1951 Wine and Port Vintage
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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Armagnac Marquis de Montdidier, 1951
Armagnac - 2.5Lt Bottle
Was £1750 | Now £1295 One only
This 1951 Armagnac displays a rich palate feeling the alcohol and the concentration of dry plums, spicy with persistent flavour of rancio and of spices, but round, soft and long in the finish. The tannins are very present, but full-bodied and round.
Marquis de Montdidier are a French brandy brand that specifically uses grapes from the Burgundy wine-region. The name itself originates from the house of Montdidier, an aristocratic French family with roots all the way back to 956.
Price: $1,610.03 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock
Hine Grand Champagne Cognac, 1951
A beautiful rare 1951 Cognac from the house of Thomas Hine & C. not many bottles for this vintage are available and most certainly a magnificent gift for a collector or just to be enjoyed on a celebratory event.
Price: $739.74 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock
Sweet fortified wine
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.
Price: $304.60 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock
Toro Albala, 1951
Marques De Poley Amontillado, 1951, Montilla-Moriles.
20cl Gift Bottle
The 1951 Toro Albala amontillado was born from the best fino wines. After losing the veil of flor which protected it, the long oxidative ageing started, this time, in a static way. Time has transformed it into an exceptional wine of high complexity and elegance. An excellent amontillado valued with 95 Robert Parker points.
Drink from now to 2030+
Sight: Amber with beautiful copper and greenish reflections.
Aroma: Strongly aromatic and complex. Toasted and smoked notes, nuts such as hazelnuts, plum and candied fruit background aromas, together with a subtle memory of its previous biological period. …
Price: $115.56 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock