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Vintage Port 1961

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1961Good38058

Declared brands that we know of are the following 8:

1961:Dow's
Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Real Companhia Velha
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1961
ColourMature beautiful yellow and amber in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetA full arsenal of aromas such as coffee, tea, cream toffee, crème caramel, Christmas spiciness and much more in the generous nose.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced. Cream toffee, crème caramel and much more in taste. Lovely, long and quite attractive finish. Will not be better so just drink up and enjoy life!Average score16.25
Last tasted12th November 2022Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family and wine friends.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham´s MalvedosVintage1961
ColourStill quite dark with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with cream candy. Toffee, crème caramel, fudge, violet, some herbs and some spiciness and maybe a hint of pharmacy in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking and will not be better but some old acidity in taste with the crème caramel, candy and all other things named above. Balanced and very elegant with a long, attractive and lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted12th November 2022Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at home with the family and wine friends.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1961
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCrème caramel, violet, burned sugar and molasses in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and even old. Complex with burned sugar in flavour. Still balanced and quite complex. Lovely liquorice finish. Still quite attractive.Average score15.74
Last tasted7th November 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family and wine friends
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage1961
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, ginger, raisin but maybe a hint of old hospital in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old but balanced and very attractive with some old acidity. Elegant with a rather complex taste and a long quite attractive finish. Very enjoyable indeed.Average score
Last tasted1st August 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1961
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, ginger, raisin but maybe a hint of old hospital in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old but balanced and very attractive with some old acidity. Elegant with a rather complex taste and a long quite attractive finish. Very enjoyable indeed.Average score
Last tasted1st August 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1961
ColourYellow and very beautiful and attractive in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet liquorice, some ginger, cacao, sweetmeats and some old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and balanced with some nice old acidity. Complex and very elegant with lots of sweet liquorice and cacao in taste. A very elegant and seductive finish. Just enjoy it!Average score
Last tasted1st August 2019Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

13th November
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1991
12th November
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1961
Graham´s Malvedos 1961
29th October
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2007
28th October
Churchill 2007
22nd October
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2008
21st October
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2010
8th October
Quinta de Santa Julia 2003
5th October
Burmester 1997
Dalva
C. da Silva 1982
Graham 2003
Messias 2005
Niepoort 1985
Quinta do Noval 1995
Wiese & Krohn 2003

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