1976 Port Vintage Report

Following the driest winter on record there was a total drought throughout the summer, until the end of August. This resulted in a very low production, however those ports that were produced are exceptionally concentrated and full-bodied. They lack a little freshness but this is understandable given the dry conditions. There are very few bottle aged ports available but the Colheita ports (barrel aged) from this year are excellent.

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Quevedo, 1976

Colheita Port with own presentation gift box
***94 Points- Robert Parkers- Wine Advocate***
NEW RELEASE

This extraordinary 1976 Colheita Port wine from Quevedo was born during one of the hottest and driest years in 20th-century Europe. With meticulous care, it fermented in granite vats and aged for nearly 50 years in chestnut wood barrels. Today, it offers a harmonious and intricate palate, with notes of creme brulee, nuts, spices, and citrus, that will surely tantalize your taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

Tasting notes: This wine's aroma is as elegant as it is complex, with a delightful medley of flavors that include creme brulee, nuts, caramel, almonds, hazelnuts, spices, and citrus.
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Price: $195.48 USD
Stock: 49 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa, 1976

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Colheita Port in presentation box
94 Points - Robert Parker
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £99 ***Offer ends 31st May***

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 1976 Tawny is orange-brown in coloir with a slight verdant edge. Orange peel and smoky caramel notes on the nose. Maple and orange notes, spice on the palate. Full bodied and in perfect balance this is a delightful, yet a powerful and lively wine.
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Price: $129.88 USD
Stock: 56 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas, 1976

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Colheita Port
In Gift Presentation Tube
96 Points Wine Spectator

A very special offer to celebrate the official UK launch of Quinta das Carvalhas. We are delighted to exclusively offer in the UK these outstanding Ports and wines from one of the most iconic estate in the Douro Valley.

Tasting Notes.
"Creamed peach and papaya notes glide through here, picking up light hazelnut and ginger cream notes along the way. Finish is infused with flattering jasmine oil and honeysuckle notes." - Wine Spectator-Douro, Portgual



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Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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Price: $182.36 USD
Stock: 48 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1976

Guimaraens Vintage Port

REVIEWS:
1976 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port - The color of this was amazing dark, being solid black with a tawny colored rim around the outside. I can’t ever remember seeing a color like this on this old VP. The nose was very gummy and thick with a floral aspect similar to the elderberry flower. Very reducted on the palate with thick tar, raisins, and green stems. Yet it was still tannic at the same time. The finish was moderate with a rich mint aspect to it. While good in its own right, served blind this could have easily been mistaken for a lighter style PX Sherry. An extremely dry winter was followed by a hot summer causing springs and wells to dry up for the first time in living memory.
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Price: $352.91 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1976

Guimaraens Vintage Port
Unlabelled

REVIEWS:
1976 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port - The color of this was amazing dark, being solid black with a tawny colored rim around the outside. I can’t ever remember seeing a color like this on this old VP. The nose was very gummy and thick with a floral aspect similar to the elderberry flower. Very reducted on the palate with thick tar, raisins, and green stems. Yet it was still tannic at the same time. The finish was moderate with a rich mint aspect to it. While good in its own right, served blind this could have easily been mistaken for a lighter style PX Sherry. An extremely dry winter was followed by a hot summer causing springs and wells to dry up for the first time in living memory.
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Price: $326.67 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias, 1976

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1976 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and are a true rarity. Unlike the colheita ports from the same year, this wine has aged in the bottle for nearly 40 years (As opposed to a barrel). It is among the rarest category of ports and is a delight for the port connoisseur.

Tawny colour. Caramel, coffee, figs and walnuts in the nose. Medium body. Mature and appearing in flavour - raisins and dried fruit in abundance. Elegant and complex with an attractive and good finish. VWP Tasting 2016.



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Price: $255.83 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1976

Taylors Vargellas Single Quinta Vintage Port

The impressive 1976 Vargellas is a 50% Opague mature mahogany colour as befits this hot vintage. lots of spice on the nose which is full of cedar wood and plums. on the palate the wine is very attractive. Full bodied, full flavoured with masses of dried fruit. Very tasty. Big aftertaste and a long, full finish. Very, very impressive wine.
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Price: $321.42 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock