1970 Port Vintage Report


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The 1970 Port Vintage was universally declared as a vintage of outstanding quality. Ideal growing conditions produced what is now a classic, outstanding vintage. The 1970 port wines have great balance, good structure, and will age superbly for decades to come. Declared by all the major port houses, 1970 is one of the finest Port vintages for the last 50 years - a bottle from this year would make a stunning 50 year old wine gift for a birthday or 50th anniversary this year.

32 products found.

Palmer Port, 1970

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Fifty Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port 50cl
50cl Bottle Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £99
Strictly limited to one bottle per customer

1970 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1970 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1970 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: £99.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1970

Sale

Fifty Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
75cl Bottle Special Offer | Was £159 | Now £129

1970 Colheita Port - 75cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1970 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1970 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: 91 in Stock

1970 Burmester Vintage Port, 1970

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50 Year Old Vintage Port
Library Release - Exceptional Provenance. Includes Gift Box as Pictured
Special Offer | Was £179 | Now £139

This 1970 Vintage Port from Burmester has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 1970 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa, chocolate together with a zesty orange undertone. On the palate this is quite complex - medium bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for the next decade or so. (VWP note - tasting May 2019)
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 115 in Stock

1970 Ramos Pinto Port

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Ramos Pinto Vintage Port
Includes FREE deluxe gift box with accessories Special Offer | Was £169 | Now £139

From the outstanding 1970 vintage, the Ramos Pinto is a beautiful port. Excellent colour with a little red. On the nose jammy strawberries, spice, a hint of pepper and liquorice. On the palate, so beautifully smooth and in great balance, red fruit some violets. A long long finish. This is a beautiful wine.

Reviews
"Mature in appearance with a wide rose rim; 60% opaque but full of fine sediment. Delicious redcurrants on the nose, mature and sweet. Rounded and sweet on the palate with lots of sweet fruit but lacking a little acidity so feeling a touch flabby. Very sweet on the late palate, with lots of parma violets which appear on and dominate the aftertaste.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

50 Years of Messias Tawny Port

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

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

Messias 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.

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny:
This 30 Year Old aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matured in the barrel. In the mouth, turns out to be a soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

1970 Taylor's 50 Years of Port Wine Gift

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a Taylor's gift box with two glasses.

A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration. This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port, adding up to 50 years.

This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length, a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive. Subtle dried fruit flavours underlay exotic layers of caramel and nuts, culminating in an endless finish.


The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

1970 Taylor's 50 Years of Port Wine Gift, 1970

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port presented in a double leather-effect box.

A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration.

This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port, adding up to 50 years.
This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length, a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive. Subtle dried fruit flavours underly exotic layers of caramel and nuts, culminating in an endless finish.


The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

1970 Warre's Port

Vintage Port

“Very serious wine, still challenging, with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. Warm and embracing…”.
Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecker , The Wall Street Journal 03/02/2006

“Gloriously vibrant wet violets nose. What a marvellous mouthful of sweet, voluptuous roses and raisins. Superb – and so youthful”.
Serena Sutcliffe , Sotheby’s Catalogue 17/07/2002

"…sweet, full-bodied, rich, almost too rich, yet not overpowering, with the perfect weight and balance I expect from Warre at its best."
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine 01/01/2002

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Price: £139.00
Stock: 21 in Stock

Butler Nephew Vintage Port, 1970

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Vintage Port

The 1970 Butler Nephew Vintage is a top quality vintage port produced before the company was purchased by Gonzalas Byas and entered into decline. The wine is dark (60% opaque), light nose of candy and vanilla. Very sweet with a full body and serious backbone. A mixture of black cherries, raisins, dates and licorice on the palate overlaid with a little lavender. The backbone does balances some of the sweetness which leads to a long, long finish. TC (2019).

This House was founded by John Nash in Burmester, Nash & Co in 1730. In 1789 they dissolved partnership and James Butler was taken as partner and the firm became Nach, Butler & Co.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolaty, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Croft Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Croft Roeda Vintage port from the outstanding 1970 Vintage is a wonderful port scoring 91 points.

Reviews
A similar russet core, though a little clearer than the ’66. The nose has good definition and focus with an attractive bouquet of cooked meats, mulberry, spice and leather. Light and feminine, although it never really develops the nuance that I was hoping for in the glass. The palate is vigorous, note quite as elegant as the ’66, a little more alcoholic and unrefined, the finish more linear with liquorice, burnt toffee and raisin. Moderate length. Drinking now. Very fine.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Croft Port, 1970

Vintage Port MAGNUM BOTTLE

A rare Magnum of the 1970 Croft Vintage port from the outstanding 1970 Vintage is a wonderful port scoring 91 points.

Reviews
A similar russet core, though a little clearer than the ’66. The nose has good definition and focus with an attractive bouquet of cooked meats, mulberry, spice and leather. Light and feminine, although it never really develops the nuance that I was hoping for in the glass. The palate is vigorous, note quite as elegant as the ’66, a little more alcoholic and unrefined, the finish more linear with liquorice, burnt toffee and raisin. Moderate length. Drinking now.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1970

VINTAGE PORT

The nose has a slightly tawny, baked-earth edge to it, with aromas of spiced cedar wood, parma violets and sweet roasted meats. It is fresher than the wine's appearance would suggest. And the palate certainly has flesh at the beginning, and continuing through the middle, with a fair amount of structure still evident as well. In truth there are some attractive, perfumed elements to the flavour here, but also a lot of grip, and a slightly hot aspect to it as well. The finish is long, but a touch hot and fierce again. This is certainly a wine worth experiencing.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is an outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port MAGNUM FORMAT Unlabelled | Rewaxed

Fonseca 1970 Vintage port is one of the very best Port wines released in the last 50 years and is drinking at perfection now. These bottles are very rare Magnum (1.5L) bottles.

An outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Gonzales Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

This port from the excellent 1970 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. Port Forum Tasting 2016.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 16 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

Medium-deep but, interestingly, with more of a youthful purple tinge than the '75. Very sweet, fruity nose, slightly high-toned, tea-like. Fairly full on the palate, yet lean. Very flavoury. Michael Broadbent

Plenty of stuffing, with layers of elegant berry flavours and silky tannins. Deep ruby-red, with a blackberry and cherry nose, full-bodied, with medium tannins backng up a fine fruit structure, giving the wine an elegant backbone(James Suckling Vintage Year Book.)
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1970

Vintage Port

Tasting note: Pale tawny colour with a broad amber rim. The nose has an attractive warm nutty character, notes of marzipan and walnut fusing with aromas of black coffee. Discreet musky animal notes give the wine a sensuous wild dimension. The palate is rich and mellow but lifted by an attractive zesty herbal finish. A beautifully mature Vintage Port ready for drinking now.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Martinez Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port (bottled by Gilby Vintners)

Review from AHB on the Port Forum

"Slightly darker than the Croft and slightly lighter than the Noval shown alongside this wine. Warm and spicy fruit on the nose, but quite faint. Good texture, with soft and orangey flavours hidden amongst lots of sweet strawberry. Tannins still showing gently with lively spiciness. Modest complexity, quite light bodied and acidic. Big aftertaste; long, lively and spicy finish. A wine to be drunk rather than kept. 85/100. Drunk 15 July 2010."

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Price: £139.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Messias Port, 1970

Quinta da Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Messias vintage port 1970.

Beautiful yellow mature colour. The bouquet reveals crème caramel, coffee, tea and much more -Wonderful nose! On the palate it is full bodied, balanced, elegant and complex. It is fully mature and peaking with a marvellous long finish. *Review by Vintage Port.Se*
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Offley Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port is a superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim.The nose reveals violets, toffee, nuts, almond and candy whilst the palate is sweet. A mature port still in top form with a complex and balanced finish.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1970

Single Harvest Tawny Port
MAGNUM 150cl Bottle

1970 Colheita Port - Rare Magnum Format Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1970 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1970 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: £265.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Porto Santos Junior, 1970

Vintage Port

Orange in colour, with a very pale orange rim. Stewed fruit on the nose; sweet, but cut with a lovely lime acidity. Sweet entry, a touch hollow but a pleasant medicinal fruitiness - a touch of harshness in the mid-palate. A lovely, sweet aniseed balls aftertaste; some heat in the middle fo the finish, which fades slowly and enjoyably.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional

Nacional- Vintage Port

“This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.” Christian Seely

The terroir: a small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera, described as “attached to the soil of the Nation”.
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Price: £1995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1970

Vintage Port

Another amazing bottle! Still very concentrated and vibrant. Layers and layers of complexity becoming perceptible... Concentrated cherry juice, dried raisins, confit fruits.
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Price: £1995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock