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Great Vintage Port Tasting

Vintage 1970

This vintage was of an exceptional quality, with great fruit and tannin, harmony and a long live. Almost all shippers declare. According to Broadbent 23 shippers declared and according to Port Wine Institute 31. Broadbent gave this vintage ***** out of 5*, Suckling 95 points out of 100.

The Wine Society 18% had a Great Tasting 15 November 2008 of the vintage 1970 of 51 Houses. We were 18 participants. The tasting was semi-blind i.e. we know which houses participate but not what we had in the glass.

The tasting was conducted over four flights.
First flight:
Flight 1

Second flight:
Flight 2

Third flight:
Flight 3

Fourth flight:
Flight 4

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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HouseBarrosVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetWonderful, very complex coffee, cacao and old grocery shop bouquet.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Taste heavenly. Complex and lovely finish. Absolutely at its best.
SAI point16.75JB point18.00SS point16.50Group point15.68
SAI rank18JB rank2SS rank25Group rank37
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseBorgesVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetQuite old and cracked in the nose. Alcoholic.
TasteMedium body. Over the hill. Quite drinkable but has seen much better days according to SAI
SAI point12.00JB point16.00SS point16.00Group point15.33
SAI rank49JB rank32SS rank31Group rank41
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseBurmesterVintage1970
ColourBeautiful, mature yellow in colour. Rather dark
BouquetComplex bouquet of toffee, crème caramel and burned sugar. Very attractive
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and on top. Still some soft tannin. Very elegant and attractive with a balanced and wonderful finish. A good port indeed.
SAI point16.75JB point17.50SS point15.50Group point15.71
SAI rank18JB rank6SS rank39Group rank36
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCalemVintage1970
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetOld nose of burned sugar and pharmacy.
TasteTasty but not impressive. Unbalanced. Seemed too old. Bad bottle?
SAI point14.00JB point15.00SS point14.50Group point14.25
SAI rank46JB rank44SS rank45Group rank47
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseC.F. StrohVintage1970
ColourMature tawny in colour
BouquetUnattractive bouquet of old pharmacy and ether in the nose
TasteMature and cracked and unbalanced. Not good and enjoyable. Alcoholic finish. Should have been drunk years ago
SAI point11.00JB point9.00SS point11.00Group point11.36
SAI rank51JB rank51SS rank51Group rank51
CommentDanish Wine Merchant bottling. Defect bottle.
HouseCockburnVintage1970
ColourBeautiful, mature, yellow in colour. Still rather dark
BouquetOld pharmacy, plum and hospital in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Easy to drink and like but not so complex finish.
SAI point15.25JB point16.50SS point16.00Group point16.29
SAI rank39JB rank21SS rank31Group rank27
CommentOporto bottled SAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseCockburnVintage1970
ColourBeautiful, mature, yellow in colour
BouquetAttractive nose of toffee and crème caramel.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Still some soft tannin but balanced and an attractive port. Still a long way to go and an excellent finish. Very attractive indeed.
SAI point17.50JB point16.00SS point16.00Group point16.84
SAI rank6JB rank32SS rank31Group rank14
CommentLondon bottled SAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCoreiraVintage1970
ColourMature beautiful colour.
BouquetPlum and berry nose. Quite complex and interesting.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak with elegant and attractive taste and complex finish. Quite good.
SAI point16.25JB point16.50SS point17.50Group point16.63
SAI rank28JB rank21SS rank5Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCroftVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, fudge and much more in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking Toffee in flavour. Complex and attractive port with a wonderful finish.
SAI point16.90JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point17.03
SAI rank15JB rank21SS rank12Group rank9
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDalva, C. da SilvaVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetNot acceptable nose of volatile acidity
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced and much volatile acidity. Quite hard to accept
SAI point12.00JB point13.00SS point13.00Group point13.26
SAI rank49JB rank50SS rank49Group rank50
CommentDefect bouquet. SAI had a split ranking
HouseDelaforceVintage1970
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetComplex delicious old grocery shop and pharmacy in the nose.
TasteVery tasty, complex, elegant, sweet and fully mature with a lovely finish. Really good and generous port and on top.
SAI point16.50JB point17.00SS point17.00Group point16.56
SAI rank25JB rank10SS rank12Group rank22
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetRather shy bouquet, mostly ether and old hospital
TasteRather thin in body. Mature and a bit old. Rather simple vintage easy to drink but with a rather short finish
SAI point13.75JB point16.50SS point16.00Group point15.83
SAI rank47JB rank21SS rank31Group rank32
CommentSAI found this bottle not so attractive JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDowVintage1970
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.
BouquetCoffee, nuts, chocolate and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced burt dry. Coffee in flavour. Complex port with an attractive finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.75JB point16.00SS point17.00Group point16.53
SAI rank18JB rank32SS rank12Group rank23
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeistVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetEnormous ginger bread bouquet. Elegant and attractive.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Ginger bread in flavour. Still quite interesting. This bottle was a bit tired but had a good finish.
SAI point14.75JB point17.00SS point12.00Group point13.91
SAI rank45JB rank10SS rank50Group rank48
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseFerreiraVintage1970
ColourDark with yellow mature colour.
BouquetDark cherry and vanilla bouquet. Very generous.
TasteVery sweet and soft fruit. Medium body. Mature and on top. Elegant and complex port with a long and balanced finish.
SAI point17.40JB point17.50SS point18.50Group point17.09
SAI rank8JB rank6SS rank1Group rank8
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1970
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetPharmacy and cherry nose.
TasteMedium body. Quite balanced port. Dark cherry in flavour. Some complexity and a good finish.
SAI point15.75JB point17.00SS point16.50Group point16.64
SAI rank31JB rank10SS rank24Group rank18
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFonsecaVintage1970
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour. Still dark
BouquetComplex toffee and old grocery shop but develop during a long time
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Elegant and very complex with flavour of violet and toffee. Long wonderful and attractive finish
SAI point17.00JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point17.19
SAI rank12JB rank21SS rank12Group rank6
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGonzalez ByassVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose. Complex bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Mature and on top. Tasty and good with an extraordinary finish. Lovely port.
SAI point16.50JB point15.50SS point15.50Group point15.67
SAI rank25JB rank39SS rank39Group rank38
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGould CampbellVintage1970
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and dark berry in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Fudge in flavour. Complex and balanced port with a wonderful finish. Lovely!
SAI point17.50JB point18.00SS point17.50Group point16.45
SAI rank6JB rank2SS rank5Group rank24
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGrahamVintage1970
ColourStill dark but with a yellow rim
BouquetWonderful bouquet of coffee, tea, toffee, old grocery shop and much more
TasteFull-bodied. Mature but still some way to go. Flavour of toffee and crème caramel. Balanced and very complex. A fantastic long and wonderful finish. What a port!!
SAI point18.50JB point19.00SS point18.00Group point17.11
SAI rank2JB rank1SS rank3Group rank7
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseHooperVintage1970
ColourNice mature still quite dark in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, burned sugar and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteFull bodied. Elegant. Sweet with a flavour of burned sugar. Lovely finish.
SAI point16.75JB point16.00SS point17.00Group point16.69
SAI rank18JB rank32SS rank12Group rank15
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseHuntVintage1970
ColourBeautiful, yellow in colour
BouquetA bit shy but old hospital and some plum in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit more. Some ether in flavour. Some acidity but elegant and easy to drink and like. Lovely finish
SAI point15.50JB point17.00SS point15.50Group point15.32
SAI rank35JB rank10SS rank39Group rank43
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseHutchesonVintage1970
ColourMature rather dark yellow in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose and much more. Quite delicious bouquet
TasteMedium body Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port with a lovely and complex finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.90JB point18.00SS point17.50Group point16.61
SAI rank15JB rank2SS rank5Group rank21
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseKopkeVintage1970
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetCrème caramel and ginger bouquet.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Still some tannins but balanced and a wonderful finish. Excellent port.
SAI point16.40JB point16.00SS point16.00Group point16.67
SAI rank27JB rank32SS rank31Group rank16
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseMackenzieVintage1970
ColourYellow mature tawny colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether bouquet. Seemed quite old in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Elegant but old in taste. Rather complex with a good finish. Easy to drink and like.
SAI point15.25JB point14.50SS point15.00Group point14.50
SAI rank39JB rank46SS rank44Group rank45
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseMartinezVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetLovely complex old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Elegant. Easy to drink and a lovely finish but maybe a little short?
SAI point15.50JB point15.50SS point16.00Group point15.76
SAI rank35JB rank39SS rank31Group rank35
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMartinsVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetNot so impressive. Mostly chocolate in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Sweet indeed. Balanced with some complexity. Easy to like and a good finish.
SAI point14.90JB point15.50SS point14.50Group point15.33
SAI rank44JB rank39SS rank45Group rank41
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseMorganVintage1970
ColourBeautiful, yellow, mature in colour. Still quite dark
BouquetCoffee, old grocery shop and tea in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and generous port on its top. Elegant and balanced. Easy to love with an attractive and long finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point17.40JB point17.50SS point17.00Group point16.63
SAI rank8JB rank6SS rank12Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseNiepoortVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetComplex bouquet. Herbs, grocery shop and toffee in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking but still with some tannin and will develop more. Herbs in flavour. Wonderful, complex and generous finish. Quite extraordinary port!
SAI point18.00JB point17.00SS point17.50Group point17.36
SAI rank4JB rank10SS rank5Group rank2
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetA bit shy but mostly an old hospital and ether in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Easy to drink with still some soft tannin. Elegant and balanced finish.
SAI point15.75JB point17.00SS point17.00Group point15.86
SAI rank31JB rank10SS rank12Group rank31
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseOsborneVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetOrange and citrus in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant flavour in the mouth. Easy to drink and like. A rather short but good finish.
SAI point15.50JB point17.00SS point16.50Group point16.31
SAI rank35JB rank10SS rank24Group rank26
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HousePlayers, C. da SilvaVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, burned sugar and toffee in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Still some soft tannin. Balanced and elegant with a nice and finish.
SAI point15.75JB point14.50SS point13.50Group point13.42
SAI rank31JB rank46SS rank48Group rank49
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HousePocas JrVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetPharmacy and hospital in the nose. Quite old bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Quite tasty. Mature and a bit old in flavour. An alcoholic finish but quite nice anyhow.
SAI point12.25JB point15.50SS point14.50Group point14.30
SAI rank48JB rank39SS rank45Group rank46
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark blue with a yellow rim.
BouquetLovely coffee, tea, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteRather full-bodied. Mature. Old grocery shop in flavour. Complex and balanced. At its peak but will keep for long. Wonderful finish.
SAI point17.40JB point17.00SS point17.00Group point17.34
SAI rank8JB rank10SS rank12Group rank3
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Bomfim, DowVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetCoffee, cacao, old grocery shop in bouquet. Very complex nose.
TasteFull-bodied and quite mature. Elegant and balanced. At its top but will last. Complex and wonderful finish.
SAI point17.40JB point15.50SS point17.00Group point16.67
SAI rank8JB rank39SS rank12Group rank16
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseQuinta do Cachao, MessiasVintage1970
ColourBeautiful yellow mature colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, fudge, coffee, tea and much more. Wonderful nose.
TasteFull bodied. Fudge in flavour. Balanced, elegant and complex port. Mature and peaking. Marvellous long finish.
SAI point17.75JB point17.00SS point16.50Group point16.89
SAI rank5JB rank10SS rank24Group rank11
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseQuinta da Foz, CalemVintage1970
ColourMature, yellow beautiful colour.
BouquetToffee, coffee, burned sugar and crème caramel bouquet. Very complex and full nose.
TasteWonderful mature port and peaking. Elegant with a complex attractive finish. A wonderful port and at its best
SAI point16.75JB point18.00SS point17.50Group point16.89
SAI rank18JB rank2SS rank5Group rank11
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1970
ColourMature, yellow beautiful colour.
BouquetElegant herb and old hospital in the nose
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Herb in flavour. Very good and attractive and easy to drink with a complex and balanced finish.
