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Vintage 1977

This vintage is a classic Vintage. Deep purple and fruity wines, rich in tannins, with a good aging capacity. Almost all producers declared. According to Broadbent 20 shippers declared and according to Port Wine Institute 26. Broadbent gave this vintage ***** out of 5*, Suckling 97 points out of 100.

The Wine Society 18% had a Great Tasting 5 November 2010 of the vintage 1977 of 38 Houses. We were 15 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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HouseBarrosVintage1977
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetElegance buttery and old grocery in the nose.
TasteMature and maybe start drying out. Medium body. Well balanced but a rather short finish. Not a good bottle.
SAI point14.00JB point15.00SS point16.00Group point14.63
SAI rank30JB rank27SS rank18Group rank26
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseBurmesterVintage1977
ColourTawny in colour
BouquetEther and old pharmacy in the nose
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and a bit old. Drinkable and easy to drink with a nice finish but have been much better.
SAI point13.75JB point11.40SS point13.50Group point15.07
SAI rank31JB rank35SS rank32Group rank22
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCalemVintage1977
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetWonderful nose of old grocery shop, cinnamon, dried fruit and coffee. Complex and attractive.
TasteFull-bodied. Very tasty with enormous complexity and a finish which never will end. What a port!
SAI point17.40JB point17.50SS point16.00Group point15.83
SAI rank7JB rank7SS rank18Group rank16
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCroftVintage1977
ColourLovely mature in colour.
BouquetVery complex chocolate and crème caramel nose. Impressive.
TasteNearly full-bodied. Excellent and nearly full matured. Well balanced and a wonderful finish. This is a very good port indeed.
SAI point17.00JB point15.40SS point18.00Group point17.13
SAI rank8JB rank23SS rank6Group rank8
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDalva, C. da SilvaVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetButter and spring flowers in the nose.
TasteLight body. Sweet. Mature and even old. Some pharmacy in flavour. Nice finish. A light port very easy to drink. Had been better we do hope.
SAI point14.40JB point14.50SS point15.00Group point13.70
SAI rank29JB rank31SS rank27Group rank32
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDelaforceVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetRaisin, cacao and chocolate in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Elegant. Easy to drink and like. Quite good and a nice finish.
SAI point15.00JB point17.50SS point16.00Group point14.93
SAI rank26JB rank7SS rank18Group rank24
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1977
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim in colour.
BouquetLovely herbal and toffee nose.
TasteMedium body. Quite complex and delicious with a chocolate finish. Delicious port.
SAI point16.25JB point16.00SS point17.50Group point16.43
SAI rank17JB rank16SS rank10Group rank14
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseDowVintage1977
ColourQuite dark but yet yellow and mature in colour
BouquetOld wet cellar and also some dark berry in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature. Quite dry. Dark berry in flavour but not so attractive. Nice finish but something is not OK even if it is an agreeable port.
SAI point15.00JB point15.00SS point14.00Group point12.73
SAI rank26JB rank27SS rank30Group rank36
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeistVintage1977
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetQuite unattractive in the nose. Unclean barrel?
TasteHardly medium body. Old and not so attractive flavour. Short finish.
SAI point13.00JB point15.50SS point14.50Group point13.83
SAI rank33JB rank21SS rank29Group rank31
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseFerreiraVintage1977
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetRaspberry and liquorice bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Mature with a wonderful and complex finish. Very delicious.
SAI point16.90JB point16.40SS point18.00Group point16.60
SAI rank9JB rank14SS rank6Group rank10
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HouseFonsecaVintage1977
ColourYellow mature in colour but still quite dark.
BouquetWonderful bouquet of cacao, chocolate, ginger and cinnamon in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking but will be better and a long life ahead. Cacao and much more in flavour. Really attractive and elegant port. Marvellous finish which never seem to end. How wonderful life can be.
