1970 Port Vintage Report

The 1970 Port Vintage was universally declared as a vintage of outstanding quality. Ideal growing conditions produced what is now a classic, outstanding vintage. The 1970 port wines have great balance, good structure, and will age superbly for decades to come. Declared by all the major port houses, 1970 is one of the finest Port vintages for the last 50 years - a bottle from this year would make a stunning wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

30 products found.

Palmer Port, 1970

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Colheita Port, Douro
50cl Bottle
Exclusive to VWP
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £99

This rare 1970 Colheita port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1970 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1970 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, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position.
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Price: $129.55 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1970

Colheita Port, Douro
75cl Bottle
Exclusive to VWP

This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1970 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1970 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, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position.
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Price: $208.06 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa, 1970

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White Colheita Port in presentation box
***93 Points - Robert Parker***
Special Offer | Was £169 | Now Only £119

Colheitas are dated Tawnies from one single harvest. The minimum age requirement is 7 years, but the tradition at Quinta da Devesa is to age several more years before bottling. The wine ages at their cellars in "balseiros", "tonéis" or 550 litre casks.

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Tasting Notes:
The Quinta da Devesa Colheita 1970 White presents us with an outstanding bouquet, a very crisp acidity, due to the complexity, refined quality and long aftertaste.
This White Colheita is really impressive in Its aroma of candied orange, exotic resins and honey hints.
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 38 in Stock

Burmester, 1970

Burmester Cellar Release

This 1970 Vintage Port from Burmester has been stored at the Burmester cellars in Porto since bottling. This is a very limited edition cellar release for VWP.
This wine has a beautiful, mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa chocolate together with a zesty orange undertone. On the palate it is complex. Medium-bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for the next decade or so. (VWP note - tasting May 2019).

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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 1970

Vintage Port
Quinta das Carvalhas
TORN LABEL

From the outstanding 1970 vintage. The colour is more tawny than red, and fairly light. It gives the distinct impression of a very old, very mature vintage Port.
The nose gives a strong impression of honey and is followed by sweet grapes and soft red fruits. Very slightly spirity, but not so much that it interferes. This all changes after 5 hours as the honey and fruits nearly vanish and the nose became spirity.
Palate: Very soft and elegant with a very faint smokey note. There's more "sweet" to it than anything else, but it's not a pure sugary sweetness but rather the remains of a sweet fruit compote.
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Price: $194.98 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Borges, 1970

Vintage port

Very pale ruby that fades to a light pink at the edge. The nose is of plums and strawberries. Some nice carmalized flavours along with some very dark (almost overripe) plums, and almost no noticeable heat. The finish is not long, but not clipped either and there is a pleasant aftertaste of dates.
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Price: $168.81 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Remains of label

The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolatey, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
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Price: $194.98 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Cockburn is only just coming into full maturity. It is typical of the house: full-bodied, rich, alcoholic and spirited. The wine is meaty, chocolatey, spicy, full-bodied, big and powerful.

Firm, mature appearance. Mature, meaty, earthy hue. Lovely texture. Still has firm acidity. Good mature flavours. Lots of structure still. Good length and pleasantly mature. 16.5/20 (Wine Doctor November 2004)
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Price: $208.06 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 1970

Vintage Port

The 1970 Feuerheerd is a tawny colour with golden highlights. On the nose slightly menthol with cherry and pepper. On the palate medium body and complex. very enjoyable Tasted TC 2020
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Price: $242.09 USD
Stock: 25 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Shipped and Bottled by Whitwams

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is an outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this 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.
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Price: $320.60 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Shipped and Bottled by Army and Navy Stores
special subscriber offer | was £225 | Now £145

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is an outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this 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.
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Price: $189.74 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Shipped and Bottled by Army and Navy Stores
special subscriber offer | was £225 | Now £145
*** Remains of Labels ***

The 1970 Fonseca Vintage Port is an outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this 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.
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Price: $189.74 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1970

Vintage Port bottled for Army and Navy Stores
Labels bin soiled
Excellent provenance

*** 93 Points (Parker) ***

"...a definite Bordeaux-like nose! Well defined, foursquare at first, opening up nicely with maraschino cherries, cloves, burnt wood/embers and bergamot, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is very harmonious and elegant. Fleshy, harmonious, seductive on the palate with allspice, nutmeg and ginger sprinkled over the viscous finish and finally, freshly rolled tobacco on the aftertaste. Good length, powerful like many of the 1970 ports continue to be. Superb. Drink now-2020+ Neil Martin Wine Journal Tasted September 2009.

"The 1970 is a monumental vintage port and one of the greats of the vintage.
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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1970

Vintage Port
Unlabelled
*** 93 Points (Parker) ***

*** 93 Points (Parker) ***

"...a definite Bordeaux-like nose! Well defined, foursquare at first, opening up nicely with maraschino cherries, cloves, burnt wood/embers and bergamot, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is very harmonious and elegant. Fleshy, harmonious, seductive on the palate with allspice, nutmeg and ginger sprinkled over the viscous finish and finally, freshly rolled tobacco on the aftertaste. Good length, powerful like many of the 1970 ports continue to be. Superb. Drink now-2020+ Neil Martin Wine Journal Tasted September 2009.

"The 1970 is a monumental vintage port and one of the greats of the vintage.
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Price: $221.15 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1970

Vintage Port
English Bottled J Harvey and Sons
Excellent provenance - bin-soiled and damaged labels

A fabulous offer, Graham's 1970 with exceptional provenance, stored in a good cellar since original purchase until recently acquired by VWP. To ensure that as many subscribers benifit we are limiting the offer to a maximum of two bottles per customer.

*** 93 Points (Parker) ***

"...a definite Bordeaux-like nose! Well defined, foursquare at first, opening up nicely with maraschino cherries, cloves, burnt wood/embers and bergamot, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is very harmonious and elegant. Fleshy, harmonious, seductive on the palate with allspice, nutmeg and ginger sprinkled over the viscous finish and finally, freshly rolled tobacco on the aftertaste.
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Price: $229.00 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Messias, 1970

Quinta da Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Messias vintage port 1970.

"Beautiful yellow mature colour. The bouquet reveals crème caramel, coffee, tea and much more -Wonderful nose! On the palate it is full bodied, balanced, elegant and complex. It is fully mature and peaking with a marvellous long finish." *Review by Vintage Port.Se*


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Price: $294.43 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Offley Port, 1970

Vintage Port

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim.The nose reveals violets, toffee, nuts, almond and candy whilst the palate is sweet. A mature port still in top form with a complex and balanced finish.
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Price: $181.89 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Offley Port, 1970

Vintage Port
UK bottled by Whitwams
Bin soiled labels

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim.The nose reveals violets, toffee, nuts, almond and candy whilst the palate is sweet. A mature port still in top form with a complex and balanced finish.
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Price: $168.81 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Porto Santos Junior, 1970

Vintage Port

Orange in colour, with a very pale orange rim. Stewed fruit on the nose; sweet, but cut with a lovely lime acidity. Sweet entry, a touch hollow but a pleasant medicinal fruitiness - a touch of harshness in the mid-palate. A lovely, sweet aniseed balls aftertaste; some heat in the middle fo the finish, which fades slowly and enjoyably.
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Price: $221.15 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 1970

Vintage Port
Plain Labels

The 1970 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a beautiful Port in a perfect drinking window. It is graceful and complex and a wonderful gift for any 50th birthday or Anniversary. The huge nose of liquorice, smoke, jammy black-cherry and cassis fruit is followed by a wine of seamless components, all super-packed with gorgeously pure fruit, yet the wine is not heavy or overbearing. There is a real sense of elegance to this Quinta do Noval. This port is fully mature drinking perfectly and will continue to evolve for another 20 or more years.


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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 1970

Vintage Port
Plain Labels

The 1970 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a beautiful Port in a perfect drinking window. It is graceful and complex and a wonderful gift for any 50th birthday or Anniversary. The huge nose of liquorice, smoke, jammy black-cherry and cassis fruit is followed by a wine of seamless components, all super-packed with gorgeously pure fruit, yet the wine is not heavy or overbearing. There is a real sense of elegance to this Quinta do Noval. This port is fully mature drinking perfectly and will continue to evolve for another 20 or more years.


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Price: $221.15 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1970

Vintage Port
Stencil damaged

Quinta do Noval Nacional is undoubtedly one of the most legendary fortified wines in the world. It is produced from a small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines that have remained untouched by Phylloxera

Another amazing bottle! Still very concentrated and vibrant. Layers and layers of complexity becoming perceptible... Concentrated cherry juice, dried raisins, confit fruits.

Robert Parker 96 Points.
The 1970 Nacional remains a young, unevolved wine, as well as the lightest and least intense of the 1970, 1963 and 1962. That is not to suggest it is a wimpish wine as it is a powerful vintage port, but it is unbelievably graceful, youthful, and complex.
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Price: $2,479.77 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 1970

Ramos Pinto Vintage Port
***95 pts- Wine Advocate***

From the outstanding 1970 vintage, the Ramos Pinto is a beautiful port. Excellent colour with a little red. On the nose jammy strawberries, spice, a hint of pepper and liquorice. On the palate, so beautifully smooth and in great balance, red fruit some violets. A long long finish. This is a beautiful wine.



About Ramos Pinto

Ramos Pinto is one of the oldest and most esteemed Port wine producers in Portugal's Douro Valley. Founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto in 1880, the company has a long history of crafting high-quality Port wines, particularly Vintage Ports.

Ramos Pinto is known for its innovative approach to winemaking and marketing.
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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 25 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 1970

Ramos Pinto Vintage Port
Bin soiled labels

From the outstanding 1970 vintage, the Ramos Pinto is a beautiful port. Excellent colour with a little red. On the nose jammy strawberries, spice, a hint of pepper and liquorice. On the palate, so beautifully smooth and in great balance, red fruit some violets. A long long finish. This is a beautiful wine.

Reviews
"Mature in appearance with a wide rose rim; 60% opaque but full of fine sediment. Delicious redcurrants on the nose, mature and sweet. Rounded and sweet on the palate with lots of sweet fruit but lacking a little acidity so feeling a touch flabby. Very sweet on the late palate, with lots of parma violets which appear on and dominate the aftertaste.
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Price: $229.00 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Royal Oporto, 1970

Real Companhia Velha Vintage Port

From the outstanding 1970 vintage. The colour is more tawny than red, and fairly light. It gives the distinct impression of a very old, very mature vintage Port.
The nose gives a strong impression of honey and is followed by sweet grapes and soft red fruits. Very slightly spirity, but not so much that it interferes. This all changes after 5 hours as the honey and fruits nearly vanish and the nose became spirity.
Palate: Very soft and elegant with a very faint smokey note. There's more "sweet" to it than anything else, but it's not a pure sugary sweetness but rather the remains of a sweet fruit compote.
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Price: $194.98 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock