1977 Port Vintage Report

1977-vintage-portThe 1977 was a classic vintage, declared by all the major port houses. Even after more than thirty years, the ports are only just becoming approachable and will last for many more decades. The port wines are concentrated, complex, well structured and balanced. Marked by strong tannins, these wines have great finesse and staying power. A 1977 port would make a brilliant 42 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary!

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1977 Messias

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Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

*** International Wine Challenge - Gold Award ***

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 1977 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2016.

Reviews
"Tasting Notes:
Heady, with delightfully nutty characteristics. Unctuous, appealing, long with an entirely seductive finish. Salty, umami, the taste of nature. So Complex. Sublime." IWC


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.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

1977 Graham's Vintage Port

Vintage Port MAGNUM bottle (Comes in individual case as illustrated).

Reviews
"...it's outstanding quality... Medium ruby-red. Aromas of milk chocolate, plum, mint and violet. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and lots of berry and cherry fruit. Very fruity and fresh. Long and lively. Delicious now, but will improve."
James Suckling , Wine Spectator 2007

"Quite deep crimson but with an evolved ruby to brick rim. Rich, round nose – seems at first almost fully evolved and yet with a real punch of acidity and, right at the end a kick of tannin. Lots of interest and life. A can can dancer. Complete and with lots still to give."
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.
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Price: £255.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

1977 Quarles Harris, 1977

Vintage Port MAGNUM (150cl) - in original wooden case as illustrated

This robust, densely coloured port has plenty of muscle, power, and alcohol which is typical of the vintage. All the components of a classic port are there. Drink now- 2025

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Price: £169.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barros Port, 1977

Vintage Port

A rare bottling of the excellent Barros Vintage Port
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Calem Port, 1977

Vintage Port

From the excellent 1977 vintage this rare bottle of Calem Vintage Port has a pale orange-tinged pink colour. Flowery roasted cherry nose. Nice balance of sweetness and acidity. Caramel and focused fruit flavours. Excellent
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Crusted Port, 1977

Wine Society Crusted Port


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Price: £99.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Light ruby color with a brick edge and aromas of anisette and sweet fig, with alcohol wafting from the glass, but not overwhelming. Smooth, sweet and a toasty/nutty finish with good length.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Light ruby color with a brick edge and aromas of anisette and sweet fig, with alcohol wafting from the glass, but not overwhelming. Smooth, sweet and a toasty/nutty finish with good length.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port (very damaged labels)

Light ruby color with a brick edge and aromas of anisette and sweet fig, with alcohol wafting from the glass, but not overwhelming. Smooth, sweet and a toasty/nutty finish with good length.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port MAGNUM

Please note that this is a rare magnum format (1.5 L) presented in a Dows presentation case.

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened.
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened. The acidity was near perfect and the tannins are tame but omnipresent; while the finish was spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port
(Mid-shoulder)

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened. The acidity was near perfect and the tannins are tame but omnipresent; while the finish was spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1977

Vintage Port
(Upper-shoulder)

Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened. The acidity was near perfect and the tannins are tame but omnipresent; while the finish was spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 1977

Colheita Port

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias Port, 1977

Quinta da Cachao Vintage Port

1977 was a classic vintage, concentrated, long-lasting and complex. Declared by all the major Port houses. This port from Messias, is very well structured and balanced with good tannins that gives it great staying power. The nose is extremely elegant, with traces of cinnamon while the finish is spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 1977

Vintage Port

From the outstanding 1977 vintage. The excellent Niepoort is one of the smallest producers of port. Their ports are sought after by collectors and port lovers.

Reviews:
"Light, bright red color. Perfume of candied red fruits and roses. Tasted of red fruits, roses and violets. More roses and violets. Some citrus peel as well, but muted. Silky, seductive and elegant. Alcohol well integrated. This was a truly amazing and luscious port, even if not what I expected. More fruit and flowers than most ports are, but just beautiful. Glad I still have one more bottle." Cellar Tracker




"Niepoort is to Vintage Port what Krug is to Champagne.
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Price: £229.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

***18/20, Jancis Robinson***

Healthy ruby with a brick rim. Quite subtle already; there is some perceptible evolution of colour and flavour here. Mineral rather than fruit flavours dominate. Very big and full. Very, very sweet indeed - in fact I thought it was from a Portuguese house. This wine delivers a pretty good combination of power, interest and, especially, sweetness. This is not a wine to be ignored! But it's a very particular style....without enormous tannic reserves. Jancis Robinson
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 11 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

***18/20, Jancis Robinson***

Healthy ruby with a brick rim. Quite subtle already; there is some perceptible evolution of colour and flavour here. Mineral rather than fruit flavours dominate. Very big and full. Very, very sweet indeed - in fact I thought it was from a Portuguese house. This wine delivers a pretty good combination of power, interest and, especially, sweetness. This is not a wine to be ignored! But it's a very particular style....without enormous tannic reserves. Jancis Robinson
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

A rare example of the 1977 from Rebello Valente. This port has a light centre, pale rim, weak / watery looking orange rim. Chocolate and cocoa powder on the nose. Sweet and full bodied entry but with an earthy mid-palate.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Royal Oporto, 1977

Vintage Port

This fine 1977 vintage port has a pale red color with a huge rim. It has a lovely balanced and elegant floral nose, with very little red berry fruit remaining. The palate is well structured and in balance, with malt and some background coffee. Probably at its best now, will hold.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Dark fruit notes of blackberries and black cherries combine with a thick silky texture and ripe tannins to make this a port to savour as it matures.

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Price: £129.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Dark fruit notes of blackberries and black cherries combine with a thick silky texture and ripe tannins to make this a port to savour as it matures.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

The 1977 Taylor's Vintage Port is an incredible wine from an outstanding vintage. Great plum red, vibrant. Fresh nose, clean fruit with delicate floral notes. A wine with great complexity of fruit – berry and spice, dense, luscious and concentrated, yet with a soft, delicate finish which belies the inner strength.

Reviews:
Robert Parker writes.... "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 23 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1977

Vintage Port Magnum in Individual wooden box.

Robert Parker writes.... "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1977 has consistently been at the top of my list of vintage ports in this great vintage, although the Dow, Graham, and Fonseca are equally splendid. It is a mammoth, opaque, statuesque vintage port of remarkable depth and power.
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Price: £475.00
Stock: 4 in Stock