SAI point18.75JB point18.00SS point18.50Group point17.60
SAI rank2JB rank2SS rank2Group rank4
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGould CampbellVintage1977
ColourStill dark and blue in colour with just a little yellow rim
BouquetLoaded with fruit dark cherry and blueberry in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Still some tannin but quite mature but will develop more. Fruit and berry in flavour. Very attractive and balanced port with a complex, fruity and long finish. Very interesting port indeed.
SAI point16.75JB point18.00SS point18.50Group point18.20
SAI rank14JB rank2SS rank2Group rank1
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseGrahamVintage1977
ColourDark but yellow mature in colour
BouquetWonderful bouquet of grocery shop, dark berry, cinnamon, liquorice and much more in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature but still a long way to go. Liquorice in flavour. Elegant, complex and balanced with a marvellous and long finish. What a port!
SAI point18.50JB point18.00SS point18.50Group point17.37
SAI rank3JB rank2SS rank2Group rank6
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseHooperVintage1977
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.
BouquetNot quite nice nose. Unclean barrels?
TasteMedium body. Mature. Flavour and finish ok but the bouquet is not good at all.
SAI point13.50JB point16.00SS point13.00Group point14.43
SAI rank32JB rank16SS rank34Group rank30
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseHutchesonVintage1977
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetComplex crème caramel bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and complex with a lovely finish. Surprisingly good.
SAI point16.75JB point17.50SS point16.00Group point15.77
SAI rank14JB rank7SS rank18Group rank17
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMorano, Duoro Wine Shippers and Growers AssociationVintage1977
ColourYellow mature tawny in colour.
BouquetChocolate and liquorice in nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak with an elegant and balanced finish.
SAI point16.00JB point14.90SS point16.00Group point15.60
SAI rank18JB rank30SS rank18Group rank18
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMorganVintage1977
ColourYellow mature nearly tawny in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top with elegance and very tasty. Lovely finish and easy to drink and like.
SAI point16.00JB point15.00SS point16.50Group point14.97
SAI rank18JB rank27SS rank15Group rank23
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseNiepoortVintage1977
ColourDark blue with a yellow mature rim.
BouquetCrème caramel, fudge and burned sugar in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Still a bit immature but elegant and complex. The finish is wonderful and generous. Lovely port.
SAI point17.75JB point17.50SS point18.00Group point18.17
SAI rank4JB rank7SS rank6Group rank2
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking. This bottle was a generously gift from our friend Dirk Niepoort as we have not managed to buy it.
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1977
ColourMature nearly tawny colour.
BouquetRaisin and cinnamon in the nose.
TasteRather full-bodied. Dry. Quite tasty and elegant but the finish is too dry.
SAI point15.25JB point15.40SS point16.50Group point16.60
SAI rank24JB rank23SS rank15Group rank10
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking Group ranking was also split
HousePlayers, C. da SilvaVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Very mature and easy to drink and like. Quite complex and balanced and a nice finish.
SAI point15.90JB point15.90SS point15.50Group point14.73
SAI rank21JB rank19SS rank24Group rank25
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HousePocas JrVintage1977
ColourMature yellow colour.
BouquetChocolate, coffee and tea in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature Elegant and complex with a generous finish. Best Poca so far we ever have had.
SAI point16.90JB point15.40SS point16.50Group point15.40
SAI rank9JB rank23SS rank15Group rank20
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetLovely coffee, tea and old grocery shop.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top but will last long. Complex and balanced port with a generous and attractive finish. Wonderful.
SAI point16.90JB point15.90SS point17.00Group point16.53
SAI rank9JB rank19SS rank11Group rank13
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Bomfim, DowVintage1977
ColourVery dark blue with a yellow rim.
BouquetLiquorice, coffee, tea and much more. Very complex
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak but will last. A complex, balanced and marvellous never ending finish. Wonderful port
SAI point17.75JB point17.50SS point18.50Group point17.53
SAI rank4JB rank7SS rank2Group rank5
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Cachao, MessiasVintage1977
ColourTawny in colour
BouquetNot quite fresh in the nose. Volatile acidity
TasteMedium body. Mature and a lot more. Old in flavour and nose with volatile acidity. Short finish. Must have been much better.
