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Vintage 1947

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wine Society 18%, we had decided to have some extra tasting during the year 2013 and our 2nd celebration was 8 Vintage of 1947 from our cellar and the cellars of Ander G. Åkesson and Gerda Jensen. In the Wine Society 18% we have during 20 years only tasted 6 houses from 1947 and now we had the opportunity to taste 5 new houses.

This Vintage was split between 1947 with 12 houses declared and 1948 with 9 houses.

1947 was considered outstanding and had 9 points out of 10, 4* out of 5* according to Michael Broadbent and 93 point out of 100 from James Suckling.

Vintage 1947

We were 14 participants in the tasting.

Tasting notes. Note that the points are for the actual bottle tasted. Read about how we set point on the page "How to understand our points valuations"

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HouseCockburnVintage1947
ColourMature beautiful tawny in colour.
BouquetRich delicious crème caramel, coffee, cacao, hazelnuts and some chocolate in the nose. Wonderful bouquet.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and still in a way peaking. Hazelnuts and fudge in taste. Harmonious, rich, balanced and elegant with a dry finish. This is port just to love and drink. Wonderful port indeed.
SAI point17.00JB point17.90SS point17.25Group point16.59
SAI rank4JB rank3SS rank4Group rank6
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseDowVintage1947
ColourBeautiful, mature tawny in colour.
BouquetVery complex and generous bouquet of fudge, toffee, crème caramel and cacao in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Delicious, mature and still at its peak. Toffee and fudge in flavours. Very complex balanced and generous port with a heavenly finish which never seems to end. What a lovely and attractive port!
SAI point17.50JB point18.00SS point17.75Group point17.82
SAI rank2JB rank2SS rank2Group rank1
CommentThis bottle belongs to Ander G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.
HouseFonsecaVintage1947
ColourDark mature in colour.
BouquetBoysenberry, dried fruit, melon, red and dark berry in the nose.
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Boysenberry and some mushroom in the taste. Elegant, balanced, complex and very attractive port with a quite long finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.90JB point17.00SS point17.00Group point17.36
SAI rank6JB rank4SS rank6Group rank2
CommentThis Fonseca was given from the private cellar of Bruce Guimaraens to a member of the Wine Society 18%. It was bottled in London by Berry Bros. and belongs to Ander G. Åkesson’s Private Collection. JB had a split ranking
HouseMessiasVintage1947
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.
BouquetDried fruit, boysenberry, French plums, melon and mushroom in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old but elegant and balanced. Boysenberry and mushroom in taste. Quite long and attractive finish.
SAI point15.90JB point16.75SS point15.90Group point16.23
SAI rank8JB rank8SS rank8Group rank8
CommentThis bottle belongs to Ander G. Åkesson’s Private Collection.
HouseQuinta do Roncao RobertsonVintage1947
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetLovely crème caramel burned sugar, fudge, toffee, candy and old grocery shop in the nose. Wonderful bouquet!
TasteQuite full-bodied. Elegant and mature but still in a way peaking. Sweet with toffee, and burned sugar in the flavour. Very complex and balanced with a wonderful finish. Excellent port.
SAI point17.25JB point17.50SS point17.50Group point17.09
SAI rank3JB rank4SS rank3Group rank3
CommentThis bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection. JB had a split ranking and so was the Group ranking
HouseRebello Valente RobertsonVintage1947
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetElegant and complex nose of fudge, candy, toffee and some nuts which continue to develop.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Burned sugar, some pharmacy and candy in taste. Sweet and elegant with a balanced, attractive and long finish.
SAI point17.00JB point17.50SS point17.25Group point16.36
SAI rank4JB rank4SS rank4Group rank7
CommentThis bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection. JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSandemanVintage1947
ColourMature rather dark tawny in colour.
BouquetComplex crème caramel, nuts, fudge and toffee in the nose.
TasteQuite full-body. Very mature but still in a way peaking and attractive. Some sweetness. Taste a lot of fudge and toffee. Complex port, elegant and balanced with a wonderful, exciting, long and lovely finish.
SAI point18.00JB point18.40SS point18.00Group point17.09
SAI rank1JB rank1SS rank1Group rank3
CommentThis bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection. Group ranking was split
HouseWarreVintage1947
ColourMature and tawny in colour.
BouquetBoysenberry, burned sugar, French plums and some mushroom in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Quite elegant and balanced. Melon, boysenberry and mushroom in taste. Easy to drink and very attractive port with a quite long finish. Will not be better.
SAI point16.00JB point16.90SS point16.00Group point16.82
SAI rank7JB rank7SS rank7Group rank5
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