1951 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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
50cl Bottle

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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Armagnac Marquis de Montdidier, 1951


Armagnac - 2.5Lt Bottle
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Price: $1,634.97 USD
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Hine Grand Champagne Cognac, 1951

Champagne Cognac

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Price: $751.20 USD
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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: $372.45 USD
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Domaine De Jappeloup, 1951

St Emilion

Bottles are in excellent condition. Minor Staining on one label. Drawn from a private cellar, these two bottles have remained in excellent condition. The labels and fill level speak very well of their storage
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