SAI point11.90JB point10.75SS point11.00Group point13.43
SAI rank36JB rank36SS rank36Group rank33
Comment
HouseQuinta do Corval, Real Comp. VelhaVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetPharmacy and hospital in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Very mature. Balanced and elegant with a good and attractive finish.
SAI point16.00JB point16.25SS point16.00Group point16.57
SAI rank18JB rank15SS rank18Group rank12
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz, KopkeVintage1977
ColourYellow, very light and mature colour.
BouquetSpring flowers and elegance in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Complex liquorice taste with a nice and good finish. Quite attractive port
SAI point15.25JB point15.50SS point15.50Group point15.10
SAI rank24JB rank21SS rank24Group rank21
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRamos PintoVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetUnattractive and old nose.
TasteMedium body. Volatile acidity. Old and unbalanced. Not a good bottle.
SAI point13.00JB point17.75SS point15.00Group point14.57
SAI rank33JB rank6SS rank27Group rank27
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseReal Vinicola, Real Comp. VelhaVintage1977
ColourQuite dark with yellow colour.
BouquetLiquorice and cinnamon in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little more. Sweet. Rather complex port. Balanced and a nice, attractive finish
SAI point15.40JB point13.40SS point15.50Group point14.50
SAI rank23JB rank32SS rank24Group rank28
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRebello ValenteVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetPharmacy, ether and old hospital in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature but some acidity. Rather complex with a nice finish. Quite good Rebello according to SAI and JB.
SAI point15.75JB point15.40SS point13.50Group point12.93
SAI rank22JB rank23SS rank32Group rank35
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRozesVintage1977
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and ginger in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Very elegant, complex and good port with a lovely long finish. The best Rozes we have had ever.
SAI point16.90JB point16.00SS point17.00Group point15.47
SAI rank9JB rank16SS rank11Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseSandemanVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetLiquorice, crème caramel, burned sugar and ginger in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Very complex and attractive port with a long and generous finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.90JB point16.75SS point17.00Group point16.40
SAI rank9JB rank13SS rank11Group rank15
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseSilva ReisVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetUnclean barrel and defect bouquet. Hard to appreciate.
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit old. Not good at all and hardly drinkable.
SAI point12.00JB point12.50SS point14.00Group point13.00
SAI rank35JB rank33SS rank30Group rank34
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1977
ColourVery dark but with a yellow rim
BouquetViolet, old grocery shop and dark fruit in the nose
TasteFull-bodied. Mature but still with quite a lot tannin and fruit. Fruit in flavour. Impressive. Balanced and quite complex with a long fruity finish.
SAI point16.40JB point17.50SS point18.00Group point17.20
SAI rank16JB rank7SS rank6Group rank7
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseTaylorVintage1977
ColourDark with yellow mature colour.
BouquetWonderful nose of chocolate, cacao, violets, coffee and crème caramel.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature but still has some soft tannin and will develop more we guess. Sweet. Elegant. Complex with an enormous finish. Unbelievable.
SAI point19.00JB point18.00SS point19.00Group point17.73
SAI rank1JB rank2SS rank1Group rank3
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseTerras, Pocas JrVintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.
BouquetChocolate, cacao and Christmas raisin in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature but quite old in taste. Sweet. Nice finish but has been better we hope.
SAI point14.50JB point11.50SS point13.00Group point14.47
SAI rank28JB rank34SS rank34Group rank29
Comment
HouseWarreVintage1977
ColourMature yellow in colour.
BouquetNose full of toffee, chocolate, ginger and cinnamon. Very complex old grocery shop.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Burned sugar in flavour. Balanced and complex port with an attractive and very long finish. This bottle is somewhat older than those we have had before.
SAI point17.50JB point19.00SS point17.00Group point17.03
SAI rank6JB rank1SS rank11Group rank9
CommentSS had a split ranking

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