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.

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1979 Messias Port Wine, 1979

40 Year Old Quinta Cachao Vintage Port Wine
(Includes Free Leather effect gift box)
Special Offer | Was £145 | Now £99

Exclusive to VWP


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: 13 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: 6 in Stock

40 Year Old Messias

Tawny Port (Includes Free Leather effect gift box)

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: 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: 2 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port

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: 15 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 1979

40 Year Old Tawny port

*** 94 pts Robert Parker ***

This 40 Year Old tawny port from Quevedo... has a colour of golden amber with green hints. Huge complexity of aromas, from nuts, to sweet dried fruits and at a certain point, it smells like honeycomb. On the palate it is thick and intense, with the dried fruit coming along and it never finishes.
Robert parker - Wine Advocate

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Price: £129.00
Stock: 24 in Stock

Taylor's 40 Year Old, 1979

Tawny Port (HALF BOTTLE - 37.5cl bottle) Includes a leather effect, silk-lined gift 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 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: 7 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: 2 in Stock

Maynard's Port

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

*** IWC Gold award Winner ***

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.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: Out of Stock