1977 Port Vintage Report

The 1977 was a classic vintage, declared by all the major port houses. Even after more than thirty years, the ports are only just becoming approachable and will last for many more decades. The port wines are concentrated, complex, well structured and balanced. Marked by strong tannins, these wines have great finesse and staying power. A 1977 port would make a brilliant wine gift for a birthday, special occasion or anniversary!

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Palmer Port, 1977

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Colheita Port, Douro
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £99

1977 Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1977 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1977 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: 9 in Stock

Palmer Port, 1977

Colheita Port, Douro
MAGNUM

1977 Colheita Port - 150cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP.
This rare port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 1977 harvest until it was bottled this year.

Tasting Notes: The 1977 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: $294.43 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Messias, 1977

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Colheita Port, Douro
Special Offer | Was £129 | Now £75

*** International Wine Challenge - Gold Award ***
The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 1977 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2016.

Reviews
"Tasting Notes:
Heady, with delightfully nutty characteristics. Unctuous, appealing, long with an entirely seductive finish. Salty, umami, the taste of nature. So Complex. Sublime." IWC


The extended barrel ageing has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on.
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Price: $98.14 USD
Stock: 58 in Stock

Messias, 1977

Colheita Port, Douro
bottled in 1991

The extended barrel ageing has given this 1977 Messias colheita a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on. There's no question about the quality on display here. This will store well for many more years.

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. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle.
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias, 1977

Quinta da Cachao Vintage Port

1977 was a classic vintage, concentrated, long-lasting and complex. Declared by all the major Port houses. This port from Messias, is very well structured and balanced with good tannins that gives it great staying power. The nose is extremely elegant, with traces of cinnamon while the finish is spicy, warm and extremely long.


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Price: $208.06 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Calem Port, 1977

Vintage Port
Magnum 1.5L
Excellent provenance - library release

Calem Vintage Port in Magnum from 1977, one of the great vintages of the late 20th century. These bottles Port has been stored in Calem cellars in Porto since bottling until purchase and export to Vintage Wine and Port. The bottles are in excellent condition.

Tasting notes: The 1977 Calem Vintage Port is an orange-tinged pale tawny colour. A powerful nose of light dried fruit, morello cherry, roasted coffee and caramel. Medium bodied, good balance between the alcohol and tannins with fig and raisin flavours. A very good enjoyable long finish. Outstanding 95/100 (TC) Tasted at the Port Forum 02/20 From Magnum.
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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 41 in Stock

Dow's, 1977

Vintage Port- MAGNUM
Presented in Dows Wooden Gift Case

Please note that this is a rare magnum format (1.5 L)
Medium cranberry red center and slight bricking on the edge. Intoxicating floral fragrance that filled the room, during its nine hour decant; accented by anise, plum and raspberry notes and a bit of spirit. Fresh, fleshy grape, dark cherry and fig flavors melded with underpinnings of licorice, chocolate and warming spirit. It's developing into a stunning middle-aged Port at 34 years of age, with little signs of nearing peak yet. Rich and multi-faceted, smooth and velvety ... even more so the second day it was opened. The acidity was near perfect and the tannins are tame but omnipresent; while the finish was spicy, warm and extremely long.
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Price: $425.29 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Ferreira, 1977

Vintage port

Reviews
Very pale mahogany red, watery in texture and weak rim. On the nose are cranberries and brown sugar with just a touch of sweet pea perfume. Wonderful sweetness in the mouth, with golden sultanas over the tart dried cranberries. The tartness is lovely and balances out the sweetness of the wine very well. There is so much complexity in the mid-palate that you can hold this wine in your mouth for ages, but eventually you have to swallow. And when you do there is an explosion of flavour which, after a brief flare of heat, works itself into a very long black licorice and aniseed aftertaste.
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Price: $221.15 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1977

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
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Price: $260.41 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1977

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance
Damaged label

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
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Price: $189.74 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

The 1977 Graham's vintage port is a stunning example of a fully declared vintage. Intense candied fruit aromas intermingle with cinnamon and clove spice leading to a palate of sweet jammy figs and milk chocolate notes. A fine port with long lingering finish that is ready for drinking now but, obviously as with all great ports, has many years ahead of it.

