1950 Port Vintage Report


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In Portugal, the 1950 Tawny (Colheita) Ports that were produced this year are excellent and a small crop of good quality vintage ports were produced. 1950 was known as the "Lady's Vintage"; this was a delicate and subtle Vintage, declared by some but not all Port houses. 1950 Ports are still a pleasant and fruity but are at the end of the drinking window - most now resemble tawnies more than Vintage Port.

8 products found.

Palmer Port, 1950

Colheita Port, Douro
50cl Bottle

The Palmer 1950 Port is a fantastic Port wine, with a perfect balance between acidity, confit citrus aromas, nuts, and spices. It is a unique, wine, clearly evidenced by the almost 70 years of aging in French oak barrels. The Port blossoms with complex and intense aromas of caramelized citrus, plum jam, baked quinces, vanilla, and spices. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding!


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position.
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Price: $457.87 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1950

Vintage Port
Very faded labels

Reviews

"Surprisingly good depth of colour: mid-deep centre with a thin browning rim; lovely, pure scented, floral aromas, esteva (gum cistus) still fresh and fragrant; gentle, sweet fruit, still lithe, creamy milk chocolate intensity, long and fine with peppery length. Lovely balance and one of the best 1950s that I have tasted. Wyndham Fletcher (ex-Cockburn’s) described this as a ‘useful rather than a great year’. " Richard Mayson, 2012 Richard.mayson.com
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Price: $649.41 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Croft Port, 1950

Vintage Port
UK Bottled by Thompson and Sons.
Unlabelled

The 1950 Croft Vintage Port is from a well regarded vintage. Light-bodied and very sweet. Medium garnet, aromas of roasted nuts and plum, soft and silky on the palate, with sweet, nutty plum flavours.
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Price: $557.57 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1950

Single Harvest Tawny Port

Graham's, the port company owned by the Symington family, has announced the release of a Single Harvest Port from 1940. The launch of the “extremely rare” Graham's 1940 Single Harvest pays tribute to three generations of master blenders, who have tended to the wine over eight decades.

This wine pays tribute to three generations of Master Blenders who contributed to its prolonged ageing in the cellars. Across eight decades, generations of Master Blenders have left their mark on this extraordinary 1950 Single Harvest Tawny Port.

The deep auburn centre reflects the wine’s amazing concentration, while the pale ochre rim signals its venerable age.
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Price: $1,698.96 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1950

Vintage Port
Plain label
Branded capsules

Uk bottling by; E Sheldon

Mature tawny colour, attractive bouquet with spice and liquorice on the nose. Medium body and long finish. An attractive port from a classic vintage.
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Price: $649.41 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1950

Da Silva Label

1950 Nova da Silva Bottling. Mature tawny colour, attractive bouquet with spice and liquorice on the nose. Medium body and long finish. An attractive port from a classic vintage.
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Price: $636.29 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Sandeman, 1950

Vintage Port
Embossed capsule | Plain label

Color: Dark tawny with some red left.
Nose: Sweet Christmas spices. Rich, round sugar. Turpentine.
Palate: Some tannins, edgy. On the dry side for Port (which is typical to me for Sandeman). Decent fruit.
Finish: Medium length. Finish seems younger than the Port's age.
*Glenn E. For The Love Of Port.com*
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Price: $780.60 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1950

Vintage Port

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: $649.41 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock