1974 Port Vintage Report

The 1974 port vintage produced some excellent single harvest colheita, making a port from this year the ideal 50 year old wine gift for a 50th birthday or anniversary. For vintage ports it was a moderate year that was not declared by the major port houses; despite a huge crop, very few vintage port wines were bottled from this year and the bottles that were produced are very rare.

28 products found.

Maynard's Port, 1974

Sale

1974 Colheita Port, Douro
Exclusive to VWP
Special Offer | was £159 | Now £139 Offer Ends 30th June 2024

1974 Colheita Port.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1974 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1974 Port from Maynard has a very complex nose with marked volatile acidity, exotic wood, liquorice sauce, orange zest, lavender and light nougat. Medium weight, elegant and quite intense on the palate. Intense and long finish.


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position.
more >>>

Price: $181.28 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1974

Colheita Port, Douro | 75cl Bottle

1974 Colheita Port - 75cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1974 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1974 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.


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
more >>>

Price: $207.36 USD
Stock: 39 in Stock

Palmer Port

Sale

50 Year Old Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £159 | Now £129
Offer ends 30 June 2024

The Palmer 50 Years Old Aged Tawny Port belongs to the exclusive and rare type of blended tawny port with age indication. The quantities produced are of course, very small. VWP are exclusive importers of the Palmer 50 Tear Tawny.

Tasting Notes :
The Palmer 50 Year tawny is the premium Port blended by legendary wine-maker Alvaro Van Zeller from his best stocks of aged tawny blend to give an average age of 50 years. The 50-year category was approved in 2022.

The Palmer 50 Year old has a concentrated dark tawny colour with green highlights that show around the rim of the glass.
more >>>

Price: $168.24 USD
Stock: 39 in Stock

Quevedo, 1974

50 Year Old White Port
***96/100 Points -REVISTA DE VINHOS***

Indulge in the captivating bouquet of this 50-year-old White Port, with an intense and complex aroma of spices, dates, and nutty undertones, complemented by a zesty citrus profile and subtle hints of brown sugar. On the perfectly balanced palate, flavors of nuts, caramel, and creme brulee are carried through to a long and zesty finish. Meticulously crafted from a blend of different varieties and aged for an average of 50 years, this wine is a true masterpiece.

COLOUR
Dark Amber with green edge.

AROMA
The aroma of this wine is highly intense and complex, showcasing a blend of spices, dates, and nutty undertones that intermingle with notes of candied fruits.
more >>>

Price: $350.82 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quevedo, 1974

Colheita Port
Last Few in Stock

This is a great 1974 Colhieta from this family-run winery. The colour is still very intense, and the aromas are already where you would expect a Colheita of this age expect to be. 1974 is now over 45 years old but this wine is still really nice and very affordable.

This has amazing layers of aromas, nuts, crème brûlée, caramel, dates and apricot. A beautiful port – that you will combine with any food. But please enjoy it on it’s own.

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position.
more >>>

Price: $298.66 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa

50 year old White Port | Presented in own Gift Box
97 Points - PLATINUM - Decanter 2024
Special Offer | Was £149 | Now £119 Offer Ends 30th June.

The Devesa 50 White Port is not merely a wine; it is a symphony of flavours, a celebration of nature's artistry, and a tribute to the passage of time. Let each sip transport you to the heart of the Douro Valley, where every vine has a story, and every bottle holds a masterpiece.

Tasting Notes
The aroma rises bouquet of dried apricots, toasted almonds, and whispers of honey, each scent a verse in this poetic saga. On the palate, it unfolds with a grace that only time can bestow—silky layers of caramel, citrus zest, and a lingering finish that echoes the warmth of the sun-soaked earth.
more >>>

Price: $155.20 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

1974 Grahams Single Harvest Tawny Port, 1974

Sale

Single Harvest Tawny Port
95 points Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £395 | Now £345 Offer Ends 30th June 2024

The 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards. Graham's holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports. These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label.

VWP Tasting note:
The 1974 rare Single Harvest Tawny Port has been matured for over four decades in seasoned oak casks in the Graham's lodges in Oporto. It has a seductive tawny colour which fades to a broad amber rim with discreet olive highlights.
more >>>

Price: $449.94 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Barros Port, 1974

Special Edition 1974 Colheita Port
93 Points - Wine Advocate
Silver Medal Decanter 2022

The 1974 Barros colheita is a very elegant 50 year old colheita port that was been bottled to celebrate the historic Carnation revolution of 1974 when Portugal progressed from dictatorship to democracy with almost no shots being fired. The revolutionaries offered carnations to the soldiers when the population took to the streets to celebrate.

