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Vintage 1975

This vintage was the first Vintage to be declared after the April 1974 Revolution. First Vintage totally bottled in Portugal, under legal resolution. This was a good year but probably declared of most shippers due to show the possibilities after the revolution. The Vintage was not for long keeping but quite delicious to drink. According to Broadbent 17 shippers declared and according to Port Wine Institute 25. Broadbent gave this vintage ** out of 5*, Suckling 80 points out of 100.

The Wine Society 18% had a Great Tasting 16 March 2006 of the vintage 1975 of 26 Houses. We were 16 participants. The tasting was semi-blind i.e. we know which houses participate but not what we had in the glass.

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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HouseAndresenVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetLiquorice, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite good and easy to drink but maybe a rather short but delicious finish.
SAI point14.50JB point13.00SS point13.50Group point14.63
SAI rank21JB rank24SS rank22Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseButler NephewVintage1975
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetEther and pharmacy in the nose. However, develops quite decent in the glass with herbs and cinnamon.
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old. Delicious, elegant and very tasty with a balanced and still attractive finish.
SAI point16.00JB point16.50SS point17.00Group point15.69
SAI rank9JB rank3SS rank2Group rank10
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCockburnVintage1975
ColourRather thin but mature yellow in colour.
BouquetA bit shy in the nose. Mostly old grocery shop
TasteMedium body. Mature and easy to drink and like. Old grocery shop in flavour. Nice but not so long finish.
SAI point14.50JB point16.00SS point14.50Group point15.38
SAI rank21JB rank5SS rank17Group rank13
Comment
HouseCroftVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetRather complex old grocery shop in the nose. Quite generous.
TasteMedium to light bodied. Sweet. Fully mature and at its peak. Anise in flavour. Quite agreeable and attractive finish.
SAI point16.25JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point16.50
SAI rank8JB rank5SS rank9Group rank1
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDelaforceVintage1975
ColourLight yellow mature in colour
BouquetShy nose but mostly old pharmacy
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and peaking. Rather complex and balanced. Easy to drink and like and a nice finish.
SAI point15.00JB point15.00SS point14.50Group point14.72
SAI rank19JB rank15SS rank17Group rank17
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDowVintage1975
ColourYellow mature in colour
BouquetPharmacy, ether and old hospital in the nose
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit old I taste. Pharmacy in flavour. Quite complex and attractive finish.
SAI point15.00JB point16.00SS point12.50Group point14.28
SAI rank19JB rank5SS rank26Group rank24
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeistVintage1975
ColourThin mature tawny in colour.
BouquetRoses and pharmacy on the nose.
TasteAcidic and not balanced in mouth. A quite tired, old and not attractive finish.
SAI point13.50JB point12.00SS point13.00Group point14.06
SAI rank25JB rank25SS rank24Group rank25
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFerreiraVintage1975
ColourDark with mature yellow rim.
BouquetLovely nose of cinnamon and ginger bread.
TasteSweet. Medium bodied. Mature. Elegant with a perfect balance and complex lovely finish. Excellent for 1975 vintage.
SAI point16.50JB point15.50SS point16.50Group point15.88
SAI rank5JB rank12SS rank5Group rank8
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFonsecaVintage1975
ColourQuite dark in colour with a yellow rim.
BouquetLovely bouquet of coffee, tea, old grocery shop and fudge
TasteFull bodied. Mature and on top. Old grocery shop and fudge in flavour. Complex and elegant port with a wonderful and attractive finish. Quite delicious.
SAI point17.00JB point16.00SS point17.00Group point16.00
SAI rank1JB rank5SS rank2Group rank6
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGould CampbellVintage1975
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.
BouquetFruit and oranges in the nose
TasteMedium body. Fruit in flavour. Still some tannin but very mature. A nice finish.
SAI point12.50JB point12.00SS point13.00Group point13.75
SAI rank26JB rank25SS rank24Group rank26
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGrahamVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour. Very beautiful
BouquetComplex bouquet of spring flower and fudge
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Elegant and complex. Easy to drink and like. Nice and attractive finish
SAI point16.00JB point15.00SS point17.00Group point16.31
SAI rank9JB rank15SS rank2Group rank2
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseMartinezVintage1975
ColourMature tawny colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Simple. Easy to drink. Sweet and a nice finish
