1975 Port Vintage Report

The 1975 vintage port declaration came shortly after the 1974 revolution. Under pressure of nationalisation, the port shippers were keen to show what was possible after a run of weak vintages. Whilst the ports are not in the same league as the other 70's declarations like the 1970 or the 1977, they have stood up well and represent a superb quality vs price ratio. Recent tastings have demonstrated that the best are elegant and a pleasure to drink. The wines are now fully mature, with the top producers producing good '75s that will grow old gracefully. They are elegant, fruity and well balanced but not big. A port from 1975 would make an excellent 48 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

18 products found.

Palmer Port, 1975

Colheita Port, Douro
50cl Bottle

1975 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1975 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1975 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,
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Price: $168.24 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1975

Colheita Port, Douro
75cl Bottle

1975 Colheita Port - 75cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1975 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1975 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,
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Price: $194.32 USD
Stock: 52 in Stock

Burmester, 1975

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Colheita Port, Douro
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This Port wine has a 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 with the coffee and walnut cake sweetness and richness.

Winemaking:

Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation.
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Price: $168.24 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Kopke, 1975

Colheita Port
In Kopke Presentation Box
***96 Points- GOLD- Decanter 2023***

Attractive amber colour. Rich and perfumed nose dominated by the presence of the dried fruits, harmoniously involved by the spice notes. Smooth and silky in the taste, reveals an amazing structure and a good volume. The elegance describes this delicate whole and is extended in the endless and distinct finish.


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.
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Price: $194.32 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Messias, 1975

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

The 1975 Quinta do Cachão Vintage Port is a notable expression of Port wine from the Douro Valley, specifically crafted from grapes grown at the Quinta do Cachão estate by Messias. This Port exemplifies the craftsmanship and tradition of Douro Valley winemaking, highlighting the estate’s dedication to quality and the unique characteristics of its terroir.

Tasting Notes
The medium brick colour with slight garnet hues reflects its age and maturity. On the nose aromas of ripe dark fruits such as blackberries, plums, and cherries, possibly with hints of dried fruits like figs and dates.
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Price: $254.31 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Calem Port, 1975

Vintage Port
Rewaxed- Remains of label

A port with good maturity without being in any way over-mature. Surprisingly dry in style (compared with a tawny and a colheita ), good fruit, some raisins, quite discreet on the nose, surprisingly light and quite elegant.

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Price: $176.06 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1975

Vintage Port

The 1975 Cockburn has a huge nose of chocolate oranges and marmalade but with an interesting twist of rose perfume. Slighltly hollow entry, slow to develop in the mouth but patience rewards with lovely fruit and plenty of bitter orange. A touch of heat on the aftertaste, which settles quickly to a soft and sweet length of red licorice. The PortForum.com
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Price: $155.20 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Croft Port, 1975

Vintage Port- MAGNUM

Croft 1975 is a fruity port with notes of sultanas, toffee, coffee beans and a slightly bittersweet finish.


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Price: $456.46 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1975

Vintage port

Review in the Port Forum
"Pale auburn in colour, with a rose rim. Floral honey on the nose, pleasant but not strong. Dusty sweet redcurrant jelly on the tongue, with the tannins showing through as a gentle dusty persistence. Floral and rose-water flavours in the mouth, not a heavyweight, but perfectly pleasant drinking. Nice redcurrant aftertaste, with an enjoyable slight bitterness to the finish." AHB Port Forum 2010

About Delaforce
Delaforce’s long history and dedication to producing high-quality port have made it a respected name in the industry. Now under the ownership of Real Companhia Vehla, their continued innovation and adherence to tradition ensure that they remain a prominent player in the world of port wine.
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Price: $155.20 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Dow's, 1975

Vintage Port
Damaged label

The 1975 Dows Vintage Port is from a vintage that has been long under-rated. I have had repeated tastings of the 75's and whilst not in the same class as the 66 or 70 vintages, nevertheless present an outstanding quality vs price buy. When you consider that recent releases retail around the £80-£90 mark and need 20 years of storage before drinking this represents a bargain. Decanted for 4 hours, the 1975 Dows is fully mature with a nice tawny colour. The recent bottles I have tasted have been very nicely developed and drinking perfectly now. Everything is very well integrated the fruit has mellowed to become a classic vintage port.
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Price: $142.16 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Martinez Vintage Port, 1975

Vintage Port

This Port is now beginning to reach its full maturity and is ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style Port. This Port should probably be drunk over the next few years although it is still showing remarkable balance and finesse.
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Price: $129.11 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1975

Vintage Port

"Deeper in colour (as you would expect) but not deep for a Nacional, mid-garnet, thin browning rim; rather odd medicinal aromas, stewed plums; soft, sweet plummy fruit, rather simple and lacking structure with a slightly burnt edge, fuller with some grip on the finish but not really satisfying. I suppose this is not so bad for a 1975 though. Drink now and over the next ten years. 14.5. [Deep colour but already looking quite mature, beautiful liquorice and chocolate aromas, elegant concentration of flavour, firm, milk chocolate finish.]" Richard Mayson.


20%ABV
75cl
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Price: $1,167.24 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1975

Vintage Port

Robertson Bros were the shippers behind this brand, which was once one of the most reputable, though, since a fine 1970, very little Vintage Port bears the name.

Drink it alone for dessert. It is like a delicious piece of fruitcake. Medium red, with a roasted, chocolate, earthy nose, medium-bodied, with plenty of tannins and roasted, fruity flavours on the palate.

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Price: $129.11 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1975

Vintage Port
Unlabelled - see conditions report

The 1975 vintage is massively underrated, languishing in the shadows of the great 1970 and 1977 vintages. The Ports produced are lighter in style than other declarations but represent tremendous value. The Taylor's 1975 Vintage Port is no exception. Our tastings over the past few years have shown this wine consitently has a good colour in the glass and a mature nose. It has good structure and backbone that is typical of Taylors. It is a touch spirity, with some gentle, stony, red fruits. On the palate there is an immediately apparent sweetness which persists through to the finish.

Reviews "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal.
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Price: $168.24 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1975

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: $168.24 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1975

Vintage Port
Unlabelled

“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: $155.20 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1975

Vintage Port
Damaged labels


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Price: $155.20 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Dalva, 1975

Finest Reserve Tawny Port, DOC Douro

Tawny Port is made from premium blends of wines, sourced from the best vineyards that have been aged for years in oak casks. This art of blending, more than a technique, is steeped in centuries of old traditions passed down from one generation to another, as the “house style” of each Port wine family company.


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. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle. Over time, it is natural that a little sediment will form at the bottom of a bottle of colheita Port wine.
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Price: $207.36 USD
Stock: Out of Stock