Barros translates the Portuguese character into wine, combining tradition, authenticity and modern values. Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port.
more >>>

Price: $207.36 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Burmester

Burmester 50 Years of Port
A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
***Presented in our Double Leather 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.
more >>>

Price: $194.32 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Kopke, 1974

Colheita Port
Includes Kopke presentation box.

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
With a light amber colour, reveals a nose full of elegance and character, where the dried fruits are blended with the light sensations of chocolate and coffee. In the mouth it’s an attractive, velvety and involving wine. Presents an excellent acidity, good structure and an amazing finesse.
more >>>

Price: $180.63 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Kopke

50 Year White Port | Half Bottle 37.5cl
***97 Points- PLATINUM - Decanter 2024***

The Kopke 50 Year Old White Port is a rare and exceptional wine, representing the pinnacle of aged white port production.

Tasting Notes
This 50 Year Old White Port from Kopke is a complex and aromatic wine with notes of dried stone fruit, tobacco box, dried white plums, walnuts and vanilla spice. The palate is opulent and velvety, with saline notes, a well-balanced sweetness and refreshing acidity. This elegant and complex wine is perfect for special occasions and contemplative sipping.

Serving & Food Pairing:
White Ports are ready to drink and do not require decanting.
more >>>

Price: $181.28 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Kopke

50 Year Tawny Port
***98 Points- Wine Advocate***
***95 Points- GOLD MEDAL- IWC 2024***
***97 Points- Best In Show- Decanter 2024***

The Kopke 50 Year Old Tawny Port is a distinguished wine, representing the pinnacle of aged tawny ports. With five decades of aging, this port offers unparalleled depth and complexity.

Tasting Notes
This 50 Year Old Tawny Port is a rich, complex wine with a deep amber colour and golden-brown rim. Its aroma is rich and complex, with notes of dried fruits, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, roasted nuts, and subtle wood, spice, and citrus zest. The palate is smooth and velvety, with layers of dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, nutty character, molasses, dark chocolate, and coffee.
more >>>

Price: $246.49 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Messias, 1974

50 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Messias Wooden Gift Box
96 pts- Revista de Vinhos

The Messias 50 Year Old Tawny Port was crafted to showcase the expertise of the producer and celebrate a significant milestone, offering Port enthusiasts a rich and memorable tasting experience.

Tasting Notes:
Messias 50 years old is a Tawny Port wine is a mellow, rich, subtle Port wine. It stands out for its remarkable balance of honeyed notes of citrus jam, marmalade and very delicate acidity with floral hints, highlighting notes of orange blossom and caramelized orange peel.

Serving & Food Pairing
Tawny Ports are ready-to drink and do not require decanting. Best enjoyed slightly chilled at 12-13ºC they will work wonders if pairing with treacle tart, crème brulee or nut based desserts, like hazelnut praline.
more >>>

Price: $254.31 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Messias, 1974

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
Presented in Our Two-Bottle 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.
more >>>

Price: $168.24 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas

Sale

50 Year Old Tawny Port
95 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Special Offer | Was £295 | Now £225
Offer ends 30 June 2024

This 50 Year Old Colhieta Port from Quinta das Carvalhas, was made with Port from the vast and rich collection of old Port wines found in the cellars in Nova de Gaia. The soul and body of this 50 year old is based on a tawny from 1967, a Porto Colheita from 1976 and a dash of Port from 1920, aged in oak casks. The result is a magnificent amber-coloured wine, which on the nose reveals notes of varnish and cedar leaves and an almost citrusy freshness. When tasted, it is broad and powerful, with flavours of dried fruits. It has a long and persistent finish.

Quinta das Carlvalhas have developed their own unique blend of sustainable, modern viticulture whilst preserving the historic century-old vines that go towards making their best wines.
more >>>

Price: $293.44 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

São Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao

50 Year Old White Port
50cl bottle
*** 95 Points- Wine Advocate ***

White gold colour with greenish tones. An intense and complex aroma, with vinagrinho wood notes, hazelnuts and honey.
The palate is dense, full and fresh, with dry notes of spicy flavours. Long, lingering finish.



Learn more about Sao Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao
more >>>

Price: $515.15 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

São Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao

50 Year Old Tawny Port
*** 96 Points -Alex Probst- World of Fine Wine ***

Dark tawny colour with greenish tones and an intense aroma consisting of wood notes, caramel, vinagrinho and nuts. The palate is full and fresh, with dry notes of spicy flavours. A long and enduring finish.



Learn more about Sao Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao
more >>>

Price: $455.16 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1974

Single Harvest Tawny Port
4.5 Litre
** 95 points Wine Advocate **

A very rare 4.5 Litre Bottle of 1974 Graham Single Harvest Colheita Port.

The 1974 Single Harvest Tawny Port is made from the very finest wines from the Graham’s vineyards. Graham's holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports. These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label.

VWP Tasting note:
The 1974 rare Single Harvest Tawny Port has been matured for over four decades in seasoned oak casks in the Graham's lodges in Oporto.
more >>>

Price: $2,471.42 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1974

50 Year Old Tawny Port
New Release for delivery end July 2024

The Graham’s 50 Year Old Tawny Port will be released in the UK in June 2024. Only 240 75cl bottles and 6 450cl bottles will be released. We are delighted to be one of the few selected to sell these treasured wines.

The Grahams 50 year old Tawny has a captivating deep orange-brown hue, framed by a dark walnut base and a pale green rim. It has complex aromas with layers of orange blossom, fruitcake and butterscotch, creating a balanced and concentrated sensory experience. The mouthfeel is substantial, rich and creamy with vibrant acidity, enchanting notes of seasoned wood, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and a lingering finish that endures on the palate.
more >>>

Price: $573.84 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Real Companhia Vinicola do Norte de Portugal, 1974

Porto Da Silva
Colheita Port 1974

A very rare bottle of 1974 Colheita Port from the cellars of Real Companhia Velha
more >>>

Price: $319.52 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1974

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

The 1974 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas is a vintage port from the renowned Taylor's wine house. While 1974 was not declared a vintage year for Taylor's overall, the Quinta de Vargellas estate often produces exceptional single-quinta vintage ports even in years that are not widely declared. Produced from grapes exclusively from the Quinta de Vargellas estate, these wines showcase the unique terroir of the vineyard.

Tasting notes
Medium intense colour with slight orange tinge at the rim. Nose of wood, anise, deep berry notes, faint clove and lots more. Rich mouthfeel w/slight woodiness, rich dried fruits of cherry, blackberry, Plum and dates.
more >>>

Price: $254.31 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1974

Late Bottled Vintage Port

The 1974 Late Bottled Vintage Port from taylors shows a medium intense color with slight orange tinge at the rim. Nose of wood, anise, deep berry notes, faint clove and lots more. Rich mouthfeel w/slight woodiness, rich dried fruits of cherry, blackberry, Plum and dates. Big in the mouth with a strong alcohol finish. this kept developing for at least 2 hours showing candied cherries later on.

Late Bottled Vintage port is from a single year. The wine ages 4-6 years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up and show its splendour.
more >>>

Price: $254.31 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1974

Late Bottled Vintage Port

This 1974 wine belongs to the port category "Late Bottled Vintage" and has a mature character with, sweet raisin and spice with ripe black fruits, fig, prune, damson and cinnamon notes. Elegant with great balance, fully mature, gentle and inviting.
more >>>

Price: $254.31 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Maynard's Port

50 Year Old Tawny Port
Presented in Maynards Decanter
Exclusive to VWP

The Maynard's 50 year old tawny is our latest addition to our 50 year old Port line-up. Maynard's is renowned for its excellent quality at outstanding value and this 50 year old gem is no exception! This is also a UK exclusive for VWP.

Named after the first established English Port wine shipper in Oporto, Walter Maynard, this aged Port has been blended from historic stocks of tawny Port to give an average age of 50 years and is released under the new 50 year old tawny Port category.

Presented in a decanter, this is a powerful port with complex nuttiness aromas in harmony with spicy notes, warm roasted coffee and cinnamon hints from the long contact with oak wood during the ageing process.
more >>>

Price: $194.32 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Quinta da Devesa

50 year old Tawny Port
Presented in Gift Box

Quinta da Devesa 50-year-old tawny Port has a beautiful copper colour with an orange-green edge signifying a Tawny port with some age. A blend of multiple wines to result in an average age of 50 years, it presents extraordinary aromas of roasted caramel notes, a touch of citrus orange, and a pronounced roasted character of pecan, dates. This Port has an elegant and silky texture with an ever-long aftertaste aftertaste boasting caramelized fruit notes.

Quinta da Devesa Port Wines are produced exclusively from lots vinified and aged in the estate. Since 1941, vintages considered of superior quality by the family winemakers, were kept and stored in wooden barrels in the winery cellars.
more >>>

Price: $194.32 USD
Stock: Out of Stock