in Stock