Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1962

SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment

Declared brands that we know of are the following 14:

Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Offley Boa Vista
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Royal Oporto

ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetAlcoholic and ether in the nose. Is not harmonious at all.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature. Alcoholic and dry. The finish is quite good but this is a too old but rather nice port.Average score
Last tasted15th September 2005Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, tea, some crème caramel and fudge in the nose but later on dill and crawfish broth. Very odd indeed.Score range15.90 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and complex when starting to taste and very long and attractive finish with toffee inn taste but later on the dill and crawfish took over. This was a strange experience!Average score17.05
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

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
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetSweet liquorice, toffee, fudge, some spiciness and much more in the nose. Quite impressive.Score range16.90 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet liquorice and toffee in taste. Elegant and balanced port with a long quite complex and very attractive finish. A lovely and astonishing port!Average score16.95
Last tasted29th November 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Dinner in Leverkusen, Germany.
This bottle was not quite as the vintage has been before and the tasting notes are from 8 May, 2018 in London. Harvey's vintage of this year was a blend of Cockburn & Martinez to celebrate the birth of a son of the former chairman of Harvey.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourLight tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteHardly medium body. Elegant but quite old port with a rather short finish. Have been much better we suppose.Average score
Last tasted5th February 2004Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1962
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetComplex marzipan, fudge and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and peaking. Marzipan in taste. Elegant, complex and a lovely finish. Quite enjoyable port which should be drunk now.Average score16.37
Last tasted10th November 2012Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1962
ColourVery pale and mature yellow in colour almost tawny.Number of tastings1
BouquetWonderful bouquet with cream candy, candy, toffee, crème caramel, butterscotch, cacao, chocolate, some coffee beans and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteLovely body. Mature and absolutely on top. Balanced and very elegant and complex with lot of tastes in the mouth such as coffee beans, cream candy, creme caramel and much more which never seem to end. The finish is very complex, quite long and very elegant. An astonishing port indeed!Average score
Last tasted9th June 2022Point this date17.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% in Malmö.
The bottled was named crusted port but harvest 1962 and bottled in 1965 i.e. it is a vintage as other crusted port from this and neighbouring years when the great houses only declared 3 years every decade.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1962
ColourStill very dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetComplex nose of crème caramel, viol, toffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.90 - 19.50
TasteFull-bodied. Perfect mature and on top. Sweet, generous, balanced and complex. Cacao, toffee and coffee in flavour. What a lovely finish. Unbelievable!Average score18.74
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date19.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

6th August
Rocha 1999
30th July
Feuerheerd 1957
Wiese & Krohn 1957
28th July
Fonseca 1966
Graham 1966
27th July
Taylor 1977
23rd July
C. da Silva 1987
Quinta do Noval 1987
22nd July
DR 2001
16th July
Burmester 1998


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