1942 Port Vintage Report

This year was, despite WWII, declared by some shippers such as Graham's. Production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but those wines which have been cared for are still drinking well now. These would make an excellent 80 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary this year.

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Feuerheerd Port, 1942

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Unlabelled

Feuerheerd’s was founded in 1815, by the German trader Dietrich Matthias Feuerheerd, who established his business in Oporto. In 1926 the company was sold to the Barros family and in 2007 to Quinta D. Matilde – Vinhos, Lda which is owned by some members of the Barros family. Feuerheerd’s became famous over the years for the quality of its wines, especially of its Vintage Port.
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Price: $1,105.75 USD
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Graham's Port, 1942

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
In neck, badly chipped capsule, unlabelled

Declared by some shippers, despite the war, and in some cases declared and bottled in 1945 to celebrate Victory. First Vintage to be bottled exclusively in Portugal, rather than shipped in cask as was customary.

Little known, and production was small due to continued post-war restrictions, but well-cellared wines are still a pleasure.

James Suckling
critic
Vintage Port (book, Suckling, 1990)
source
1990
tasting note year
This is a silky, classy, elegant, mature Vintage Port with a complex character of fruit on the nose and palate. Medium red with a lighter edge, delicate fresh raspberry and currant aromas, medium-bodied, with silky, elegant fruit flavours, medium tannins and a very sweet finish.
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Price: $1,956.33 USD
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