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Vintage 1960

This vintage was of excellent quality, with sweet and elegant wines, with a good structure and much colour and body. Almost all companies declared. According to Broadbent 24 shippers declared and according to Port Wine Institute 27. Broadbent gave this vintage **** out of 5*, Suckling 87 points out of 100.

The Wine Society 18% with 18 participants had a Great Tasting 15 November 2007 of the vintage 1960 of 19 Houses. We were 18 tasters. The tasting was semi-blind i.e. we know which houses participate but not what we had in the glass.

We had in fact 21 glasses due to the fact the Matinez and Ramos Pinto were from Magnums.

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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HouseCockburnVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetOld hospital, pharmacy and old grocery shop in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit old in flavour. Balanced and complex with a rather attractive finish
SAI point15.75JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point15.36
SAI rank12JB rank8SS rank12Group rank16
CommentThis bottle was a bit old but still very attractive SAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCroftVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetElegant bouquet of crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature with lots of flavour, mostly crème caramel. Complex and balanced port with a wonderful and long finish. Will of course not be better and have maybe past its top
SAI point16.50JB point18.00SS point17.50Group point16.81
SAI rank2JB rank2SS rank1Group rank1
CommentA wonderful port indeed SAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseDowVintage1960
ColourStill quite dark but yellow in colour
BouquetGenerous bouquet if coffee, tea and old grocery shop
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Lovely complexity and balanced. A long and attractive finish. Great port indeed!
SAI point17.00JB point15.50SS point17.00Group point15.81
SAI rank1JB rank13SS rank2Group rank12
CommentA wonderful port indeed. JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a bit old in flavour but elegant and good. Balanced finish.
SAI point15.75JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point15.64
SAI rank12JB rank8SS rank12Group rank13
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFonsecaVintage1960
ColourMature tawny colour.
BouquetCherry and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Elegant Sweet but maybe a too short finish. Quite good but a bit old.
SAI point16.00JB point16.00SS point16.00Group point16.14
SAI rank9JB rank8SS rank10Group rank7
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseGonzalez-ByassVintage1960
ColourBeautiful yellow mature colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether bouquet Generous and complex.
TasteMedium body. Mature and perhaps a little old. Complex, elegant and tasty with a lovely finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point15.25JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point16.22
SAI rank16JB rank8SS rank12Group rank3
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseGrahamVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetBurned sugar and crème caramel in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Balanced port with a nice finish. Quite elegant.
SAI point16.00JB point15.00SS point16.50Group point16.22
SAI rank9JB rank16SS rank4Group rank3
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseHuntVintage1960
ColourVery light tawny in colour
BouquetPharmacy and ether nose. Quite old bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Thin. Tasty but a short finish. Have been much better we suppose
SAI point14.40JB point15.50SS point14.50Group point14.66
SAI rank17JB rank13SS rank17Group rank17
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseKopkeVintage1960
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetBurned sugar and crème caramel in the bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Rather complex and balanced. Rather good finish. We have had much better bottles.
SAI point15.50JB point17.50SS point15.50Group point15.47
SAI rank14JB rank3SS rank12Group rank15
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMartinezVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour with yellow rim.
BouquetCrème caramel and old grocery shop in bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and complex with a wonderful finish.
SAI point16.25JB point15.50SS point16.50Group point16.22
SAI rank7JB rank13SS rank4Group rank3
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1960
ColourBeautiful yellow mature colour with a yellow rim
BouquetRoses and spring flowers in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Fully mature. Elegant and balanced with a complex finish.
SAI point16.50JB point17.50SS point16.50Group point16.08
SAI rank2JB rank3SS rank4Group rank9
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseOsborneVintage1960
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetComplex crème caramel and some burned sugar.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Very balanced and attractive with a nice finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point15.90JB point17.50SS point16.50Group point15.50
SAI rank11JB rank3SS rank4Group rank14
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HousePocas JrVintage1960
ColourBeautiful mature in colour.
BouquetStrange nose of varnish.
TasteMedium body. Mature but strange flavour of burned vegetables and painter’s workshop. Very odd.
SAI point13.50JB point10.50SS point14.00Group point12.22
SAI rank18JB rank19SS rank18Group rank19
CommentDefect bottle
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1960
ColourRather dark with a yellow mature colour
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and complex with a attractive finish. Quite good and delicious.
SAI point15.40JB point16.50SS point15.50Group point15.86
SAI rank15JB rank7SS rank12Group rank11
CommentSS had a split ranking Some had opinions that the bottle was defect
HouseRamos PintoVintage1960
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetComplex attractive bouquet of old grocery shop
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but will not be better. Coffee in flavour. Finish maybe a bit short but quite attractive
SAI point16.50JB point18.50SS point17.00Group point16.39
SAI rank2JB rank1SS rank2Group rank2
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseRebello Valente RobertsonVintage1960
ColourStill quite dark with a yellow mature colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and cacao in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite delicious with a complex and quite generous finish. A favorite.
SAI point16.40JB point17.00SS point16.50Group point15.89
SAI rank5JB rank6SS rank4Group rank10
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseTaylorVintage1960
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetMulberry, violet and blackberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and sweet. Lovely finish. Will not be better.
SAI point16.25JB point14.50SS point16.50Group point16.14
SAI rank7JB rank17SS rank4Group rank7
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseWarreVintage1960
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetNot attractive nose. Unclean barrels. A defect bottle
TasteMedium body. Some unattractive acidity. Flavour not good. Not an attractive finish
SAI point12.75JB point12.00SS point13.00Group point14.61
SAI rank19JB rank18SS rank19Group rank18
CommentThis bottle was a disappointment and for us defect
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1960
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, cinnamon and burned sugar in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite elegant. Burned sugar in flavour. Complex port with an attractive and nice finish.
SAI point16.40JB point16.00SS point16.00Group point16.19
SAI rank5JB rank8SS rank10Group rank6
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking

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