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 quintas 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 60 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

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Colheita Port
Includes own wooden gift box
Decanter 2020 Best in Show
Special Offer | Was £325 | Now £295

Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards Best in Show Award

Review in Decanter
"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, yet at the same time refined, long, graciously but not cloyingly sweet, and with a succulence and silkiness rarely rivalled by other fortified wines. You might choose to drink it because you were born in 1961 - but almost any other excuse would do just as well."


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Price: £295.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Burmester's 60 Years of Tawny Port

A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 50th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Burmester 40 Year Old Tawny:
*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***
Bright tawny colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1961

Two HALF Bottles of Taylor's 40 Year and 20 Year Old Tawny Port (Presented in a FREE Double Leather Box).

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two Half bottles (37.5cl) of rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port, (Scoring 92/100 Parker points. This is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04. Drink now - 2030.

One 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

1961 Taylor Single Harvest Port, 1961

Colheita Single Harvest Port
Includes Taylor's oak gift box

Taylor’s has an extensive and enviable library of very old Ports and this very limited 60 year old Single Harvest Port which represents the cream of their aged reserves.

Only 3,000 bottles of this phenomenal Port have been released. Nestled in a beautifully illustrated box, we think this limited-edition Port is the ultimate 60th anniversary gift in 2021. Or, with its fabulously festive flavour profile, it may well be the perfect Christmas Port.

The cool Taylor’s Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia are home to one of the most extensive collections of very old Port casks anywhere in the world. Tucked away are a selection of Single Harvest Ports with an immense capacity to age and develop.
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Price: £375.00
Stock: 7 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: £795.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1961

Guimaraens Vintage Port

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: £695.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1961

Malvedos Crusted Port
Damaged labels

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

Crusted port is usually a blend of port wine from several vintages, although single vintage crusted ports have sometimes been made in the past (the '61 Malvedos featured here being one of these rare examples). Unlike vintage port, which has to be sourced from grapes from a single vintage, crusted port affords the port blender the opportunity to make best use of the varying characteristics of different vintages. Crusted port is bottled unfiltered, and sealed with a driven cork. Like vintage port it needs to be decanted before drinking.
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 7 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: £595.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1961

Vintage Port

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: £395.00
Stock: 1 in Stock