1955 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1955-vintage-portThe 1955 port vintage produced outstanding, fruity wines for long-term ageing - a real pleasure to drink, now or in a few decades time. One of the most underrated Vintages of the 20th Century, 1955 was declared by most of the major Port houses and would make a brilliant 65 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration this year. Ports from this vintage are characterised by having outstanding fruit and being superbly balanced wines, fruity, smooth and concentrated.
 
Italian: The 1955 Italian vintage was part of a run of solid vintages between 1954 and 1958. The main regions of Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines. Wines from this vintage are mature but heavy-weights such as Brunello and Barolos are going on strong, and will offer an excellent drinking experience if kept well.
 
Bordeaux: The 1955 Bordeaux wine vintage is now considered to be outstanding. Good weather conditions led to a large, healthy crop. For many years the wines from the 1955 vintage were much maligned for being harsh and impenetrable. However, decades of maturation have softened them and they are now at their peak. The wines are characterised by being full bodied and rich.
 

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Armagnac, 1955

Armagnac de Montber in Presentation case


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Price: $472.48 USD
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Cognac, 1955

T Hine Cognac

Landed 1958 and bottled in 1989
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Price: $1,088.75 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Croft Port, 1955

Vintage Port Good label VTS

The outstanding 1955 vintage produced this stunning port is firm yet fruity with medium weight and excellent flavour and balance.
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Price: $540.95 USD
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Gattinara, 1955

Castello di Lozzolo - Berteletti

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries and rose petals. Light tannins.
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Price: $204.05 USD
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Gonzales Byas Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port

This port from the excellent 1955 vintage is pale tawny in colour. On the nose there is a bouquet of liquorice and dark fruits. On the palate the wine is well balanced and elegant. Very good finish - rated highly.
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Price: $450.56 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port


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Price: $582.04 USD
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Mackenzie Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port (imported by John Harvey and Son of Bristol)

A lovely vintage port still showing nicely.

Review:
Very dark for its age. 70% opacity. Coffee on the nose, perhaps café au lait. The palate is medium weight; green humbugs; menthol and liquorice.
Review by Jdaw1- 14 Oct 2010 - ThePortForum.com
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Price: $404.00 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Martinez Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Plain Label | Level In Neck

The 1955 Martinez Vintage Port has a "Deep red colour, clear centre, pale orange on the rim. A lovely nose of oranges and tobacco. Sweet entry, with the oranges - blood oranges - dominating the initial flavours. Lots of acidity giving the fruit plenty of support. The texture thickens in the mouth - great development, thick and flavourful. Excellent wine. Enormous aftertaste. Cedar wood, cranberries and with a lovely sweetness lasting all the way through the long length. Improved in the glass for the short time it remained in there! A superb wine and with plenty of life still to come; my port of the night.
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Price: $486.17 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Martinez Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Labelled | Embossed capsule | Level In Neck

The 1955 Martinez Vintage Port has a "Deep red colour, clear centre, pale orange on the rim. A lovely nose of oranges and tobacco. Sweet entry, with the oranges - blood oranges - dominating the initial flavours. Lots of acidity giving the fruit plenty of support. The texture thickens in the mouth - great development, thick and flavourful. Excellent wine. Enormous aftertaste. Cedar wood, cranberries and with a lovely sweetness lasting all the way through the long length. Improved in the glass for the short time it remained in there! A superb wine and with plenty of life still to come; my port of the night.
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Price: $527.26 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Morgan Port, 1955

VINTAGE PORT

This Morgan 1955 port is delicious with a touch of caramel and figs along with a good length and classic flowery bouquet.
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Price: $527.26 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Quinta do Noval Port, 1955

Vintage Port (unlabelled embossed capsules very top shoulder )

"Red mahogany in colour, 30% opaque. Gentle on the nose, with a pleasant and mildly fruity smell. Modest entry, with modest levels of fruit and a gentle acidic structure. Aeration brings out more fruit. Warm and pleasant afrertaste, full of orange peel and with a lingering finish. 86/100. Was significantly better a day later when it had put on substantial weight." Review on The Port Forum
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Price: $546.43 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Quinta do Noval Port, 1955

Vintage Port

"Red mahogany in colour, 30% opaque. Gentle on the nose, with a pleasant and mildly fruity smell. Modest entry, with modest levels of fruit and a gentle acidic structure. Aeration brings out more fruit. Warm and pleasant afrertaste, full of orange peel and with a lingering finish. 86/100. Was significantly better a day later when it had put on substantial weight." Review on The Port Forum
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Price: $546.43 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

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Real Vinicola, 1955

Vintage Port

This 1955 vintage port from Real Vinicola is a real rarity. The colour of barley sugar. A faint smell of caramel on the nose. Quite thick and sweet in the mouth. Lots of barley sugar, brown sugar and burnt toffee over the top of bitter orange. Very pleasant.

