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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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.
Price: $967.12 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock
Kopke Port, 1951
Seventy Year Old (single Harvest) Colheita Port
Special Offer | Was £575 | Now £495
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. …
Price: $709.22 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock
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. …
Price: $279.39 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock