1966 Port Vintage Report

Making the perfect 54 year old wine gifts for anniversaries or birthdays, 1966 is an outstanding Port vintage of exceptional quality that was generally declared. Always overshadowed by the legendary 1963, this year is now recognised as being one of the very best post-war Vintage Ports. The wines are characterised by being long lasting with firm, perfect weight and balance. Most will outlast their 1963 counterparts and turn out greater in the long run.

19 products found.

Palmer Port, 1966

Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle

1966 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1962 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1966 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 46 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port

The 1966 Delaforce vintage port is... "Absolutely charming, vibrant cherry fruit and cedar, flowery cognac high notes, spicy, woody depth; lightly sweet, not very complex but remarkably fresh, deliciously fragrant, slender 1966-style, firm but not edgy acidity, lovely resolved tannin, good length. A very good 1966." Celler Tracker, review - posted 2011
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1966

Vintage Port - Peatling and Cawdron Label

"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1966 is a top success for that vintage; in fact, it would be hard to find a better port from that year." Robert Parker, Wine Buyer Guide.
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Price: £219.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1966

Vintage Port
Unlabelled | Embossed plastic capsules

"This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1966 is a top success for that vintage; in fact, it would be hard to find a better port from that year." Robert Parker, Wine Buyer Guide.
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Price: £219.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1966

Vintage Port - plain label

The Fonseca 1966 vintage port has a russet rim around an intense brick-red centre. The nose is elegant and restrained, with very fine dark berry fruit at the core, still linear and undeveloped. The fruit is enveloped in a subtle aura of floral scent and notes of aromatic wood. Dense and firm on the palate, still delivering a fresh and youthful fruitiness and vinosity alongside warm flavours of liquorice and black coffee. Still reserved and showing wonderful poise and finesse, the Fonseca 1966 is without any doubt one of the finest Ports of this exceptional year.

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port.
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Price: £259.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1966

Vintage Port
Plain labels, good embossed capsules

Graham's is a great port house, producing one of the deepest-coloured and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor's and Fonseca, Graham's has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. The 1966 is full, vigorous, rich and classy on the palate. Not too sweet. This is a big concentrated, very fine example. Bags of life ahead of it.


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Price: £219.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1966

Vintage Port
Plain labels, embossed plastic capsules
Excellent Provenance

Graham's is a great port house, producing one of the deepest-coloured and sweetest styles of vintage port. Along with Taylor's and Fonseca, Graham's has probably been the most consistent producer of great port in the post- World War II era. Their vintage ports are truly sublime and sumptuous. The 1966 is full, vigorous, rich and classy on the palate. Not too sweet. This is a big concentrated, very fine example. Bags of life ahead of it.


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Price: £229.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise this wine is still showing youth and it has the backbone for a long life ahead. Complex layers of cocoa and spice with excellent balance and the velvety mouth- feel that gains extra credit.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1966

Vintage Port

Warm, complex nose with a hint of herb and medicine, as well as some floral notes. Soft, mellow palate with liquorice and old furniture. Beautifully complex: warm, soft and intense. 93/100
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Price: £1650.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1966

Vintage Port - Berry Brothers label

From the outstanding 1966 vintage, this deep, rich, sweet port is a classic example of the vintage. It has a high-toned bouquet with a touch of liquorice and great flesh and flavour with a slightly hot finish.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port
Plain Label | level in neck

Mid coloured red centre with an orange colour rim. Spring flowers on the nose - elderflower. Medium mid-palate with butterscotch and caramel. Some tingle in the aftertaste that delivers more than you would expect.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port
stained Wine Society label | level very top shoulder

Mid coloured red centre with an orange colour rim. Spring flowers on the nose - elderflower. Medium mid-palate with butterscotch and caramel. Some tingle in the aftertaste that delivers more than you would expect.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise this wine is still showing youth and it has the backbone for a long life ahead. Complex layers of cocoa and spice with excellent balance and the velvety mouth- feel that gains extra credit.
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Price: £189.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port

Warre's 1966 Vintage Port has a unique mineral-scented character that gives the port its own complexity and style.

Reviews for 1966 Warre's Vintage Port

91 points Wine Spectator
There is still plenty of fresh, youthful fruit here. Medium ruby-red, with an intense floral and berry nose, medium-bodied, with rich, sweet fruit flavors, medium tannins and a lingering finish. Very good fruit. (JS, Web Only—1998)

Jancis Robinson
Deep, vibrant ruby with very pale rim. Big, broad, rich nose – quite burly and autumnal. More powerful than the 1963 – with more obvious alcohol.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 24 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage Port
Embossed Capsules | Excellent fill and provenance | Sold with Plain Labels

Warre's 1966 Vintage Port has a unique mineral-scented character that gives the port its own complexity and style.

Reviews for 1966 Warre's Vintage Port

91 points Wine Spectator
There is still plenty of fresh, youthful fruit here. Medium ruby-red, with an intense floral and berry nose, medium-bodied, with rich, sweet fruit flavors, medium tannins and a lingering finish. Very good fruit. (JS, Web Only—1998)

Jancis Robinson
Deep, vibrant ruby with very pale rim. Big, broad, rich nose – quite burly and autumnal. More powerful than the 1963 – with more obvious alcohol.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1966

Vintage port
Plain label | Bottled by Mathew Gloag

** 90 Points Wine Spectator **

The 1966 Warre... is now beginning to reach its full maturity and is likely to be ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style wine. Intense, structured with a nice soft finish." Almost perfect in its maturity. Still delicious.

"A powerhouse port that has been mellowed and opened up by time. Now in its 43rd year, its tannins have softened to reveal dark fruit flavors, herbaceousness and plenty of grip in the finish." Wine Spetator, 2003.

"Masses of rich plums and prunes on the flavour. So rich – such a surprise.
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Burmester Port, 1966

Colheita Port

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.


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: £185.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Kopke Port, 1966

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)
Decanter 2020 Platinum Award Winner

Decanter 2020 Platinum Award Winner

Decanter Review for the 1966 Kopke Colheita Port
Gloriously rich and savoury, with rich dried fig and apricot aromas, and the weight and texture of wood ageing. Dates, caramel, leather and thyme on a steely palate with brazil nut hints and roasted spices.

***96 Points- Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com #223 March 2016***

Review:
The 1966 Colheita Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with 126.3 grams per liter of residual sugar, and comes with a bar top cork (as is typical here). As we start getting seriously old in the lineup from Sogevinus this issue,
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Price: £209.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1966

Sale

Vintage Port
Clearance Mid-Shoulder | Was £189 | Now £100

Warre's 1966 Vintage Port has a unique mineral-scented character that gives the port its own complexity and style.

Reviews for 1966 Warre's Vintage Port

91 points Wine Spectator
There is still plenty of fresh, youthful fruit here. Medium ruby-red, with an intense floral and berry nose, medium-bodied, with rich, sweet fruit flavors, medium tannins and a lingering finish. Very good fruit. (JS, Web Only—1998)

Jancis Robinson
Deep, vibrant ruby with very pale rim. Big, broad, rich nose – quite burly and autumnal. More powerful than the 1963 – with more obvious alcohol.
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Price: £100.00
Stock: Out of Stock