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1951 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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1951 was not a declared vintage for Port. A Colheita (barrel aged single harvest) Port is a good alternative for this vintage, and would be a lovely 70 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration this year. 1951 Single Quinta ports may still be drinkable, but are in short supply.

The weather throughout the growing season was good and only broke after the grapes were in.
Maurice Symington writes in his winemakers Diary
" The lagares took plenty of “work”: colour good. Temperatures felt low in the lagares. Grapes rendered more than estimated. Bomfim musts approximately 96/97 pipes. Zimbro about 35 and Sra da Ribeira (excluding outside grapes) about 70. There seems no reason not to be satisfied with this vintage from every angle."

Production was limited to Single Quintas Vintage Ports. We have not had the opportunity to taste any 1951 Single Quintas, but reports indicate that this was not a strong vintage.

However, some excellent 1951 Colheita (barrel aged) ports were made and these are sublime. They are in very short supply.




 
Italian: A very good year for Italian heavyweights such as Brunello and Barolo, 1951 wines from Italy are rare and in short supply.
 
Bordeaux: Unfortunately, bad conditions led to a poor year for Bordeaux.
 

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Palmer Port, 1951

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Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle Special Offer | Was £375 | Now £265

1951 Single Harvest Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. Exclusive to VWP. an ideal gift for a 70th Anniversary in 2021!

The Palmer 1951 Port is a fantastic Port wine, with a perfect balance between acidity, confit citrus aromas, nuts, and spices. It is a unique, wine, clearly evidenced by the almost 70 years of aging in French oak barrels. The Port blossoms with complex and intense aromas of caramelized citrus, plum jam, baked quinces, vanilla, and spices. 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.
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Price: $374.98 USD
Stock: 15 in Stock

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70 Years of Burmester Tawny Port, 1951

40yr and 30yr Burmester Tawnies, 2x75cl (in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated)

All 75cl Bottles. A wonderful gift for a 70th Birthday or Anniversary.

This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

Burmester 40 year old port:
*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***
Bright tawny 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.

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny Port:
This 30-year-old tawny from Burmester is our absolute favourite! Deep tawny colour with greenish hints.
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Price: $253.29 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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70 Years of Messias Tawny Port

40yr Messias and 30yr Messias Tawnies, 2x75cl (in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated)

A wonderful gift for a 1949, 70th Birthday or Anniversary.
This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of 30 year old and 40 year old Rich Tawny Port which add up to 70 Years.

Messias 40 year old port:

This lovely 40 year old has a wonderful tawny colour and is fragrant with a vivid roast almond and summer fruits flavour. It is full of personality, has a lively richness and a mouth watering finish.

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny Port:
This 30-year-old tawny from Messias shows incredible length a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas.
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Price: $210.84 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Armagnac Marquis de Montdidier, 1951

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Armagnac - 2.5Lt Bottle
Was £1750 | Now £1295 One only


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Price: $1,832.45 USD
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Banyuls AC, 1951

Banyuls Domaine Pietri Geraud Fortified Sweet Wine

This magnificent wine was produced from 100% Grenache Noir (old vines, late picked). Since 1968 it was allowed to mature in a large oak barrels and bottled after a gentle 50 year maturation. It is virtually indestructible and will continue to give great pleasure for many years to come.


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"...Seriously good-value sweet wine antiques that you can drink over quite a time as they retain their fruit and freshness well in an opened bottle...Roussillon around Perpignan just north of the Pyrenees has for decades been most famous with French wine drinkers for its strong sweet wines with names such as Banyuls, Maury and Rivesaltes.
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Price: $239.14 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Baron de Lustrac, 1951

Armagnac 1951 Vintage
In original Wooden Box

A rare 1951 vintage Armagnac from Baron de Lustrac.

Baron de Lustrac is a small traditional éleveur specialising in fine old Armagnac vintages. Their extensive range is sourced from neighbouring estates in the Tenereze and Mas Armagnac regions and they keep an ageing and bottling chais near Magnan, in the Bas Armagnac region.

Produced in the traditional style on copper pot stills and aged in a combination of oak barrels and glass bonbons, Baron de Lustrac produce some of France`s finest vintage bottlings.

This 1951 vintage would make the perfect birthday gift for fans of fine Brandy.
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Price: $926.84 USD
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Kopke Port, 1951

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Seventy Year Old (single Harvest) Colheita Port
UK Exclusive
Special Offer | Was £495 | Now £395

Exclusive to VWP - Just 36 bottles available for the UK market.

The 1951 Kopke Port is a true rarity. Bright amber colour with a complex nose of dried fruits, suggestions of dried figs, nuts, almonds and hazelnuts. A harmonious whole, marked by delicious honey notes and a subtle touch of roasted peanuts. Rich and satin in the taste, reveals an excellent structure and a remarkable unctuosity. A powerful wine but also balanced and elegant with a singular persistent finish.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. Contrast this with vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening.
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Price: $558.93 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Real Vinicola, 1951

Colheita Port

This Real Vinicola is a Colheita port having been aged in barrels for most of its life prior to bottling.


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Price: $417.43 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Taylor's 70 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1951

40yr Taylor's and 30yr Taylor's ***Presented in our Double Leather Effect Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 70th Birthday or Anniversary.

This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

One 30 year old port: Scoring 92/100 Parker points, this is a fine pale orange brown with a taste of fruit cordial and honey and lemons. It is elegant with fine balance and poise with subtle acidity and a lovely nutty finish. This 30-year-old tawny from Taylor's own vineyards shows incredible length and a deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive.
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Price: $275.93 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Salento, 1951

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Ruffino - Vecchio Salento Rosso

Salento is in the region of Puglia on the heel of Italy. The Ruffino is a fortified wine made predominantly from the primitivo grape. The wine has a liquorice and spice bouquet, a medium body and a long alcoholic finish.
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Price: $465.54 USD
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