1950 Port Vintage Report
In Portugal, the 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.
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Palmer Port, 1950
Single Harvest Tawny Port
1950 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1950 harvest until it was bottled this year.
Tasting Notes: The 1950 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. 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.
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. …
Stock: 12 in Stock
Sandeman Vintage Port, 1950
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*
Stock: 1 in Stock
Taylor's Port, 1950
Special Quinta Port Vargellas rewaxed unlabelled id from cork very top shoulder
- Rare bottling!
Decant: 3 hours - Bottled by Corney & Barrow. David Guimaraens reports that this could have been a single quinta port from Vargellas but that the TFP records are unclear. Very pale, very light in colour - almost the same colour as a white colheita; maybe 10% opaque. Very little on the nose, perhaps just a touch of mace. Gentle sugary sweetness on entry; a good volume of chocolate and raisin tones on the mid-palate. Lovely aftertaste, soft and floral with modest volume and lots of heat on the finish, which eventually turns into a herb lemon grass.
*Al B., ForTheLoveOfPort.com, …
Stock: 1 in Stock
Offley Vintage Port, 1950
Unlabelled with embossed glass bottle
Offley is an excellent port house mainly known for its Quinta Boa Vista vineyard, meaning ‘Beautiful View Vineyard’, one of the most famous in the Douro valley. Its reputation grew under Joseph Forrester’s ownership, who is also known for mapping the upper regions of the Douro Valley.
The 1950 vintage is now fully mature. Aromas of cherry fruits with violets, toffee and almond notes and hints of medicinal plants. Full bodied and complex with a refreshing acidity.
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