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.

25 products found.

Barros Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Unlabelled | High Shoulder


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Price: $1,174.18 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barros Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Bottled by John Porter and Goldsmith, London


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Price: $1,646.48 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barros Port, 1945

Vintage Port


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Price: $1,646.48 USD
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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: $1,961.34 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Delaforce, 1945

Vintage Port (Mid Shoulder level)

Delaforce was founded in 1834, when John Fleurriet Delaforce was asked by his London employer to set up a new Port wine company for the partners of Martinez Gassinot. Delaforce rapidly became established as one of the leading Port wine companies developing its sales worldwide. Between 1894 and 1906 the company was distinguished with a warrant as supplier of Port wine to the Portuguese Royal Household. The company still exists today but was acquired by the Taylor-Fladgate Fonseca group in 2001.
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Price: $911.79 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's, 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: $1,567.76 USD
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Dow's, 1945

Vintage Port.
Unlabelled

97 Points Wine Spectator
Gorgeous, glorious and rich. Dark ruby in color, with an amber edge. Full-bodied and wonderfully sweet, with intense aromas of raisin, raspberry and cherry and a long, long finish. Very rich and very fine. I underrated this years ago.--Dow vertical. (JS) (12/1999)
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Price: $1,567.76 USD
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Dow's, 1945

Vintage Port
Very Good Condition

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: $1,830.15 USD
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Dow's, 1945

Vintage Port
Chipped capsule

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: $1,777.67 USD
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Fonseca Port, 1945

Vintage Port
Level very top shoulder, embossed capsule, 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: $2,420.52 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1945

Vintage Port In neck | 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: $2,427.08 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1945

Vintage Port
In neck | good label | good 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: $2,558.27 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Koppenhagens, 1945

Vintage Port
Excellent Provenance


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Price: $1,174.18 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Massandra, 1945

South Coast White Muscat
Fortified Sweet Wine

This fortified wine was part of the Massandra collection offered by Sothebys.
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Price: $780.60 USD
Stock: 11 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: $3,411.03 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 1945

Vintage Port


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Price: $2,092.54 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 1945

Vintage Port
Unlabelled, damaged capsule.

The Quinta do Noval from da Silva is a rare piece of history from the majestic 1945 Vintage.

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port wine is characterized by its purity of fruit and a fine and delicate quality that is typical of the estate's wines in general, but which finds its most notable and lasting expression in Vintage Ports.
Balance, harmony, finesse and elegance are the characteristics of our great Vintage Port wines, which are declared only when we believe that the year produced a batch, even if small, worthy of the Quinta do Noval seal.
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Price: $1,567.76 USD
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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: $1,305.37 USD
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Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

From the outstanding 1945 vintage, this stunning port is deep and rich with nice weight and a dry liquorice finish.
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Price: $1,174.18 USD
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Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1945

Vintage Port

From the outstanding 1945 vintage, this stunning port is deep and rich with nice weight and a dry liquorice finish.
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Price: $1,042.99 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman, 1945

Vintage Port
Excellent 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: $1,174.18 USD
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Sandeman, 1945

Vintage Port
Excellent Levels

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: $1,147.94 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Sandeman, 1945

Vintage Port
Level in neck.
Excellent provenance from the cellars of a Cambridge College

From the cellars of a Cambridge College.
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: $1,246.34 USD
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Taylor's Port, 1945

Vintage Port (good level, label and capsule damaged )

The Taylor 1945 is remarkably dark and well-preserved in colour, 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. A true wine legend.

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Price: $2,354.92 USD
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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: $2,164.69 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock