1961 Port Vintage Report

While not generally a declared year, the hot weather produced some concentrated ports in 1961. The harvest started in extremely hot conditions at the river quintas in early September, progressing in other areas until the end of the month making it a long, drawn out vintage. The picking required a very rigorous selection which entailed picking out the burnt and imperfect grapes from the bunches before putting them in the baskets. This led to a small harvest, making bottles from this year quite rare. Making a great 60 year old wine gift for any birthday or anniversary, the 1961 ports produced are still drinking well today.

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1961 Calem Port

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Colheita Port
Includes own cardboard gift box
Decanter 2020 Best in Show Award
Special Offer | Was £295 | Now £225

Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards Best in Show Award

A fabulous gift for a 60th anniversary. The 1961 Calem is an award wining Colheita Port from the 1961 harvest that has been stored in barrels for most of its life before being bottled in 2020. It is in perfect condition and will keep for many years to come.

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Decanter Best in Show Winner.
"This single-vintage tawny port is older than its 40 Year Old Best In Show sibling, but the fact that it is unblended (and has perhaps spent time in glass as well as barrel) gives it a very different character: lighter, more graceful and more fugitive,
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

60 Years of Messias Tawny Port, 1961

A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Messias blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Messias 40 Year Old Tawny:
Bright amber opulent walnut aromas. A powerful attack of dried apricot and marmalade. Incredibly complex and a profound searing mouth cleansing acidity with an incredibly long length.

Messias 20 Year Old Tawny:
***92 Points Robert Parker***
Great character and complex flavours, dried fruits and fine oak mixed with spices.
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Price: £129.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester's 60 Years of Tawny Port

A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny, both ports come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Burmester 40 Year Old Tawny:
*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***
Bright tawny colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey.
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Price: £159.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1961

Two HALF Bottles of Taylor's 40 Year and 20 Year Old Tawny Port ***Presented in our Double Leather Effect Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two Half bottles (37.5cl) of rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port, (Scoring 92/100 Parker points. This is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04. Drink now - 2030.

One 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylors 60 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1961

Taylor 60 years of port. A 40 year and 20 year Tawny Port ***Presented in our Double Leather Effect Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

One 20 year old port,(scoring 92/100 Parker points). This is a fine pale, orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise, subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish.
Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04.

Taylor's 40 year old port with a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish. Winner of the best Port Trophy Wine International Awards '04.
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Price: £179.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

1961 Graham's Malvedos Port, 1961

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Malvedos Crusted Port
Special offer damaged labels | was £495 | Now £395

A very rare single quinta crusted port from Graham's.

Graham's owns Quinta dos Malvedos an historic estate in a prime location. In the past their estate ports was produced this Crusted, an unusual and unique traditional Port wine style. Port Crusted is a batch of full-bodied wines that age in large wooden casks, two years for this Grahams, then are bottled unfiltered and remain in the cellar for a few years before being released to the market.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1961

Guimaraens Vintage Port (library release from Fonseca cellars Oporto)

rare Bottles of Fonseca Single Quinta Vintage Port obtained directly from the Fonseca Cellars in Oporto

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
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Price: £695.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1961

Guimaraens Vintage Port
Special offer | Was £595 | Now £450
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Rare bottles of the 1961 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
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Price: £450.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Krohn Port, 1961

Vintage Port - Library release from Krohn cellars

Tasting note: Tawny brown of medium intensity and a narrow amber rim. The nose of this wine is sumptuous in its richness and complexity. The undercurrent of creamy butterscotch aroma is overlaid with notes of vanilla and raisin, a discreet fragrance of violets and pungent resiny scents of garigue. The palate is round and velvety, finishing with a surge of rich caramel flavour. A seductive Vintage Port, one of the best examples from this year.
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1961

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

A rare example of the 1961 vintage. Single quinta vintage showing some of the characteristics of the very hot and dry 1961 vintage.
This port is unlikely to improve further with age and should be drunk fairly soon.
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 1 in Stock