1968 Port Vintage Report

Making an excellent wine gift for a birthday or anniversary, 1968 Port wines follow a strong run of vintages in the 1960's. The summer was hot and dry with no rain whatsoever in June and July, and only a little in August and September. The harvest should have produced solid good wines. However, only a few vintage ports (Sandeman) and Single Quinta ports were declared. There are still a few Colheita ports available which are drinking very well but stocks are tiny. These bottles are now very rare!

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Palmer Port, 1968

Colheita Port, Douro
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £149 | Now £129

1968 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1968 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1968 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour with a verdant edge on the rim highlighting a colheita of exceptional age and quality. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate there is a lightness that is balanced by a good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 25 in Stock

Messias, 1968

Colheita Port, Douro

The Messias colheita port from the good 1968 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2014.
The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodied with plenty of nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, finely balanced. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position.
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Price: $425.29 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1968

Malvedos Vintage Port
Very badly bin soiled labels

This vintage port still retains a rich dark ruby colour. Complex coffee and burnt sugar on the nose. A fully mature port with a medium body, elegant body and complex jammy red fruits with coffee and burned sugar notes.



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Price: $372.95 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1968

Malvedos Vintage Port

This vintage port still retains a rich dark ruby colour. Complex coffee and burnt sugar on the nose. A fully mature port with a medium body, elegant body and complex jammy red fruits with coffee and burned sugar notes.



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Price: $386.03 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Sandeman, 1968

Vintage Port-Exceptional Provenance
Sandeman Cellars Library Stock Release

*** Exceptional Provenance ***

Vintage Wine and Port have secured a few ultra-rare bottles of 1968 Sandeman's Port. These bottles are of exceptional provenance - they are library stock released exclusively to VWP from the Sandeman Cellars in Oporto.

Tasted by our wine buyer at the Sandeman 20 Vintage Tasting November 2013. "Tawny rim; good nose, some cigar, spice and chocolate, dried fruit. On the palate, ripe and sweet not quite in tune but still quite opulent with integrated tannins. Excellent finish - my first tasting of a '68 and quite a surprise for a generally undeclared year. (Tony Carter, November 2013) - 92 Points (Outstanding).
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Price: $516.89 USD
Stock: 37 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1968

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
High shoulder level, Rewaxed

Transparent, golden red hue with a fine-grained sediment in the glass. High-toned nose with beautiful sweet raspberry aromas - not unlike an top banyuls. Equally elegant and youthful on the palate, this harmonious '68 drinks like a charm and will keep for decades. -CellarTracker Review-
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Price: $608.49 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1968

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
Oporto Bottled

Transparent, golden red hue with a fine-grained sediment in the glass. High-toned nose with beautiful sweet raspberry aromas - not unlike an top banyuls. Equally elegant and youthful on the palate, this harmonious '68 drinks like a charm and will keep for decades. -CellarTracker Review-
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Price: $647.75 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1968

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
Oporto Bottled
Rewaxed

Transparent, golden red hue with a fine-grained sediment in the glass. High-toned nose with beautiful sweet raspberry aromas - not unlike an top banyuls. Equally elegant and youthful on the palate, this harmonious '68 drinks like a charm and will keep for decades. -CellarTracker Review-
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Price: $634.66 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock