1955 Port Vintage Report

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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. Declared by most of the major Port houses.


The 1955 vintage ports are characterised by having outstanding fruit and being superbly balanced wines, fruity, smooth and concentrated. They are a real pleasure to drink now, but the best will last well into the 21st Century if well cellared.

16 products found.

Burmester Port, 1955

Colheita Port
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Reviews:
"(2015) Lovely dark caramel colour, with some truffle and tea notes, edges of olive and green fruits (fig). The maturity on the palate is obvious, again with fabulous sweetness and brown sugar richness, Muscovado and walnuts, but the hallmark of the fresh orange and lemon acidity plays against that and the coffee and walnut cake sweetness and richness." Tom Cannavan Winepages.com


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Price: £295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1955

Single Harvest Colheita Port Presented in a leather effect box with silk liner as illustrated

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run 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.
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Price: £385.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1955

Vintage Port

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: £325.00
Stock: 13 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: £325.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1955

Vintage Port

Still very deep in colour, only just browning on the rim; extraordinaily fresh, powerful, tight-knit bitter chocolate aromas, minty fruit; very fine and focused, dry in characteristic Dow style, remarkably fresh ripe, minty fruit. Absolutely delicious. Just about as good as it gets. Score: 5 Stars
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled bottles)

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: £490.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled bottles)

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: £550.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Gonzales 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: £329.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Graham Port, 1955

Vintage Port

Reviews: Five Stars (Outstanding).
“One of my all-time favourite Ports...A big wine that has evolved perfectly... mature but rosy-cheeked; glorious bouquet, a fabulous fragrance erupting out of its depths. Sweet, refined, silky yet still tannic, fleshy yet firm”.Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002
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Price: £385.00
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: £295.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Morgan Vintage 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: £385.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port


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Price: £439.00
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: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 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: £395.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port (No 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: £445.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port, Bottles Labelled "Christies WIne Department Taylor Vintage Port 1955"

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"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: £395.00
Stock: 4 in Stock