1984 Port Vintage Report

A 1984 Port would make an excellent 40 year old wine gift, whether for a birthday or anniversary. Although there was no declaration of vintage this year, some attractive single Quinta ports were produced. These bottles are by now fully mature but will keep for years. The 1984 vintage started off with a cold wet spring, with summer not really starting until June. The first three weeks of September were fine, hot and dry, but at the end of September the temperature dropped sharply and it never recovered. However, there was good weather in the final part of the harvest and the winemakers' skills were tested in order to produce a good wine. Some excellent examples of the winemakers' talent are around, such as Messias, Warre, Dow and Fonseca. Some excellent single-harvest Colheitas were also produced.

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Palmer Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port

Exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 40 Year tawny is a careful blend of many traditional grape varieties from selected vineyards in various areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, patiently aged to resemble the taste of a port that was aged for 40 years in old oak casks. The 40 Year old has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and baked cherry. There is further complexity of nutmeg and cream. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, baked plum, caramel and toffee. There are also notes of plum, cherry, cooked strawberry.
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Price: $118.01 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Quevedo

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40 Year Old Tawny port
94 Points - Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £99 ***Offer ends 31st May***

Quevedo 40 Year Old tawny: Our good friends Oscar and Claudia have lovingly produced this outstanding 40 year old made from vines planted by their grandparents.
This 40 Year old tawny Port is a dark tawny colour with with green hints on the rim. Huge complexity of aromas, from nuts, to sweet dried fruits and at a certain point, it smells like honeycomb. On the palate it is thick and intense, with the dried fruit coming along and it never finishes.
Drink now - 2030+

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Price: $129.88 USD
Stock: 45 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa

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40+ year old Tawny Port in presentation box (75cl)
94 Points- Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £79.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

This Port Wine is the result of a blend of aged wine from Quinta da Devesa, developed with noble grapes used in the Douro region, aged in wooden casks at the Quinta da Devesa cellars.

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Tasting Notes:
The NV +40 Year Old Tawny Porto is a field blend bottled in 2014 with 114 grams of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. Personally, I like the 30 slightly more, but there are some stylistic differences and they are both very fine. The 30 is livelier and crisper. However, this +40 is distinguished by that "+.
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Price: $104.89 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Quinta da Devesa

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40+ year old White Port in presentation box (50cl)
92 Points- Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £119 | Now £69.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

Quinta da Devesa Port Wines are produced exclusively from lots vinified and aged in the estate. Since 1941, vintages considered of superior quality by the family winemakers, were kept and stored in wooden barrels in the winery cellars.

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Tasting Notes:
The NV 40 Year White Port is a field blend bottled in 2019 with a bar-top cork, 20% alcohol and 112 grams of sugar. It is mainly a blend this year of the 1967 and 1970 (although different casks than those used for the 1970 White Colheita this issue).
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Price: $91.77 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Burmester

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40 Year Old 'TORDIZ' Tawny Port, Douro | Presented In Gift Tube
UK Exclusive to VWP
95 Points- Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £119 ***Offer ends 31st May***

*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***

Bright brown colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey. In the taste it is full, unctuous and velvety. This wine overflows seduction and an enormous refinement. A feeling that is extended in the long and complex finish.

This 40-year-old wine owes its name, Tordiz, to the confluence of the Torto and Mendiz rivers. It is obtained from wines that have been carefully aged in small oak casks and later blended in a small upstanding oak vat dating from 1864.
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Price: $156.12 USD
Stock: 27 in Stock

Kopke

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40 Year Old White Port - Half Bottle 375ml in wooden presentation box
Special offer | Was £89 | Now £79 ***Offer ends 31st May***

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
An extremely rare bottle of port that has been aged to resemble the taste of a 40 year old aged White Port. Please note that these are half bottles.

Review:
This Kopke 40 Years Old presents a blondish bright color and a fine and very complex nose, which features dried fruits such as figs and hazelnuts, some candied orange and velvety notes of honey and even citrus fruits.
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Price: $103.64 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Messias

40 Year Old Tawny Port
***93 Points Mark Squires - Wine Advocate***

Very pale amber/tawny/orange colour. Fine and delicate aromas of hazelnuts and candied citrus. Quince marmalade character, delicate in style, with finesse and poise. Seemingly quite dry in style towards the finish (not as obviously rich as some here), and supremely refined.


