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Vintage Port 1945

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1945Classic5982242

Declared brands that we know of are the following 42:

1945:A. P. Santos
Adams
Averys
Barros
Borges
Burmester
Butler Nephew
Chaplin
Constantino
Croft
Delaforce
Dow's
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Fonseca
Gonzalez Byass
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Hunt
Kopke
Mackenzie
Martinez
Morano
Niepoort
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Eira Velha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta do Jordao
Quinta do Junco
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Roncao
Quinta do Sibio
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Rebello Valente
Royal Oporto
Sandeman
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Tuke Holdsworth
Warre

HouseA.P. SantosVintage1945
ColourBeautiful, mature amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, fudge, vanilla, cream candy and zest of oranges in the nose.Score range17.75 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port. Toffee, crème caramel and a hint of orange’s zest in taste. Sweet with a very long and very attractive finish. Astonishing port from this for us unknown house.Average score
Last tasted29th July 2016Point this date17.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1945
ColourStill quite impressive dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely generous plum and cacao bouquet.Score range17.90 - 17.90
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and at its peak. Well-balance and a wonderful long finish. Lovely port.Average score
Last tasted22nd November 1979Point this date17.90
CommentAt the Studley Priory in England.
This was my (SAI) first taste of a vintage 1945 so I may have had too high points, but it was a wonderful port.
TastersSAI
HouseBurmesterVintage1945
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex bouquet of burned sugar, crème caramel and much more.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but maybe a bit old. Much burned sugar in flavour. Elegant and complex port with a delicious finish.Average score16.90
Last tasted19th May 2011Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChaplinVintage1945
ColourStill rather dark but beautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDried fruit. Crème caramel, toffee, figs, fudge, coffee, cacao, dark chocolate and old grocery shop. Wonderful bouquet.Score range18.00 - 18.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Very tasty with dry fruit, figs, cacao and much more in the mouth. Balanced, complex and very elegant with a very attractive and very long finish. What a wonderful port indeed! This is life!Average score
Last tasted26th December 2015Point this date18.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCroftVintage1945
ColourBeautiful mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetEnormous complex, elegant bouquet of coffee, tea, cinnamon and liquorice.Score range17.90 - 18.50
TasteCoffee and liquorice in flavour. Full-bodied, attractive and a long, long never ending finish. Marvellous port!Average score18.20
Last tasted11th March 1999Point this date17.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseDowVintage1945
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetChristmas raisin and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.75 - 18.75
TasteFull-bodied. Liquorice in flavour. Surprisingly sweet for Dow. Complex, balanced with a marvellous finish. A great port.Average score17.83
Last tasted10th July 1998Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% trip to Douro, Portugal.
This bottle belongs to Ander G. Åkesson’s Private Collection,
TastersSAI
HouseFonsecaVintage1945
ColourBrilliant, beautiful and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex and attractive bouquet of coffee, raisin, tea and much more.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Crème caramel in taste. Complex and balanced finish. An unbelievable port.Average score
Last tasted10th June 1998Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI
HouseGrahamVintage1945
ColourRather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGinger, cinnamon and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range19.00 - 19.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced with a wonderful and never ending finish. What a port!!Average score
Last tasted26th June 1996Point this date19.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1945
ColourYellow mature in colour. Very beautiful indeed.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex oranges and zest of an orange, cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, old grocery shop, ginger and spiciness and much, much more.Score range17.25 - 18.50
TasteFull-bodied and impressive. A very complex port. Mature and at its peak. Sweet with taste of cacao, chocolate, oranges and much more. An attractive and lovely finish which never seems to end. An incredible glass of port! Just enjoy and love it!Average score17.88
Last tasted13th December 2016Point this date18.50
CommentJB tasted this in London but SAI and SS tasted it in Malmö on the 26 of December.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1945
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCrème caramel, sweet liquorice, coffee, cacao, burned candy and old grocery shop and much more in the nose.Score range17.50 - 18.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet with lots of sweet liquorice, crème caramel, candy, roasted coffee and cacao in taste. Balanced, elegant and very complex port. Delicious and with a generous and very attractive finish. What a lovely port! Just enjoy it!!Average score18.11
Last tasted8th December 2018Point this date18.40
CommentIn Gerda Vesterdal’s home in Copenhagen, Denmark from her Private Collection.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1945
ColourMature bright yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, butterscotch, dark chocolate, cacao, raisin and zest of orange in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and peaking and will not be better. Balanced, complex and very elegant port with lovely old acidity but still quite sweet. Butterscotch and zest of orange in taste with a long balanced, sweet and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1945
ColourBeautiful yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViolet, crème caramel, cacao, ginger and much more.Score range18.50 - 18.50
TasteFull bodied. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. Very complex and very elegant with delicious and never ending finish. What a port!!Average score
Last tasted10th June 1998Point this date18.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI
HouseSociedade Morano
Duoro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1945
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld bouquet with pharmacy, ether and hospital in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and a bit old but balanced and complex port with an attractive finish. Quite old but good.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2001Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1945
ColourVery dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetWonderful bouquet of cedar, Christmas raisin, almond, coffee, cacao and much more.Score range17.00 - 19.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Incredible concentration, complexity and balance. A wonderful and never ending finish. Unbelievable!Average score18.13
Last tasted10th July 1998Point this date19.00
CommentAt a trip to Douro, Portugal.
The bottle came from Anders G. Åkesson’s Collection
TastersSAI

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