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Price: $395.78 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Rebello Valente Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port


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Price: $540.95 USD
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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage port
Upper Shoulder Level.

Sandeman’s own bottling (in Oporto) seems lighter and more mature in colour, perhaps softer than a more recently tasted English bottling: medium deep colour; soft, sweet bouquet with some depth; very good flavour, firm, well balanced.
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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1955

MAGNUM Vintage port

a very rare magnum of Sandeman 1955 Vintage Port

Sandeman’s own bottling (in Oporto) seems lighter and more mature in colour, perhaps softer than a more recently tasted English bottling: medium deep colour; soft, sweet bouquet with some depth; very good flavour, firm, well balanced.
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Price: $1,362.65 USD
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Sandeman Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage port
In Neck Level.
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Sandeman 1955 Vintage Port.
Sandeman’s own bottling (in Oporto) seems lighter and more mature in colour, perhaps softer than a more recently tasted English bottling: medium deep colour; soft, sweet bouquet with some depth; very good flavour, firm, well balanced.
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Price: $664.20 USD
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Spratley, 1955

Vintage Port

Produced and bottled by the Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhas do Alto Douro (Real Companhia Velha) exclusively for Spratley & CIA.
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Price: $376.61 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled Label, Vintage on Capsule)

"An opage blockbuster when young, astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose, fairly sweet, full bodied packed with fruit extract and tannin and acidity.." Marcus Bent ****
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Price: $609.42 USD
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Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Unlabelled | Embossed Capsules | Very Top Shoulder Level

Taylors 1955 Vintage Port.
Review
The only vintage Taylor’s declared in the 1950s. According to the Fladgate Partnership, ‘one of the most underrated vintages of the century’. Taylor’s own two great vineyards in the Douro, Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Both are categorised grade A - the highest possible rating. In years when Taylor’s produces a classic vintage, wines from these two estates are blended together. As they are some 20 miles apart, and subject to very different micro climates, they combine to produce a powerful, long lived and complex vintage port. In 1955 there was a heatwave at the end of April and early May.
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Price: $677.90 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Unlabelled | Embossed Capsules | Very Top Shoulder Level

Taylors 1955 Vintage Port.
Review
The only vintage Taylor’s declared in the 1950s. According to the Fladgate Partnership, ‘one of the most underrated vintages of the century’. Taylor’s own two great vineyards in the Douro, Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Both are categorised grade A - the highest possible rating. In years when Taylor’s produces a classic vintage, wines from these two estates are blended together. As they are some 20 miles apart, and subject to very different micro climates, they combine to produce a powerful, long lived and complex vintage port. In 1955 there was a heatwave at the end of April and early May.
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Price: $677.90 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

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Valpierre, 1955

Fermaud

Muscat based wine from Northern Morroco - sold as a curiosity from the 1955 Vintage.
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Price: $204.05 USD
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Warre's Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Excellent Provenance taken from a Norfolk country-house cellar
In storage - please allow 7-10 days fro delivery

These bottles were removed from a Norfolk Country House Cellar where they have been stored since original purchase.

"Burnt orange colour, firm rim; 60% opaque. Lovely nose, attractive strawberry jam but modest in volume with concentrated oranges. Delightful texture, rich and flavoursome impact. Meaty tones, but with rich and conentrated mandarin providing great balance. Tingling tannins show on the aftertaste, then a terrific finish of great length with a birch-sap tang. Great port. 93/100. Decanted 4½ hours" The Port Forum
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Price: $718.98 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Climens, 1955

1er Cru Classe Barsac

An outstanding sweet dessert wine which even at almost 65 years tastes young and vibrant, with good acidity and finish.
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Price: $404.00 USD
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Chateau Doisy-Vedrines, 1955

Barsac
Imported by John harvey & Sons Ltd Bristol.

Doisy-Védrines is the largest of the three Doisy vineyards in Barsac (the other two are Doisy-Daëne and Doisy-Dubroca) that started to achieve acclaim in the early 19th century and was named a Second Growth in the Classicfication of 1955. This is a vintage that produced hard, firm wines even in Sauternes, wines that required decades of cellaring.
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Price: $404.00 USD
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