SAI point17.00JB point16.50SS point17.50Group point16.86
SAI rank12JB rank21SS rank5Group rank13
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow beautiful colour.
BouquetComplex and elegant bouquet of grocery shop, herbs, old pharmacy and much more in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Quite mature and peaking but with still soft and elegant tannin. Complex and balanced. Herbs in flavour. What a formidable finish. Just wonderful and ever lasting!
SAI point19.00JB point17.50SS point18.50Group point17.47
SAI rank1JB rank6SS rank1Group rank1
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Sibio, Real VelhaVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetOld grocery, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet. Very balanced and complex with a wonderful finish. Lovely port.
SAI point15.50JB point14.50SS point16.50Group point15.55
SAI rank35JB rank46SS rank24Group rank39
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRamos PintoVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and cacao in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Old grocery shop in flavour. Elegant and complex port with a delicious finish.
SAI point16.90JB point16.00SS point16.50Group point16.39
SAI rank15JB rank32SS rank24Group rank25
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRebello Valento, RobertsonVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Crème caramel in flavour. Wonderful and long delicious finish.
SAI point16.75JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point16.97
SAI rank18JB rank21SS rank12Group rank10
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRedinoVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetQuite old in the nose with burned sugar, pharmacy and old hospital bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Mature and a little more but a quite balanced port. Will not be better and has a rather attractive finish.
SAI point15.00JB point14.50SS point15.50Group point14.95
SAI rank42JB rank46SS rank39Group rank44
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRoyal Oporto Real Compania VelhaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and cinnamon in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and tasty. A nice attractive finish but maybe a little short.
SAI point15.75JB point17.00SS point17.00Group point16.13
SAI rank31JB rank10SS rank12Group rank29
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSandemanVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetPharmacy some ether and old hospital in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite elegant and good with ether in flavour. Rather long and quite attractive finish but not as good as we had expected.
SAI point16.25JB point16.50SS point16.00Group point15.79
SAI rank28JB rank21SS rank31Group rank34
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSilva-LuzVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Pharmacy dominate in flavour but elegant. Very easy to drink. Have probably been better but an attractive finish. We do like it.
SAI point15.25JB point16.50SS point15.50Group point15.39
SAI rank39JB rank21SS rank39Group rank40
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1970
ColourDark but with yellow mature colour
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital and some ether in the nose
TasteQuite full –bodied. Mature and on top. Complex but not so long finish this time. A disappointment
SAI point15.00JB point16.00SS point17.00Group point15.82
SAI rank42JB rank32SS rank12Group rank33
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseTaylorVintage1970
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour
BouquetViolet, toffee, crème caramel, old grocery shop and much more in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature but with soft tannin and a long way to go. Excellent port. Violet in flavour. Complex and balanced with a never ending finish. Marvellous port!
SAI point18.50JB point16.50SS point17.50Group point17.31
SAI rank2JB rank21SS rank5Group rank4
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetViolet and mulberry in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Violet in flavour. Elegant, complex and balanced port with a lovely finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.75JB point17.00SS point16.50Group point16.29
SAI rank18JB rank10SS rank24Group rank27
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseWarreVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetHerbs, grocery shop and toffee in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Much herbs in flavour. Elegant and complex port with a wonderful finish. Lovely today and many days ahead.
SAI point17.00JB point16.50SS point18.00Group point17.25
SAI rank12JB rank21SS rank3Group rank5
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1970
ColourStill dark blue in colour with a yellow rim
BouquetBurned sugar, coffee and crème caramel in the nose.
TasteQuite elegant and full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced with an attractive finish.
SAI point16.25JB point15.00SS point16.00Group point16.05
SAI rank28JB rank44SS rank31Group rank30
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking

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