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Vintage Port 1955

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1955Outstanding5942649

Declared brands that we know of are the following 49:

1955:A Pinto dos Santos
Adams
Averys
Barros
Borges
Burmester
Butler Nephew
Calem
Cockburn
Croft
Delaforce
Dow's
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Fonseca
George Thienpont
Gilbey
Gonzalez Byass
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Hooper
Hunt
Kopke
Mackenzie
Martinez
Messias
Morgan
Niepoort
Offley
Offley Boa Vista
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Foz and Santo Antonio
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Sibio
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Rebello Valente
Royal Oporto
Sandeman
Smith Woodhouse
Souza Guedes & Irmao
Taylor
Tuke Holdsworth
Vieira de Souza
Warre

HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1955
ColourTerrible colour. Turbid and looks like dirty water.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, burned chocolate, burned candy, orange peelScore range12.40 - 12.40
TasteMedium body. Rather tasty but terrible to look at. Burned candy in taste. Taste old and as an old colheita. Astonishing but rather attractive finishAverage score
Last tasted3rd April 2015Point this date12.40
CommentAt home with the family.
This bottle seems not to be a vintage even if the label says so. It smells and taste as a Colheita and the cork was from Borges but said 1980. Something is wrong with this bottle.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1955
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel burned sugar and ether in bouquet.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteFully mature and maybe a bit old. Alcoholic in flavour. Complex port with a lovely old, still attractive finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted25th March 2005Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the Family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1955
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld nose of pharmacy but also burned sugar and fudge. Still quite complex and enjoyable.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and maybe a little old but still balanced with old acidity and quite complex. Attractive finish. Lovely old port anyhow!Average score15.63
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1955
ColourYellow, mature almost tawny but very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOrange zest, toffee, mint, butter-scotch, vanilla, coffee and cacao in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Seem still to be on top! Unbelievable! Very, very elegant and still balanced. Attractive and complex finish which a just rolling in the mouth and never seems to end. A very impressive port indeed! Thank heaven for this port!Average score16.88
Last tasted19th November 2016Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen, Germany.
The label read that the vintage was produced from Quinta da Foz and Quinta de Santo Antonio It seems to be that the house of Calem declared its vintage from those two quintas.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage1955
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetElegant fudge, toffee, candy, Christmas raisin, burned sugar and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.75 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but with some old but balanced acidity. Quite sweet, attractive with candy and fudge in taste. Elegant port with a wonderful finish.Average score16.96
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2009 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCroftVintage1955
ColourMature, yellow quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex and attractive nose with toffee, Christmas spiciness, roses, violets, burned sugar and crème caramel.Score range15.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium-body. Mature and peaking. Quite sweet but balanced and very complex port. Crème caramel, roses and spiciness in flavour. Excellent port with a long, attractive and never ended finish.Average score16.33
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1955
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetRich complex toffee, crème caramel, cream candy, Christmas raisin, vanilla and liquorice in the nose.Score range17.40 - 18.50
TasteFull-bodied, complex, dry and delicious. Mature and peaking but balanced with some old and very elegant acidity. Toffee, vanilla and much more in taste. Wonderful finish. Will not be better but what a port!Average score17.97
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1955
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetTobaccos, violet, fudge but also toffee and Christmas raisin. Some thought that it was some cockiness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 18.90
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature. Sweet with liquorice and fudge in the taste. Balanced and no cork in taste but not as elegant and balanced as we are used to. This bottle is not OK but no problem to enjoy and drink it anyhow! Astonishing finish.Average score17.88
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection. This bottle was not OK. Some thought that it was corked and other something else wrong with the bouquet.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGeorge ThienpontVintage1955
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge, dried fruit, some spiciness and a hint of pharmacy in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Balanced and elegant with dried fruit and some spiciness I taste. Lovely but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1955
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetToffee, fudge, mulberry, old grocery shop, leather, cacao, some coffee, violet, oranges and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.90 - 17.50
TasteAlmost full- bodied. Mature and peaking. Absolute on top and will not be better. Toffee, cacao, dark chocolate and fudge in taste. Elegant and balanced port with a long, attractive and delicious finish. Lovely and mature port! Cannot be better so please drink it now!Average score16.76
Last tasted18th May 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1955
ColourBeautiful mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetEucalyptus, liquorice, fudge, toffee, crème caramel, crème candy, lovely spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose. Wonderful bouquet!Score range17.00 - 18.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Toffee, crème caramel and a lot of wonderful tastes in the mouth. Complex, very elegant and balanced. Some elegant old acids and with a never ending finish. What a marvellous port!Average score17.99
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date18.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
