1955 Port Vintage Report

The 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.

12 products found.

Cockburn Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance

The 1955 Vintage Produced some high-class ports and the 1955 Cockburn is no exception! 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: $491.98 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Unlabelled

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: $911.79 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Gonzales Byas Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Very damaged label, in neck)

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: $780.60 USD
Stock: 1 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: $505.09 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: $557.57 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: $583.81 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Sandeman, 1955

Vintage port
Excellent provenance

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: $649.41 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Sandeman, 1955

Vintage port
In Neck very bin soiled label.

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: $596.93 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: $426.38 USD
Stock: 1 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: $688.77 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Young and Saunders Bottling/ Label
Good Provenance | 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: $688.77 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance | Level in neck

These bottles have been kept in perfect condition in a good 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: $780.60 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock