1980 Port Vintage Report

An outstanding generally declared vintage from a hugely underrated year. The 1980 port wines are outstanding. This vintage is ready now but will continue to develop and keep for decades.

12 products found.

Barros Port, 1980

Colheita Port

The Barros 1980 colheita port has a tawny colour and an reddish halo. A delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs and plums, emphasised by an attractive character of wood and spices and caramel. Fresh and velvety in the mouth with a long finish, the Barros is a port wine which has an intense character.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Barros Port, 1980

Colheita Port (Comes in original Barros gift box as illustrated)

The Barros 1980 colheita port has a tawny colour and an reddish halo. A delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs and plums, emphasised by an attractive character of wood and spices and caramel. Fresh and velvety in the mouth with a long finish, the Barros is a port wine which has an intense character.

Having just celebrated their 100th year trading in 2013 Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita ports – old tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheitas has established them as the stand out producer of this style.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Croft Port, 1980

Quinta da Roeda

From the famous Quinta da Roeda vineyards, this 1980 single quinta vintage port has a garnet -tawny appearance. The nose is of dried fruit candy and walnuts. On the palate the wine is mature and at its peak balanced and elegant. The finish is perhaps a little shorter than one would like, but all round this is a excellent value port.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Croft Port, 1980

Quinta da Roeda

From the famous Quinta da Roeda vineyards, this 1980 single quinta vintage port has a garnet -tawny appearance. The nose is of dried fruit candy and walnuts. On the palate the wine is mature and at its peak balanced and elegant. The finish is perhaps a little shorter than one would like, but all round this is a excellent value port.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1980

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

Very dark red/black center, dark red to brown rim.
Creamy, blackberries and black cherries, slightly herbal notes (good), smoke and wet stone, sweet.
Very complex, maturity, red currants and black cherries, herbs and smoked meats, in the middle acidity and tannin (still!), great length - 60 seconds plus of blackberries and plums.
This is an extraordinary Dow.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1980

Vintage Port

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. It excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. 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. The 1980 is very good, possibly excellent". Robert Parker, Wine Buying Guide 1989 Parker

Rating 87/100 (excellent)
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port Magnum in individual box (1.5Lt)

Plums, raspberries, blackberries and spices on the nose, then a ripe palate filled with sweet fruit. Lots more fruit with notes of dark chocolate. Well-structured with lovely complexity.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port

Plums, raspberries, blackberries and spices on the nose, then a ripe palate filled with sweet fruit. Lots more fruit with notes of dark chocolate. Well-structured with lovely complexity.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Messias Port, 1980

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1980 Vintage.
1980 was a good year. Remain in Light by The Talking Heads was released, The Shining appeared in the cinemas and Messias produced this vintage 1980 port, rich with wild fruit and rich chocolate notes. Yes, 1980 was amazing.

75 cl
20% ABV
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Messias Port, 1980

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

Blondish colour. Young aromas, fruity and fresh that evolve. Due to oxidation, giving rise to a bouquet that brings out the aromas of dried fruits, aromas of roasting, wood and spices. Soft, harmony and complexity in the end.

ABV 20%
75 cl
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 16 in Stock

Royal Oporto, 1980

Vintage Port

Beautiful pale brick mature colour. Lovely jammy fruit and burnt caramel on the nose with same red fruit marmalade on the palate and medium Finish.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1980

Vintage Port

An outstanding wine scoring 91 points.

Review: "A deep, clear garnet colour. The nose is very backward, quite austere and conservative with notes of cherry and raspberry leaf, a touch of cigar box developing with aeration. It perhaps lacks a little joie-de-vivre, especially when compared to vintage in the 1970s. the palate is attractive though, with notes of raspberry, plum, white pepper, blood orange and a touch of apricot. Very good acidity, perhaps like the -55, this is a Taylor's playing it safe, unwilling to take chances and yet it is lush on the finish with its plum and briary flavours.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 12 in Stock