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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Palmer Port, 1951
Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Port
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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Baron de Lustrac, 1951
Armagnac 1951 Vintage in original Box
Armagnac is a grape brandy from the Gascony region of South-Western France. Its closest relative is cognac, another grape brandy from an appellation located about 100 miles north of Armagnac. Armagnac even though it is related to and often confused with cognac, armagnac is very different with regards to its grapes, terroir, distillation, élevage, blending, aromas, tastes and textures. In truth, France's two finest brandies made from wine are not very much alike at all.
Armagnac pre-dates cognac by about 150 years but never achieved the widespread sales figures that its relatives in the Charente obtained. …
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Baron de Sigognac, 1951
Vintage Armagnac (Comes in original Sigognac Box as illustrated).
Baron de Sigognac 1951 Vintage Armagnac has a beautiful amber colour with golden highlights. It has a rich and elegant nose of orange flowers, Aged prunes and cinnamon. The mouth opens to the superb perfumes of candied fruit, fat and strong with a lovely long finish of roasted almonds and wood.
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Kopke Port, 1951
Seventy Year Old (single Harvest) Colheita Port
Special Offer | Was £575 | Now £425
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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Taylor's 70 Years of Port, 1951
Half bottles of 40 and 30 year old Taylor's Tawny ports (Presented in a leather effect double gift box)
Description and Reviews:
All 37.5cl (Half) Bottles. A wonderful gift for a 70th Birthday or 70th Anniversary.
This double gift box contains two 37.5 cl 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. Gold medal winner Decanter awards '04.
One 40 year old port with 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. …
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Taylor's 70 Years of Tawny Port Gift, 1951
40yr Taylor's and 30yr Taylor's presented in a double leather-effect 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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