1979 Port Vintage Report

1979-portA Vintage Port from 1979 makes an excellent 40 year old wine gift for a 40th birthday or anniversary. Our wine buyer highly recommends the 1979 Messias Vintage Port . Still drinking well, 1979 ports are part of a span of good vintages from 1977 to 1980. A very wet winter was followed by a dry hot summer and no rainfall from late June until 18th September. The crop was large and produced many quite good straight forward single-quinta wines that are now mature but will keep well for years.

15 products found.

Maynard's Port

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40 Year Old Tawny Port
UK Exclusive Special Offer | Was £89 | Now £69.95

A UK Exclusive for VWP.

Rated as outstanding by Wine Spectator and receiving the International Wine Challenge gold award, this amazing 40-Year Tawny Port is now available again in the UK through VWP!

Named after the first established English Port wine shipper in Oporto, Walter Maynard, this aged Port has been stored in a barrel for over 40 years until it was bottled for us. Presented in its own gift box, 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 aging process.

On the palate, an array of flavours flourishes, mainly to toasted nuts and chocolate.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 26 in Stock

1979 Kopke Colheita Port, 1979

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Intense amber coloured. Presents a complex and rich bouquet of aromas where stands out the dried fruits. On the taste it is distinct, balanced and harmonious. Tannins elegantly combined which persists in the delicious finish.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

1979 Messias Vintage Port WIne, 1979

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40 Year Old Quinta Cachao Vintage Port Wine
Includes FREE Gift Box with Accessories
Special Offer | Was £145 | Now £99 Offer ends 21st March

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A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1979 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and a true rarity. Exclusive to VWP, these were taken directly from the Messias Cellars in Porto where they have been stored since original bottling.

The 1979 Messias Cachao port is fully mature with a tawny colour. This bottle was decanted 4 hours prior to tasting. On the nose there are notes of molasses, honey and butterscotch. On the pallet there is a good balance, slightly high acidity but the sweetness balances this out. Notes of walnut and hazelnut on the palate as well as a little coffee and molasses.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 15 in Stock

40 Year Old Calem

Tawny Port (Presented in a original Calem gift box as illustrated)

Porto Calem 40 years is the result of a careful blending of wines from the average age of 40 years in oak barrels. Auburn-greenish colour, features notes of dried fruit, spices and honey. The palette is engaging, complex and it has a powerful long finish.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

40 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port in Presentation box.
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Graham's 40 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

40 Year Old Messias

Tawny Port (Presented in a deluxe gift box with wine accessories as illustrated)

Very pale amber/tawny/orange colour. Fine and delicate aromas of hazelnuts and candied citrus. Quince marmalade character, delicate in style, with finesse and poise. Seemingly quite dry in style towards the finish (not as obviously rich as some here), and supremely refined.


Bottle Size 75cl
ABV 20%
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

Barros Port, 1979

Colheita Port with Barros Box as shown

The excellent Barros 1979 colheita port is full-bodied, soft and velvety with distinctive flavors of dried fruit, which persist forever.It should be stored in a cool, dry, protected from light and temperature variations. The bottle should be stored upright. Established at the beginning of the century, Barros, Almeida & C0 - Vinhos S.A., is undoubtedly, one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in port. Nowadays, the Barros Group is composed of several companies acquired or established along the years, and its position on the port market is an important one (about 5% of total sales) producing in its Quintas up the Douro about 600 pipes of port.
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Price: £119.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Barros Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in original Barros box as illustrated)

This bottle of 40 year old port is an absolute delight. It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries and other dried fruits which have been soaked in a fine alcohol in small barrels for years until their flavours have been thoroughly infused the port. As a port it is surprisingly light considering its age in that it doesn’t have a heaviness to it. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an elegant wine.
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Price: £94.00
Stock: 13 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1979

Quinta do Bonfim Vintage Port

One of the Douro Valley’s finest vineyards, Bomfim is the heart of some of the company’s greatest Ports, having provided wines for Dow’s Vintage Ports ever since it was acquired in 1896. The estate is situated in the centre of the best wine-producing area known as the ‘Cima Corgo’, which offers an ideal balance between the relatively wet ‘Baixo Corgo’ to the west and the intense heat of the ‘Douro Superior’ to the east. In the good year’s when Dow’s does not ‘declare’ a Vintage, the best Ports of Quinta do Bomfim are carefully selected and bottled as Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port. These wines are exceptionally good.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Feuerheerd

40 Year Old Tawny

This 40 years old Port is made of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and other traditional grapes from the Douro region.

The wine has a very soft texture with intense complexity and aromas of nuts, raisins and figs. Flavours of toasted coconut and caramel on the finish

It is a delicious dessert wine and is the perfect finish to any meal or to accompany sweet desserts, mince pies, cakes, milk chocolates, walnuts, nuts, crème brûlée, Roquefort and as digestive with cigars.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 18 in Stock

Kopke Port

40 Year Old White Port - Half Bottle 375ml

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
An extremely rare bottle of 40 years aged White Port. Please note that these are half bottles.

Review:
This Kopke 40 Years Old presents a blondish bright color and a fine and very complex nose, which features dried fruits such as figs and hazelnuts, some candied orange and velvety notes of honey and even citrus fruits.
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Price: £85.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's 40 Year Old, 1979

Tawny Port (HALF BOTTLE - 37.5cl bottle) Includes a leather effect, silk lined gift box, (not wooden box illustrated).

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: £74.50
Stock: 12 in Stock

Taylors 40 Year Old Tawny port

Tawny Port (Includes taylors presentation box)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1979

Quinta da Cavadinha

The 1979 Vintage Port from Warre's is seriously attractive. After 4 hours of decanting, it had opened up nicely with lots of fig-like fruits. The palate is rich and infused with age elements with a soft and rich fruit still well to the fore. The fruit is enjoying a late middle to early old age period. No need to drink up yet but age elements will begin to dominate from here on in. If you want fruit then drink now. A fine example of a well aged single-quinta port with a deft Warre's touch of assured wine making showing through the full thirty years from 1979.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

40 year old Taylors Port Gift

40 Year Old Tawny Port - in Taylor's Gift Pack with two Spieglau Glasses

An incredible example of an old Tawny port. A rarity, as few houses will make a 40 year old tawny. This wine is olive gold in colour with rich caramel, butterscotch and hazelnut flavours. The concentration in this port also produces a wine with amazing length, which lingers beautifully on the palate.

This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

Press: 'It is my opinion that Taylor's tawny ports are the best of this type.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: Out of Stock