1968 Port Vintage Report
Making an excellent 51 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary, 1968 Port wines follow a strong run of vintages in the 1960's. The summer was hot and dry with no rain whatsoever in June and July, and only a little in August and September. The harvest should have produced solid good wines. However, only a few vintage ports (Sandeman) and Single Quinta ports were declared. There are still a few Colheita ports available which are drinking very well but stocks are tiny. These bottles are now very rare!
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1968 Messias, 1968
Colheita Port (includes leather effect gift box with silk liner).
The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2014.
The extended barrel ageing has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.
Stock: 3 in Stock
1968 Sandeman, 1968
Vintage Port (Exceptional Provenance - Sandeman Cellars Library Stock Release)
*** Exceptional Provenance ***
Vintage Wine and Port have secured a few ultra-rare bottles of 1968 Sandeman's Port. These bottles are of exceptional provenance - they are library stock released exclusively to VWP from the Sandeman Cellars in Oporto.
Tasted by our wine buyer at the Sandeman 20 Vintage Tasting November 2013. "Tawny rim; good nose, some cigar, spice and chocolate, dried fruit. On the palate, ripe and sweet not quite in tune but still quite opulent with integrated tannins. Excellent finish - my first tasting of a 68 and quite a surprise for a generally undeclared year. (Tony Carter, November 2013) - 92 Points (Outstanding). …
Stock: 30 in Stock
1968 Taylor's Single Harvest Colheita, 1968
Single Harvest Tawny Port (Presented in an original Taylor's Box as illustrated)
During its five decades of ageing in oak casks, this wine has taken on an attractive pale mahogany colour with olive amber highlights. On the nose, the wine displays fine oaky aromas and complex spicy, nutty, cigar box notes against a warm mellow background of butterscotch and molasses. The smooth velvety palate is lifted by a crisp acidity which gives the wine an attractive freshness despite its age. The finish is immensely long with rich, spicy, black pepper flavours lingering on the palate. Finely constituted and beautifully balanced, this rare Single Harvest Port would be an exceptional tribute to any anniversary. …
Stock: 5 in Stock
Graham's Port, 1968
Malvedos Vintage Port
This vintage port still retains a rich dark ruby colour. Complex coffee and burnt sugar on the nose. A fully mature port with a medium body, elegant body and complex jammy red fruits with coffee and burned sugar notes.
Stock: 10 in Stock
Niepoort Port, 1968
Superb brick red, green on the rim. Wonderfully dry citrus fruit hints, smoky flavours and orange peel in the nose. Dark orange chocolate, butterscotch on the palate. Rich and citrus, elegant, very well structured with a fresh, firm concentration and great length. A superb wine.
Stock: 2 in Stock