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Price: $118.01 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta Das Carvalhas

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40 Year Old Tawny Port
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £99 ***Offer ends 31st May***

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.

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This is a finely perfumed wine from a blend of old vines. It shows rich flavors of dried fruits and fresh plums. It also has a terrific structure and a tannic character that will allow it to age. — Roger Voss



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Price: $129.88 USD
Stock: 62 in Stock

São Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao

40 Year Old Tawny Port
**** IWC Best 40 Year Tawny Port Winner ****
*** 95 Points - Robert Parker ***

Miguel Braga is a rising star in the Douro, known for his extraordinary Tawny Ports and red wines. The recipient of an International Wine Challenge trophy for the best 40 Year Old Tawny Port, Miguel Braga’s aged Ports are becoming must-haves for fine wine collectors.
The 40 Year Old Sao Leonardo by Mourao has a greenish tawny colour, intense aromas like dried fruits and honey. Full-bodied, smooth and harmonious in the palate with a great balance between sweetness and acidity. A long and persistent finish.




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Price: $169.24 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

São Leonardo by Quinta do Mourao

40 Year Old White Port
50cl bottle
*** 94 Points - Parker- Wine Advocate ***

Miguel Braga is a rising star in the Douro, known for his extraordinary tawny ports and red wines. His 40 Year Old White has a golden colour. Intense and complex aromas of dried fruits associated with an amazing acidity that provides it with an incredible explosion of freshness on the palate. It presents an intense and surprisingly long finish.
Drink Now - 2050+



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Price: $182.36 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1984

40 Year Old Tawny Port
450cl Bottle - in wooden presentation box

Graham's 40 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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Price: $911.79 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1984

Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port
Grahams Library stock release

The 1984 Grahams Malvados has been stored in Grahams cellars until purchase by VWP in 2021 - The bottles are in exceptional condition.

The 1984 still has some youth evident on the colour. A delightful, fruit-laden nose, which takes considerable time in the glass to open up. Macerated black fruits and figs, covered in a thin layer of chocolate. Rich, full bodied, but quite forward and fruit dominated on the palate. A lovely texture, quite creamy and sweet, to match this fruit. Some powerful tannins in the background, although these really do play a minor role, only showing on the finish.

At the heart of Graham’s Vintage Ports are the wines from the company’s famed Quinta dos Malvedos.
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Price: $247.96 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Kopke

40 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Kopke Wooden Gift Box
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner

***95 Points-cellartracker.com***

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Reviews:
Dark tawny with orangey-red highlights. I wouldn't quite call it mahogany in colour, but it's close. Very dark, and lots of brown.
Nose: As is typical, lots of (to me) Madeira-like notes. Some leather, some dark aromatic wood like sandalwood, some apricot, and a bit of spirit.
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Price: $169.24 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Messias, 1984

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Quinta Cachao Vintage Port
Special Offer | Was £129 | Now £89 ***Offer ends 31st May***

This 1984 Vintage Port from Messias is an ideal gift for a 40th Birtday or Anniversary. These bottles have an excellent provenace having been shipped to us directly from the Messias cellars in Porto. Drinking beautifully, the Messias 1984 has a light red colour. Liquor, wild raspberry and cinnamon on the nose. Mature, lovely and easy to drink with a nice finish.

Serving Tips & Storage When mature this port will need to be decanted to remove sediment. Serve at room temperature on its own or with steak and blue cheese sauce or vintage mature blue cheeses such as stilton Cashel Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Augur Blue.
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Price: $116.76 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Dow's

40 Year Old Tawny Port
***92 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

Dows 40 Year Old Tawny Port A beautiful translucent amber-golden colour and an almost transparent rim with exquisite fragrances of delicate dry fruit coupled with a hint of fine marmalade. A luxuriously silk-like palate with polished elegance and notes of fruit preserves. The complex, long and slightly dry finish reveals nutty praline notes ending with a tea leaf flourish

Dow’s Port is one of the most famous names in the Port trade and today is owned and managed by the fifth generation of the Symington family. The family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine.
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Price: $182.36 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Graham's Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Presentation Tube

Graham's 40 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.

Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class.
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Price: $156.12 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Taylor's 40 Year Old

Tawny Port - HALF BOTTLE (37.5 cl)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.


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Price: $95.12 USD
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Taylor's Port

40 Year Old Tawny Port (Includes Taylor's presentation box)

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world.
This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 40 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.


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Price: $162.68 USD
Stock: Out of Stock