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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1955 Burmester Port

Colheita Port

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.


Reviews:
"(2015) Lovely dark caramel colour, with some truffle and tea notes, edges of olive and green fruits (fig). The maturity on the palate is obvious, again with fabulous sweetness and brown sugar richness, Muscovado and walnuts, but the hallmark of the fresh orange and lemon acidity plays against that and the coffee and walnut cake sweetness and richness." Tom Cannavan Winepages.com


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Price: $514.69 USD
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1955 Kopke Port

Single Harvest Colheita Port

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Port Buyers recommendation: "The 1955 Kopke Port represents excellent value particularly when compared to the vintage ports. The quality is outstanding (see notes) and the provenance is excellent. These wines have been bottled from cask exclusively for VWP in 2014." Dr Tony Carter, Wine Buyer Vintage Wine and Port.
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Price: $501.66 USD
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Barbaresco, 1955

Marchesi di Barolo

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Price: $246.27 USD
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Barbaresco, 1955

Fontanafredda

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Borges Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port ( in neck -unlabelled, rewaxed, identification from cork)


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Price: $345.30 USD
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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: $384.39 USD
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Cockburn Port, 1955

Vintage Port

Popped and decanted for three hours. This is a great bottle of old port. The 1955 Cockburn's retains subtle fruitiness along with toffee, smoke, and dark chocolate notes. All of the flavors were melded together and the port was slightly sweet without even a trace of alcohol. Great port!
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Price: $384.39 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Cognac, 1955

T Hine Cognac

Landed 1958 and bottled in 1989
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Price: $775.30 USD
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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: $514.69 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1955

Vintage Port

Still very deep in colour, only just browning on the rim; extraordinaily fresh, powerful, tight-knit bitter chocolate aromas, minty fruit; very fine and focused, dry in characteristic Dow style, remarkably fresh ripe, minty fruit. Absolutely delicious. Just about as good as it gets. Score: 5 Stars
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Price: $645.00 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Dow's Port, 1955

Vintage Port (unlabelled, with embossed capsule)

Still very deep in colour, only just browning on the rim; extraordinaily fresh, powerful, tight-knit bitter chocolate aromas, minty fruit; very fine and focused, dry in characteristic Dow style, remarkably fresh ripe, minty fruit. Absolutely delicious. Just about as good as it gets. Score: 5 Stars
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Price: $645.00 USD
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Dow's Port, 1955

Vintage Port

Still very deep in colour, only just browning on the rim; extraordinaily fresh, powerful, tight-knit bitter chocolate aromas, minty fruit; very fine and focused, dry in characteristic Dow style, remarkably fresh ripe, minty fruit. Absolutely delicious. Just about as good as it gets. Score: 5 Stars
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Price: $645.00 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled bottle good level)

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. An underrated, indeed almost forgotten, vintage that deserves to be rediscovered.

Notes on the year
The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour.
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Price: $638.48 USD
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Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port, labelled, embossed capsules

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. An underrated, indeed almost forgotten, vintage that deserves to be rediscovered.

Notes on the year
The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour.
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Price: $645.00 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled Half bottles - Branded Capsule )

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour. It is big and fresh and wonderfully balanced with a finish that mixes bottle maturity with plenty of chocolatey fresh fruit.
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Price: $254.09 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port, Unlabelled, embossed capsules

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. An underrated, indeed almost forgotten, vintage that deserves to be rediscovered.

Notes on the year
The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour.
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Price: $645.00 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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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: $428.69 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Gould Campbell Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port


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Price: $553.79 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1955

Vintage Port in neck embossed foil capsule

Reviews: Five Stars (Outstanding).
“One of my all-time favourite Ports...A big wine that has evolved perfectly... mature but rosy-cheeked; glorious bouquet, a fabulous fragrance erupting out of its depths. Sweet, refined, silky yet still tannic, fleshy yet firm”.Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002
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Price: $631.97 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 1955

Vintage Port in neck embossed foil capsule

Reviews: Five Stars (Outstanding).
“One of my all-time favourite Ports...A big wine that has evolved perfectly... mature but rosy-cheeked; glorious bouquet, a fabulous fragrance erupting out of its depths. Sweet, refined, silky yet still tannic, fleshy yet firm”.Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002
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Price: $631.97 USD
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Graham's Port, 1955

Vintage Port high shoulder embossed foil capsule

Reviews: Five Stars (Outstanding).
“One of my all-time favourite Ports...A big wine that has evolved perfectly... mature but rosy-cheeked; glorious bouquet, a fabulous fragrance erupting out of its depths. Sweet, refined, silky yet still tannic, fleshy yet firm”.Michael Broadbent, Vintage Wine, Published 2002
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Price: $501.66 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: $384.39 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Martinez Vintage Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Plain Label | 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: $501.66 USD
Stock: 2 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: $501.66 USD
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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: $519.91 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

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