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 was small. 22 shippers declared 1945 port vintage with Cockburn being the only major abstention.

The ports are now very rare but are still drinking well today.

12 products found.

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: £650.00
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: £1100.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Grahams Port, 1945

Vintage Port

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: £1450.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Massandra, 1945

South Coast Rose Muscat (includes leather effect gift box with silk liner- *Not the one illustrated)

This fortified wine was part of the Massandra collection offered by Sothebys.
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Massandra, 1945

Masandra ALUPKA White Port Sothebys Massandra Collection

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: £395.00
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: 3 in Stock

Massandra, 1945

Massandra ALUPKA 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: 1 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: £3600.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port (level high shoulder, chipped branded capsule)

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: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1945

Vintage Port (Damaged labels levels in neck)



Remarkably dark and well-preserved in color, this wine’s dark brick-garnet hue suggests a powerful, youthful wine. Complex aromas of flowers, mint, cherry and plum also carry hints of spice cake. On the palate, there’s ample spice, with plenty of power and tannin still evident on the long, long finish. Drink or hold.

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Price: £1295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

The 1945 Warre is a legendary port from an exceptional year. These bottles were acquired from a close relative of the Symington family where they were well-cellared from original purchase.

From the Wine Spectator…'This is like a deliciously fresh bowl of fruit. Medium red-ruby with a garnet rim, a nose of cranberries and cherries, full-bodied, with sweet cranberry flavors and a lovely balance of round tannins. A wonderful glass of Port.' (Jan. 1989)

Broadbent
Variable notes, including one framboise-scented, (in 1964), one woody. Showing marvellously well at the 1989 tasting of '45s in Florida: beautiful colour, lively, lovely gradation.
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Price: £950.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

From the Wine Spectator…'This is like a deliciously fresh bowl of fruit. Medium red-ruby with a garnet rim, a nose of cranberries and cherries, full-bodied, with sweet cranberry flavors and a lovely balance of round tannins. A wonderful glass of Port.' (Jan. 1989)

Broadbent
Variable notes, including one framboise-scented (in 1964), one woody. Showing marvellously well at the 1989 tasting of '45s in Florida: beautiful colour, lively, lovely gradation. Very forthcoming indeed fairly forceful nose, brandy evident. A powerful wine with cockle-warming alcohol, crisp, lovely texture and elegance - for me the hallmark of Warre.
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Price: £1650.00
Stock: 1 in Stock