SAI point15.50JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point14.66
SAI rank13JB rank5SS rank9Group rank18
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseNiepoortVintage1975
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetQuite shy in nose. Ether and pharmacy bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Dry and with a short finish
SAI point14.00JB point14.50SS point13.50Group point14.53
SAI rank24JB rank22SS rank22Group rank21
CommentSS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1975
ColourMature nearly tawny colour
BouquetToffee and burned sugar in the nose
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and perhaps a little more. Elegant and easy to drink. Have been better we hope.
SAI point15.40JB point15.00SS point14.50Group point14.53
SAI rank16JB rank15SS rank17Group rank21
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HousePocas JrVintage1975
ColourYellow tawny colour.
BouquetEther and pharmacy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Very mature. Quite old and thin and a short finish. Not so good.
SAI point14.25JB point16.00SS point16.00Group point14.47
SAI rank23JB rank5SS rank8Group rank23
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1975
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetFudge, burned sugar, grocery in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Light and elegant. Easy to drink and like. Quite attractive finish.
SAI point15.50JB point15.00SS point15.00Group point15.97
SAI rank13JB rank15SS rank16Group rank7
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Bomfim, DowVintage1975
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetPharmacy, ether and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and a bit alcoholic. Quite elegant finish.
SAI point15.40JB point15.00SS point15.50Group point14.63
SAI rank16JB rank15SS rank9Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseQuinta do Cachao, MessiasVintage1975
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetRoses and berries in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and balanced with a lovely finish. Quite good.
SAI point16.00JB point16.00SS point15.50Group point15.50
SAI rank9JB rank5SS rank9Group rank11
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta da Foz, CalemVintage1975
ColourMature, yellow beautiful in colour.
BouquetToffee, pharmacy and old grocery shop in the nose. Very complex.
TasteLovely, tasty fully mature and at its peak with an excellent finish. One of the very best in the vintage 1975.
SAI point16.50JB point15.50SS point14.50Group point14.97
SAI rank5JB rank12SS rank17Group rank15
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1975
ColourDark beautiful, yellow and mature in colour
BouquetHerbs, crème caramel and old hospital in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Herbs in flavour. Complex and elegant port with a wonderful an attractive finish
SAI point16.00JB point17.00SS point15.50Group point16.25
SAI rank9JB rank2SS rank9Group rank4
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and elegant. At its peak. Complex and balanced. A long lovely finish. Quite astonishing.
SAI point17.00JB point16.50SS point15.50Group point16.06
SAI rank1JB rank3SS rank9Group rank5
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRamos PintoVintage1975
ColourRather dark blue in colour with yellow rim.
BouquetCinnamon, pepper and ginger in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant port with complex and lovely finish.
SAI point16.75JB point15.00SS point16.50Group point14.73
SAI rank3JB rank15SS rank5Group rank16
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSandemanVintage1975
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetBurned sugar, ginger and some crème caramel in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Burned sugar in flavour. Complex and elegant finish
SAI point16.40JB point14.00SS point14.00Group point15.44
SAI rank7JB rank23SS rank21Group rank12
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetNice bouquet of coffee, tea and old hospital
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Easy to like. Rather complex with a nice finish
SAI point15.50JB point15.50SS point15.50Group point15.06
SAI rank13JB rank12SS rank9Group rank14
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseTaylorVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetViolet, fudge and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking with violet in flavour. Elegant and complex with an attractive finish.
SAI point16.75JB point17.50SS point17.50Group point16.31
SAI rank3JB rank1SS rank1Group rank2
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseWarreVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour
BouquetNice bouquet of ginger, cinnamon and herbs.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Ginger in flavour. Quite elegant and attractive with a nice finish. Very easy to like this port
SAI point15.40JB point15.00SS point16.50Group point15.84
SAI rank16JB rank15SS rank5Group rank9
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking

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