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Vintage Port 1979

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1979Average2741324

Declared brands that we know of are the following 24:

1979:Andresen
Barros
Borges
Feist
Flagman
Graham's Malvedos
Hooper
Hutcheson
Kopke
Martins
Messias
Miguels
Pedro Lopez
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Roncao
Quinta S. Luiz
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Royal Oporto
Silva Luz
Vieira de Souza

HouseAndresenVintage1979
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant nose of nuts, mint and old hospital.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking, but maybe a bit old. Still elegant and balanced port with an attractive and harmonic finish. Delicious!Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1979
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetPlum and mulberry in the nose. Quite attractive.Score range14.90 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Full mature port. Mulberry in flavour. Quite good and easy to drink. An attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted20th February 1999Point this date14.90
CommentAt home with our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1979
ColourYellow, mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetNot so intensive bouquet and maybe not quite clean? Ether, old hospital and some pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Some orange in the taste. Mature but not so tasty and balanced. Quite long but maybe not attractive finishAverage score14.82
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBrizard Roma
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1979
ColourYellow mature and attractive in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGinger, cacao, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, cream toffee and spiciness in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteHardy medium body. Mature and peaking. Very sweet but balanced with a nice and very delicate acidity. Sweet liquorice, cacao, chocolate, lovely spiciness and sweet liquorice in taste with a long, very rich finishAverage score
Last tasted20th April 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1979
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetFudge, candy and some pharmacy in the nose. Quite attractive.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Fudge in taste. Mature and peaking and maybe just a little old. Balanced and elegant port with a long and attractive finish.Average score15.38
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFlagman
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1979
ColourLight-coloured of tawny, muddy and no attractive to look at.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, burned sugar, fudge and French plum in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and even old. French plum in taste. Balanced but with some acidity. Sweet. Attractive finish anyhow.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2013Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1979
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetComplex and quite generous bouquet with fudge, toffee coffee, tea and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel in the taste. Elegant and balanced port with a generous and delicious finish. Quite extraordinary for the vintage.Average score15.96
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1979
ColourPale and tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetThis port is not harmonic and cracked. Terrible noseScore range11.25 - 11.25
TasteMedium body. Not balanced and quite hard to swallow.Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date11.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *This bottled was defect and cracked

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1979
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, candy, molasses and some old hospital in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Crème caramel and a little ether in the taste. An elegant port with a long and balanced finish.Average score
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinsVintage1979
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetShy nose of burned sugar but opened up quite a bit.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and even old. Easy to drink but a bit alcoholic. Good finish but a bit short.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2002Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMiguelsVintage1979
ColourMature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetYellow fruit and plums and even some cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced an elegant with sweetness and delicious acidity. Yellow plums in taste with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family and some wine friends.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Malmö, Sweden. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1979
ColourDark blue with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon and burned sugar bouquet.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Elegant. Rather mature and easy to drink. Complex port with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted5th October 1989Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 first trip to Douro, Portugal.
This year was produced but not declared or sold but Rolf Niepoort kindly provided this vintage (together with some other wonderful bottles) to us in his cellar to compare with a LBV 1979.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1979
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCherry, nuts, plum and fruit in a generous bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Nuts and fruit in the taste. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant with a long, complex and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 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 Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1979
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, old grocery shop in the generous and lovely bouquet.Score range14.75 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee and crème caramel in the taste. Elegant and balanced with a long, attractive and quite wonderful finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 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 Cachao
Messias
Vintage1979
ColourPale but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, old grocery shop and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Lovely cacao in taste. Balanced and elegant port. Honey in the finish, which is quite long and attractive.Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 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 NacionalVintage1979
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetWonderful nose of coffee, tea and cacao.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteSurprisingly full-bodied. Still some fruit and tannins. Complex and balanced finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted23rd May 1995Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 Jubilee Tasting number 100th in Copenhagen, Denmark where 6 different Nacional were enjoyed.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz
Kopke
Vintage1979
ColourAlmost tawny in colour. Very beautiful indeed.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous bouquet of candy, fudge, toffee and some burned sugar.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little more but elegant and complex. Fudge in taste. Very easy to drink and like. An long, complex and quite attractive finish. Lovely port.Average score
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage1979
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream toffee, fudge, ginger, some cacao and old grocery shop in the nose and maybe a hint of volatile acidity.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with just a hint of volatile acidity which does not at all disturb our tasting. Cream toffee, cacao, some coffee and spiciness in taste with a rather long and quite tasty finish.Average score
Last tasted20th April 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1979
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital and alcohol in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite old in flavour with some unbalanced alcohol. Nice finish and quite drinkable.Average score14.50
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
*This bottle was unbalanced with acidic acid. Tasting notes is from the 1 August 2005.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilva-Luz
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1979
ColourPale, mature yellow, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather sky in the nose but with some toffee. Fudge and nuts.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and a bit more. Have been better. Fudge in taste. Still knit together and balanced and quite good finish. Still very enjoyable and interesting.Average score15.50
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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