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Price: $181.89 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Morgan Port, 1977

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Vintage Port
Clearance Offer | Last Few | Was £129 | Now £89

The 1977 Morgan Vintage Port is a classic port from an outstanding vintage. The 1977 Morgan is drinking well and offers exceptionally good value.
Quite heavy, with flavours of tobacco and pencil box. Not overly sweet. At its best now but will hold for 5 years+
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Price: $116.46 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Offley Port, 1977

Vintage Port

This firm and fruity port from the excellent 1977 vintage is delightful with a medium deep rim, a powerful bouquet with rich, intense jammy fruit, cherry and plum. Also, like rum soaked raisins. There is good cocoa and cherry on the palate, nice white pepper and a lot of tobacco and mint on the finish.
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

***18/20, Jancis Robinson***

Healthy ruby with a brick rim. Quite subtle already; there is some perceptible evolution of colour and flavour here. Mineral rather than fruit flavours dominate. Very big and full. Very, very sweet indeed - in fact I thought it was from a Portuguese house. This wine delivers a pretty good combination of power, interest and, especially, sweetness. This is not a wine to be ignored! But it's a very particular style....without enormous tannic reserves. Jancis Robinson
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port Berry Brothers label
***18/20, Jancis Robinson***

***18/20, Jancis Robinson***

Healthy ruby with a brick rim. Quite subtle already; there is some perceptible evolution of colour and flavour here. Mineral rather than fruit flavours dominate. Very big and full. Very, very sweet indeed - in fact I thought it was from a Portuguese house. This wine delivers a pretty good combination of power, interest and, especially, sweetness. This is not a wine to be ignored! But it's a very particular style....without enormous tannic reserves. Jancis Robinson
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 1977

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Vintage Port Berry Brothers label
***18/20, Jancis Robinson***
Unlabelled

***18/20, Jancis Robinson***

Healthy ruby with a brick rim. Quite subtle already; there is some perceptible evolution of colour and flavour here. Mineral rather than fruit flavours dominate. Very big and full. Very, very sweet indeed - in fact I thought it was from a Portuguese house. This wine delivers a pretty good combination of power, interest and, especially, sweetness. This is not a wine to be ignored! But it's a very particular style....without enormous tannic reserves. Jancis Robinson
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Price: $137.40 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 1977

Over 40 Year Old Port BOTTLED in 1977

This blend was bottled in 1977

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Price: $194.98 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Royal Oporto, 1977

Quinta do Corval Vintage Port

This fine 1977 vintage port has a pale red color with a huge rim. It has a lovely balanced and elegant floral nose, with very little red berry fruit remaining. The palate is well structured and in balance, with malt and some background coffee. Probably at its best now, will hold.
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

Dark fruit notes of blackberries and black cherries combine with a thick silky texture and ripe tannins to make this a port to savour as it matures.
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Price: $155.72 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1977

Vintage Port

The 1977 Taylor's Vintage Port is an incredible wine from an outstanding vintage. Great plum red, vibrant. Fresh nose, clean fruit with delicate floral notes. A wine with great complexity of fruit – berry and spice, dense, luscious and concentrated, yet with a soft, delicate finish which belies the inner strength.

Reviews:
Robert Parker writes.... "This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port

"This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavourful vintage port. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre." Robert Parker, Buying Guide 2nd Ed.

Parker rating 92/100 (outstanding)
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Price: $181.89 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 1977

Vintage Port MAGNUM
In Warre's Presentation Case

Rich and highly concentrated, it has evolved into to open into a superb Port. Fragrant cassis and prunes nose, fleshy texture, loaded with ripe berry flavours, mellow tannins and a lush fruity finish. Powerful, yet impressively balanced. The 1977s have reached the middle stage of what will prove to be a long and distinguished life. Hugely enjoyable now and it will only get better.


Reviews
"This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavourful vintage port. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style.
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Price: $490.72 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock