1955 Port Vintage Report

1955-vintage-portThe 1955 port vintage produced outstanding, fruity wines for long-term ageing - a real pleasure to drink, now or in a few decades time. One of the most underrated Vintages of the 20th Century, 1955 was declared by most of the major Port houses and would make a brilliant 67 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration this year. Ports from this vintage are characterised by having outstanding fruit and being superbly balanced wines, fruity, smooth and concentrated.

20 products found.

1955 Kopke Port, 1955

Single Harvest Colheita Port

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Port Buyers recommendation: "The 1955 Kopke Port represents excellent value particularly when compared to the vintage ports. The quality is outstanding (see notes) and the provenance is excellent. These wines have been bottled from cask exclusively for VWP in 2014." Dr Tony Carter, Wine Buyer Vintage Wine and Port.
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Price: $623.94 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance

Popped and decanted for three hours. This is a great bottle of old port. The 1955 Cockburn's retains subtle fruitiness along with toffee, smoke, and dark chocolate notes. All of the flavors were melded together and the port was slightly sweet without even a trace of alcohol. Great port!
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Price: $508.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 1955

Vintage Port Good label VTS

The outstanding 1955 vintage produced this stunning port is firm yet fruity with medium weight and excellent flavour and balance.
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Price: $508.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port, Oporto Bottled - excellent condition and provenance.

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. An underrated, indeed almost forgotten, vintage that deserves to be rediscovered.

Notes on the year
The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour.
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Price: $894.10 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Gonzales Byas Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port

This port from the excellent 1955 vintage is pale tawny in colour. On the nose there is a bouquet of liquorice and dark fruits. On the palate the wine is well balanced and elegant. Very good finish - rated highly.
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Price: $423.25 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port

A bottle of 1955 vintage port from Gould Campbell, a house owned by the Symington Family, who also own Warre, Dow and Graham. In terms of taste you should expect a pale tawny colour with ruby highlights and aromas of red berries, caramel, jammy plums and strawberries with hints of cinnamon and clove spice.
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Price: $546.75 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Mackenzie Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port (imported by John Harvey and Son of Bristol)

A lovely vintage port still showing nicely.

Review:
Very dark for its age. 70% opacity. Coffee on the nose, perhaps café au lait. The palate is medium weight; green humbugs; menthol and liquorice.
Review by Jdaw1- 14 Oct 2010 - ThePortForum.com
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Price: $379.51 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Martinez Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Plain Label | Level In Neck

The 1955 Martinez Vintage Port has a "Deep red colour, clear centre, pale orange on the rim. A lovely nose of oranges and tobacco. Sweet entry, with the oranges - blood oranges - dominating the initial flavours. Lots of acidity giving the fruit plenty of support. The texture thickens in the mouth - great development, thick and flavourful. Excellent wine. Enormous aftertaste. Cedar wood, cranberries and with a lovely sweetness lasting all the way through the long length. Improved in the glass for the short time it remained in there! A superb wine and with plenty of life still to come; my port of the night.
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Price: $456.70 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Martinez Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Labelled | Embossed capsule | Level In Neck

The 1955 Martinez Vintage Port has a "Deep red colour, clear centre, pale orange on the rim. A lovely nose of oranges and tobacco. Sweet entry, with the oranges - blood oranges - dominating the initial flavours. Lots of acidity giving the fruit plenty of support. The texture thickens in the mouth - great development, thick and flavourful. Excellent wine. Enormous aftertaste. Cedar wood, cranberries and with a lovely sweetness lasting all the way through the long length. Improved in the glass for the short time it remained in there! A superb wine and with plenty of life still to come; my port of the night.
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Price: $495.29 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Morgan Port, 1955

VINTAGE PORT

This Morgan 1955 port is delicious with a touch of caramel and figs along with a good length and classic flowery bouquet.
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Price: $495.29 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1955

Vintage Port (unlabelled embossed capsules very top shoulder )

"Red mahogany in colour, 30% opaque. Gentle on the nose, with a pleasant and mildly fruity smell. Modest entry, with modest levels of fruit and a gentle acidic structure. Aeration brings out more fruit. Warm and pleasant afrertaste, full of orange peel and with a lingering finish. 86/100. Was significantly better a day later when it had put on substantial weight." Review on The Port Forum
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Price: $513.30 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1955

Vintage Port

"Red mahogany in colour, 30% opaque. Gentle on the nose, with a pleasant and mildly fruity smell. Modest entry, with modest levels of fruit and a gentle acidic structure. Aeration brings out more fruit. Warm and pleasant afrertaste, full of orange peel and with a lingering finish. 86/100. Was significantly better a day later when it had put on substantial weight." Review on The Port Forum
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Price: $513.30 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Real Vinicola, 1955

Vintage Port

This 1955 vintage port from Real Vinicola is a real rarity. The colour of barley sugar. A faint smell of caramel on the nose. Quite thick and sweet in the mouth. Lots of barley sugar, brown sugar and burnt toffee over the top of bitter orange. Very pleasant.

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Price: $371.79 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port

A rare 1955 port wine with delicate aromas of red cherry, dried fig and cinnamon and clove spice. On the palate it is sweet with a smooth mouthfeel and long finish.
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Price: $508.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1955

MAGNUM Vintage port

a very rare magnum of Sandeman 1955 Vintage Port

Sandeman’s own bottling (in Oporto) seems lighter and more mature in colour, perhaps softer than a more recently tasted English bottling: medium deep colour; soft, sweet bouquet with some depth; very good flavour, firm, well balanced.
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Price: $1,280.04 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Spratley, 1955

Vintage Port

Produced and bottled by the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro (Real Companhia Velha) exclusively for Spratley & CIA.
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Price: $353.78 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled Label, Vintage on Capsule)

"An opage blockbuster when young, astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose, fairly sweet, full bodied packed with fruit extract and tannin and acidity.." Marcus Bent ****
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Price: $572.48 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Unlabelled | Embossed Capsules | Very Top Shoulder Level

Taylors 1955 Vintage Port.
Review
The only vintage Taylor’s declared in the 1950s. According to the Fladgate Partnership, ‘one of the most underrated vintages of the century’. Taylor’s own two great vineyards in the Douro, Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Both are categorised grade A - the highest possible rating. In years when Taylor’s produces a classic vintage, wines from these two estates are blended together. As they are some 20 miles apart, and subject to very different micro climates, they combine to produce a powerful, long lived and complex vintage port. In 1955 there was a heatwave at the end of April and early May.
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Price: $636.80 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Unlabelled | Embossed Capsules | Very Top Shoulder Level

Taylors 1955 Vintage Port.
Review
The only vintage Taylor’s declared in the 1950s. According to the Fladgate Partnership, ‘one of the most underrated vintages of the century’. Taylor’s own two great vineyards in the Douro, Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Both are categorised grade A - the highest possible rating. In years when Taylor’s produces a classic vintage, wines from these two estates are blended together. As they are some 20 miles apart, and subject to very different micro climates, they combine to produce a powerful, long lived and complex vintage port. In 1955 there was a heatwave at the end of April and early May.
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Price: $636.80 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance

These bottles have been kept in perfect condition in a Cambridge college cellar since first release.

Taylors 1955 Vintage Port.
Review
The only vintage Taylor’s declared in the 1950s. According to the Fladgate Partnership, ‘one of the most underrated vintages of the century’. Taylor’s own two great vineyards in the Douro, Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Both are categorised grade A - the highest possible rating. In years when Taylor’s produces a classic vintage, wines from these two estates are blended together. As they are some 20 miles apart, and subject to very different micro climates, they combine to produce a powerful, long lived and complex vintage port.
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Price: $675.40 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock