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.

33 products found.

Palmer Port, 1970

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Fifty Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £159 | Now £129
Exclusive to VWP

This rare 1970 Colheita 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: 81 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1970

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Fifty Year Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
75cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £179 | Now £149
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. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 53 in Stock

1970 Burmester Vintage Port

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Burmester Cellar Release
50 Year Old Vintage Port

This 1970 Vintage Port from Burmester has been stored at the Burmester cellars in Porto since bottling. This is a very limited edition cellar release for VWP.
This wine has a beautiful, mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa chocolate together with a zesty orange undertone. On the palate it is 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: £169.00
Stock: 78 in Stock

1970 Fonseca Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Very Rare Magnum Bottle (1.5L)
Excellent condition and Provenance.

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 and have been stored well in its original wooden box is a good cellar since original purchase.

The Fonseca 1970 An outstanding port from a classic vintage. It 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.
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester's 50 Years of Tawny Port, 1970

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports presented 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 30 Year Old Tawny:
Deep tawny colour with greenish hints. Complex and powerful nose, dominated by the strong presence of the dried fruits and spices, combined with a subtle and refined note of vanilla.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

1970 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a beautiful Port in a perfect drinking window. It is graceful and complex and a wonderful gift for any 50th birthday or Anniversary. The huge nose of liquorice, smoke, jammy black-cherry and cassis fruit is followed by a wine of seamless components, all super-packed with gorgeously pure fruit, yet the wine is not heavy or overbearing. There is a real sense of elegance to this Quinta do Noval. This port is fully mature drinking perfectly and will continue to evolve for another 20 or more years.


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Price: £159.00
Stock: 14 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: 2 in Stock

1970 Taylors Single Harvest Port, 1970

Colheita Single Harvest Port
Includes Taylor's oak gift box

Taylor’s has an extensive and enviable library of very old Ports and each year they release a 50 year old Single Harvest Port which represents the cream of their aged reserves.

Often referred to as Colheitas, these single harvest Tawny ports are a far cry from vintage port with very slow and gentle ageing in oak casks creating ports of extreme aromatic complexity with delightfully mellow structure. And the 1970 Port vintage was of one outstanding quality - ideal growing conditions produced what is now a classic vintage - universally declared by all the major port houses.

Taylors wine maker review:
Pale mahogany core surrounded by a broad pale gold rim with subtle olive highlights.
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Price: £219.90
Stock: 28 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: 7 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Berry Brothers Label

Reviews:
Sweet, voluptuous bouquet. Coffee and cinnamon tastes. So beautifully balanced and elegant. Stunningly poised. A 1970 like this is sheer perfection and exactly what great, mature Vintage Port should be.
Serena Sutcliffe , CUISINE & WINE ASIA 2008 VOLUME 12
01/01/2008

“Exceptionally deep crimson with remarkably little evolution and few orangey hints. Very lively, even a hint of orange peel. Lots of concentration and life. Quite animal too. Very sweet and impressive with a great combination of richness and structure. This is serious wine with a serious future. Long and well balanced”.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 5 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: 3 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port (Plain label)

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: £129.00
Stock: 5 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: £139.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1970

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Vintage Port
Very damaged labels
Special Offer | was £139 | now £99

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: £99.00
Stock: 9 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: 7 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: 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: £1895.00
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: £1795.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 1970

Vintage Port (Berry Bros. and Rudd Label)

The 1970 Quinta do Noval remains a young, unevolved Port, graceful, youthful, and complex. The huge nose of liquorice, smoke, jammy black-cherry and cassis fruit is followed by a wine of seamless components, all super-packed with gorgeously pure fruit, yet the wine is not heavy or overbearing. There is a real sense of elegance to this Quinta do Noval.

This Port has reached full maturity and remain there until 2030

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Price: £149.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1970

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Vintage Port
Special Offer | Bin Soiled Labels | Was £149 | Now £99

Smith Woodhouse 1970, the year the house was bought by the Symington Family, has now become elegant with lovely balance of fruit and tannins. "This wine 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. Good full fleshy flavours with that dark chocolate aroma so often seen in top quality Vintage Port." Theportsite.com Reviews "Medium to medium-full colour. Mature. Soft nose. Ripe and attractive. Now mellow. Excellent balance. Fullish body. Nicely succulent. Rich. Very good grip. Long and lovely.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 23 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Berry Brothers Label

“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: £159.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1970

Vintage Port

Warre's 1970 Vintage Port is from an excellent vintage which is probably developing into a wine as fine as the 1963. Multiple tastings have shown that this wine is very consistent having a very fine nose with almonds, figs and prunes, all dribbled with bittersweet chocolate. it has a full-bodied mouthfeel and is in balance. Produced in the year of Warre's 300th anniversary.

Reviews.
“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.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

1970 Ramos Pinto Port

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Ramos Pinto Vintage Port

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: £189.00
Stock: Out of Stock

50 Years of Messias Tawny Port

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
Includes FREE 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: Out of Stock

1970 Quevedo Single Harvest White Port, 1970

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1970 Very Old White Single harvest Tawny Port
Presented in Gift Box as pictured

1970 Quevedo White Port. This is a true rarity as very little white port was made and only a small fraction was released. Tasted from cask at Quevedo's cellars from a family barrel, this is a beautiful port of outstanding quality. The colour is dark amber, nose of mature fruit, hazelnuts with a touch of caramel and nutmeg. On the palate there is a great balance of acidity and sweetness. This is a drier style of Port that I find really refreshing, especially when served slightly chilled. This port has a finish that is endless. 98/100 VWP Tasting from cask feb 2020.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: Out of Stock