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 43 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary!

24 products found.

Palmer Port, 1977

Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle

1977 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1977 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1977 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: £89.95
Stock: 29 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1977

Single Harvest Tawny Port
MAGNUM 150cl Bottle

1977 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1977 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1977 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: £199.00
Stock: 6 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

Barros Port, 1977

Vintage Port

A rare bottling of the excellent Barros Vintage Port
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 8 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

Calem Port, 1977

Vintage Port
Rare Magnum (1.5L) Format

Calem 1977 Vintage Port in Magnum. Library release stock from Calem cellars in Oporto.

The 1977 Calem Vintage Port is an orange-tinged pale tawny colour. A powerful nose of light dried fruit, morello cherry, roasted coffee and caramel. Medium bodied, good balance between the alcohol and tannins with fig and raisin flavours. A very good enjoyable long finish. Outstanding 95/100 (TC) Tasted at the Port Forum 02/20 From Magnum. Decanted 10 hours before serving.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 100 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

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: 3 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: 12 in Stock

Ferreira, 1977

Vintage port

Reviews
Very pale mahogany red, watery in texture and weak rim. On the nose are cranberries and brown sugar with just a touch of sweet pea perfume. Wonderful sweetness in the mouth, with golden sultanas over the tart dried cranberries. The tartness is lovely and balances out the sweetness of the wine very well. There is so much complexity in the mid-palate that you can hold this wine in your mouth for ages, but eventually you have to swallow. And when you do there is an explosion of flavour which, after a brief flare of heat, works itself into a very long black licorice and aniseed aftertaste.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 1977

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Colheita Port
Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £89

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: £89.00
Stock: 2 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: 13 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

***92 Points Aggregated Critic Score***

The 1977 Graham's vintage port is a stunning example of a fully declared vintage. Intense candied fruit aromas intermingle with cinnamon and clove spice leading to a palate of sweet jammy figs and milk chocolate notes. A fine port with long lingering finish that is ready for drinking now but, obviously as with all great ports, has many years ahead of it.

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.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

***92 Points Aggregated Critic Score***

The 1977 Graham's vintage port is a stunning example of a fully declared vintage. Intense candied fruit aromas intermingle with cinnamon and clove spice leading to a palate of sweet jammy figs and milk chocolate notes. A fine port with long lingering finish that is ready for drinking now but, obviously as with all great ports, has many years ahead of it.

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.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1977

Colheita Port

A rare bottle of Kopke 1977 colheita port Bottled in 1987.

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 amber colour and golden hints this wine has an intense bouquet, dominated by the remarkable presence of the dried fruits with a refined touch of spices. In the mouth it is concentrated, firm and elegant. This wine of great deepness and with a noble character has an impressive and persistent finish.
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Price: £149.00
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

Offley Port, 1977

Vintage Port

This firm and fruity port from the excellent 1977 vintage is delightful with a medium deep rim, a powerful bouquet with rich, intense jammy fruit, cherry and plum. Also, like rum soaked raisins. There is good cocoa and cherry on the palate, nice white pepper and a lot of tobacco and mint on the finish.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 12 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: 5 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: 21 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

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: 3 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: 5 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port MAGNUM (Comes in Presentation box as illustrated)

Rich and highly concentrated, it has evolved into to open into a superb Port. Fragrant cassis and prunes nose, fleshy texture, loaded with ripe berry flavours, mellow tannins and a lush fruity finish. Powerful, yet impressively balanced. The 1977s have reached the middle stage of what will prove to be a long and distinguished life. Hugely enjoyable now and it will only get better.


Reviews
"This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavourful vintage port. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 4 in Stock