These bottles belong to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection. We had 2 bottles bottled in 1957 and 1958. This was bottled 1957.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1955
ColourStill quite dark but with a wonderful mature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, cream candy, and much more in the nose. Lovely indeed!Score range16.25 - 18.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant. Very tasty with lots of cream candy, crème caramel and toffee in the mouth. Lovely port and easy to enjoy and love with an elegant and long, attractive finish. Port is wonderful when old and mature!Average score17.13
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1955
ColourAlmost tawny but quite nice in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetButter-scotch, cream candy but also a hint of pharmacy and hospital in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and even a little old but still quite balanced and very attractive. Butter-scotch and burned sugar in taste with a nice finish. Will not be better so better drink it up!Average score
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffleyVintage1955
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGinger, cinnamon, Christmas raisin and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and sweet with flavour of dried fruit. An elegant and complex finish. Lovely port.Average score
Last tasted24th April 2011Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1955
ColourMature almost tawny colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, Christmas raisin, butter scotch, some vanilla, zest of oranges and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.90 - 17.50
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and sweet. Crème caramel, butter scotch and a hint of vanilla in flavour. An elegant and complex finish. Lovely and enjoyable port.Average score16.70
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Foz &
Quinta de Santo Antonio
Calem
Vintage1955
ColourYellow, mature almost tawny but very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOrange zest, toffee, mint, butter-scotch, vanilla, coffee and cacao in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Seem still to be on top! Unbelievable! Very, very elegant and still balanced. Attractive and complex finish which a just rolling in the mouth and never seems to end. A very impressive port indeed! Thank heaven for this port!Average score16.88
Last tasted19th November 2016Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen, Germany.
It seems to be that the house of Calem declared its vintage from those two quintas in this period.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1955
ColourMature yellow and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetCinnamon, toffee, gingerbread, cacao, dark chocolate, old grocery shop, zest of an orange, crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.90 - 18.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Lovely flavour of gingerbread, toffee, cacao and mature peached. Sweet. Elegant and balanced with a wonderful, quite long and attractive finish. Just drink it and be in love!Average score17.64
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1955
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetWonderful nose of toffee, crème caramel, coffee and cacaoScore range15.50 - 18.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Complex and lovely port with a wonderful and never ending finish. I do love it.Average score17.47
Last tasted10th July 1998Point this date18.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% trip to Douro.
This bottle belongs to Anders G. Åkesson’s collection.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do Sibio
Real Vinicola
Vintage1955
ColourMature, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCinnamon, ginger, some toffee and Christmas raisin in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet and balance. Some old acidity but quite enjoyable. Easy to drink and to love. Toffee and Christmas raisin in taste. Delicious and balanced with a lovely finish.Average score16.58
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1955
ColourMature yellow but quite dark and wonderful in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCrème caramel, fudge, toffee, Christmas spiciness, ginger and much more in the nose. Exciting bouquet.Score range16.40 - 17.75
TasteFull-body. Mature and at its peak with crème caramel, ginger and toffee in flavour. Maybe a hint of old but completely balanced acidity. Sweet. Lovely complexity and a generous and very long attractive finish. Delicious port. This is a wonderful port! It is time to enjoy it now!Average score17.29
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1955
ColourDark with yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, cherry and plum in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Marvellous port with flavour of mulberry. Complex, elegant and a wonderful finish. This is a great port.Average score
Last tasted23rd April 2011Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1955
ColourStill quite dark but yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetZest of oranges, spiciness, roses, cacao and gingerbread in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Balanced. Elegant and very complex port with zest of oranges, roses and ginger bread and much more in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with a nice and long finish.Average score
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1955
ColourStill a little dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCacao, chocolate, menthol, cream candy, vanilla and toffee in the nose.Score range16.50 - 18.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and quite excellent and complex port with vanilla and menthol in flavour and a long wonderful finish. Easy to drink and enjoy.Average score17.13
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTuke Holdsworth
Hunt, Roope & Co
Vintage1955
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetChristmas raisins, Christmas spiciness and dried fruit in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some old balanced acidity. Quite elegant and complex with fudge and Christmas raisin in taste.. Easy to drink and like with a nice and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1955
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, coffee, tea and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Sweet. Flavour of old grocery shop. Mature and at its peak. Excellent and complex port with a lovely finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted24th December 2006Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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