1961 Port Vintage Report

While not generally a declared year, the hot weather produced some concentrated ports in 1961. The harvest started in extremely hot conditions at the river quinta in early September, progressing in other areas until the end of the month making it a long, drawn out vintage. The picking required a very rigorous selection which entailed picking out the burnt and imperfect grapes from the bunches before putting them in the baskets. This led to a small harvest, making bottles from this year quite rare. Making a great 61 year old wine gift for any birthday or anniversary, the 1961 ports produced are still drinking well today.

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1961 Calem Port, 1961

Colheita Port
Includes own cardboard gift box
Decanter 2020 Best in Show Award

Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards Best in Show Award

A fabulous gift for a 60th anniversary. The 1961 Calem is an award wining Colheita Port from the 1961 harvest that has been stored in barrels for most of its life before being bottled in 2020. It is in perfect condition and will keep for many years to come.

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Decanter Best in Show Winner.
"This single-vintage tawny port is older than its 40 Year Old Best In Show sibling, but the fact that it is unblended (and has perhaps spent time in glass as well as barrel) gives it a very different character: lighter, more graceful and more fugitive,
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Price: $453.34 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

1961 Graham's Malvedos Port, 1961

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Malvedos Crusted Port
Special offer damaged labels | was £495 | Now £325

A very rare single quinta crusted port from Graham's.

Graham's owns Quinta dos Malvedos an historic estate in a prime location. In the past their estate ports was produced this Crusted, an unusual and unique traditional Port wine style. Port Crusted is a batch of full-bodied wines that age in large wooden casks, two years for this Grahams, then are bottled unfiltered and remain in the cellar for a few years before being released to the market.
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Price: $453.34 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1961

Guimaraens Vintage Port (library release from Fonseca cellars Oporto)

rare Bottles of Fonseca Single Quinta Vintage Port obtained directly from the Fonseca Cellars in Oporto

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
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Price: $969.44 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1961

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Guimaraens Vintage Port
Special offer | Was £595 | Now £395
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Rare bottles of the 1961 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
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Price: $550.98 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1961

Vintage Port - Library release from Krohn cellars

Tasting note: Tawny brown of medium intensity and a narrow amber rim. The nose of this wine is sumptuous in its richness and complexity. The undercurrent of creamy butterscotch aroma is overlaid with notes of vanilla and raisin, a discreet fragrance of violets and pungent resiny scents of garigue. The palate is round and velvety, finishing with a surge of rich caramel flavour. A seductive Vintage Port, one of the best examples from this year.
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Price: $690.47 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1961

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

A rare example of the 1961 vintage. Single quinta vintage showing some of the characteristics of the very hot and dry 1961 vintage.


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Price: $690.47 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock