1980 Port Vintage Report


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The 1980 Port vintage is rated as outstanding and was generally declared vintage. Over time the 1980 Ports have been hugely under-rated book-ended by the great 1977 and large abundant 1983 and 1985 vintages. This vintage is ready now but will continue to develop and keep for decades, making them the perfect 40 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

An unusually early spring was followed by an extremely dry growing season and sugar readings were on the low side when picking began a week or so later than normal, at the end of September.

15 products found.

1980 Calem Vintage Port, 1980

Quinta da Foz Vintage Port

This 1980 Vintage Port from Calem has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Cale cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 1980 Calem Quinta da Foz has a beautiful tawny colour indicating maturity. On the nose it has toffee, butterscotch, creme caramel and sweet candy. It is medium bodied and fully mature with jammy red fruit and raisins, again butterscotch notes and caramel which all follow through into a long lingering finish. Superb and ready for drinking now.
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Price: $169.12 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

1980 Warre's Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port
Exceptional provenance | Warre's library stock release.

These bottles have been stored in the Warre's cellars in Oporto until recently released. They are in perfect condition.

This 1980 Warre Vintage Port is an outstanding port just reaching full maturity. Reviews: Wine Spectator, October 1988 “Excellent Port from an overlooked vintage”. Malcolm Gluck, The Guardian, 23rd December 1995 “Overwhelmingly fruity and flowing. Beautiful, round and smooth. Quite exceptional”. WINE, December 2001 93 Points “The best colour thus far with a rich peppery nose and a meaty, complex long finish. Excellent”. Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002 Four Stars (Very Good) “Best wine of the evening…Still very deep; fragrant; extraordinarily dense, figgy flavour and impressive, very dry finish”.
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Price: $183.33 USD
Stock: 16 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: $140.70 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Delaforce Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port
Bin Soiled and cellar damaged labels - vintage not legible
Clearance | Was £89.95 | Now £69.95

The 1980 Delaforce Vintage Port is a 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: $99.41 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Don Pavral Port, 1980

Vintage Port

Don Pavral is a brand of Real Comp. Velha. THe 1980 is still dark with a golden edge. On the nose there is coffee and vanilla. Medium body with smooth tannins. Elegant and enjoyable.
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Price: $126.48 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

J W Hart, 1980

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Colhieta Single Harvest Port


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Price: $140.70 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Dow's Port, 1980

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Vintage Port
Bin Soiled Labels | Was £119 |Now £99

The 1980 Dows Vintage Port has a very dark red/black centre, dark red to brown rim. On the nose there are creamy, blackberries and black cherries, slightly herbal notes (good), smoke and wet stone, sweet. The Dow 1980 has a very complex palate, 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: $140.70 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca Port, 1980

Vintage Port

The Fonseca 1980 Vintage Port is a rich ruby colour, fading gently at the rim. Scents of spice, raisin and fruit cake. Soft, sweet and ever so slightly plump.

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.
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Price: $183.33 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Graham's Port, 1980

Vintage Port

Purple fading to red and finally pink at the rim. Rich blackberries on the nose along with very faint stewed strawberries. The tannins were powerful on Christmas day but mellowed some by the next evening. The blackberries carried through as a prominent flavor, but added a sourish note almost like a sour cherry. The finish starts out with a rich butter cookie note, but then quickly switches to grape stem.
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Price: $183.33 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Kopke Port, 1980

Vintage Port

C.N. Kopke is the oldest Port Wine Company, was established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League. Kopke, has almost with 4 centuries of success in the Port Wine world and was bought by Sogevinus group in 2006.
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Price: $169.12 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Kopke Port, 1980

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

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: $183.33 USD
Stock: Out of 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: $140.70 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port
bin-soiled and damaged labels | vintage legible

“Due to the richness in colour intense fruit flavour and its impressive finish, Sandeman 1980 promises to be a wine of considerable character when mature. The 1980 should as was the 1960, be at maturity sooner rather than later” (David Sandeman).

A slight menthol note here. The nose is very rich, perhaps a touch chemical. Nice weight on the palate – chewy, with good dimension. Good balance and finish.
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Price: $140.70 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port

Full and deep, with excellent structure, this 1980 is aromatic, powerful and long. Mouthfilling and meaty, with sweet fruit; blackcurrants, cherries, cassis and chocolate notes. Fine balance and seamless construction.
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Price: $169.12 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1980

Vintage Port
Clearance offer | Was £119 | Now £79 Very Damaged labels | good level.

Full and deep, with excellent structure, this 1980 is aromatic, powerful and long. Mouthfilling and meaty, with sweet fruit; blackcurrants, cherries, cassis and chocolate notes. Fine balance and seamless construction.
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Price: $112.27 USD
Stock: Out of Stock