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Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1970

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1970Classic5954180

Declared brands that we know of are the following 80:

1970:A Pinto dos Santos
Almiro
Andresen
Averys
Barros
Berry Bros
Borges
Burmester
Butler Nephew
C. da Silva
C.F. Stroh
Cabral
Calem
Cockburn
Coreira
Croft
Dalva
Delaforce
Diez
Douro Wine Shippers & Growers Association
Dow's
F. Lopes
Feist
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Flagman
Fonseca
Gilbey
Gonzalez Byass
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Hooper
Hunt
Hutcheson
Kopke
Mackenzie
Martinez
Martins
Messias
Morgan
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Osborne
Players
Pocas Junior
Porto Rocha
Pousada
Presidential
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Foz
Quinta da Mesquita
Quinta da Roêda
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Roriz
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Sibio
Quinta S. Luiz
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Rebello Valente
Redino
Reflets
Royal Oporto
Sandeman
Seguro
Silva Luz
Smith Woodhouse
Souza Guedes & Irmao
Taylor
Terras
Tuke Holdsworth
Vieira de Souza
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseAlmiro
Pocas Jr.
Vintage1970
ColourTawny and quite thin in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetZest of oranges, some candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteThin body. Mature and even old in taste but balanced and quite delicate. Some candy and crème caramel in taste with a nice and quite tired finish. Drink up will not be better!Average score
Last tasted11th February 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetWonderful, very complex coffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Taste heavenly. Complex and lovely finish. Absolutely at its best.Average score16.75
Last tasted15th November 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetElegant and complex bouquet of old grocery shop, cinnamon and ginger.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Burned sugar in flavour. Elegant and nice finish. Attractive port.Average score15.35
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *The last bottle was defect according to me. The notes are from 3 November 2003.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1970
ColourYellow, beautifully mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetComplex bouquet of coffee, cacao, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Lovely and complex taste. Much burned sugar in flavour. Mature and at its peak with generous, long and delicious finish. A very attractive port.Average score16.41
Last tasted29th October 2011Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family.
*This bottle was defect and the notes are from May 2011.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRed berry, ginger, cacao and chocolate in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Wonderful taste of cacao. Balanced and elegant port with a long and attractive finish. Drink it and enjoy!Average score
Last tasted12th May 2013Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseC. da SilvaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, fudge, some pharmacy and old hospital with a hint of ether in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old. Will not be better so please drink up. Toffee and fudge in taste and also some pharmacy. Anyhow quite enjoyable and drinkable and a quite charming old port.Average score15.25
Last tasted7th February 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle was not perfect but drinkable.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseC. F. StrohVintage1970
ColourMature tawny in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the noseScore range11.00 - 11.00
TasteMature and cracked and unbalanced. Not good and enjoyable. Alcoholic finish. Should have been drunk years agoAverage score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date11.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
*Defect bottle This vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1970
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld nose of burned sugar and pharmacy.Score range14.00 - 16.50
TasteTasty but not impressive. Unbalanced. Seemed too old. Bad bottle?Average score15.25
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage1970
ColourYellow mature, amber quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings39
BouquetComplex delicious spicy bouquet of liquorice, nuts, coffee, toffee, crème caramel, sweets and orange zest.Score range16.50 - 17.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature, peaking and on top. Liquorice, crème caramel, toffee and much more in flavour. Quite dry. Complex and elegant port. Balanced and a solid and long wonderful finish. Delicious port. Will not be better. Just drink it and love it!Average score16.85
Last tasted8th December 2018Point this date17.75
CommentIn Gerda Vesterdal’s home in Copenhagen, Denmark from her Private Collection.
2 bottles have been defect.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2009 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCoreira
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1970
ColourMature beautiful colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPlum and berry nose. Quite complex and interesting.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak with elegant and attractive taste and complex finish. Quite good.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This is probably Barros. This vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCroftVintage1970
ColourQuite dark in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetComplex crème caramel, spring flowers, roses and a bit peppery in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking but may improve a little. Liquorice in the taste. Elegant and complex with a lovely finish.Average score16.68
Last tasted23rd May 2016Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetPharmacy, alcoholic but also mature plums and mint in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Old in flavour and taste. Alcoholic dominance but quite still attractive and very sweet in taste with a nice finish. . Hard to give points. The taste is all over the place and not knit together but still attractive taste A strange port and so it was when we enjoyed it in May 2014 also. If you have any bottles left drink them now or sell them!Average score15.13
Last tasted6th June 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
At least1 bottle has been defect.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDelaforceVintage1970
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetComplex delicious old grocery shop, raisin, crème caramel, cacao, some dark chocolate and ginger in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and on top indeed. Balanced and complex, elegant, sweet port with old grocery shop, crème caramel, cacao in taste. Really good and generous port with a lovely and very attractive finish.Average score16.46
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1970
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely bouquet of crème caramel, fudge, toffee and menthol and much more in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Menthol and crème caramel in taste. Delicious and complex with a long finish. Lovely port. Drink it and be happy!Average score16.54
Last tasted27th February 2014Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottled has been defect.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings26
BouquetLovely complex nose of mature figs, prune, dried fruit and boysenberry.Score range16.00 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and on top. Elegant. Quite dry. Boysenberry in taste. Balanced and quite complex with lovely dry and long finish.Average score16.65
Last tasted5th August 2013Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseF. Lopes
Douro Wine Shippers and Association
Vintage1970
ColourNice mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFragrant bouquet of candy, cream candy, flowers, cinnamon, sweet liquorice ginger and cardamom in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Will not be better! Balanced but still with some very soft and delicate tannin. Complex and lovely with taste of spiciness and sweetmeats. The finish is long and very attractive. An astonishing port indeed!Average score
Last tasted26th May 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1970
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetEnormous ginger bread, crème caramel and cream candy bouquet. Elegant and attractive.Score range15.25 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Ginger bread in flavour. Marzipan in taste. Balanced and elegant port with a long an very attractive finish..Average score15.99
Last tasted8th November 2014Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with some friends

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1970
ColourDark with yellow mature colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, fudge, crème caramel, vanilla bouquet and much more in the nose. Very generous.Score range16.00 - 17.50
TasteVery sweet and full- bodied. Mature and on top. Herbs and cinnamon in flavour. Elegant and complex port with a long and balanced finish. This is lovely to drink!!Average score16.73
Last tasted19th April 2012Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1970
ColourMature yellow, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMenthol, mint, rosemary, cherry and quite spicy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite balanced and complex port with spiciness in taste. Easy to drink and like with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.04
Last tasted17th January 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.

In 2008 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
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow and interesting in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, dried fruit, herbs, some mint and French plums in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some very soft tannin. Will probably not be better. Balanced and very tasty with French plums, herbs, dried fruit and toffee. Easy to drink and enjoy. Quite complex with a long and very attractive finish. Just enjoy it!Average score
Last tasted28th October 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark with a yellow, very beautiful mature colour.Number of tastings22
BouquetLiquorice, violet, toffee, fudge, butterscotch, old grocery shop, cacao, dark chocolate and lime and much more in a marvellous bouquet.Score range16.75 - 19.50
TasteFull bodied. Rather mature and probably peaking but still with some very soft and elegant tannin. Elegant and balanced and enormously complex port. Toffee and butterscotch and heaven in taste. A wonderful never ending finish. Just drink and enjoy it! This is one of the best port ever!Average score17.53
Last tasted30th May 2018Point this date19.50
CommentIn our Private Wine Club.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetLiquorice, dark cherry, herbs, spiciness, oak and even old grocery shop in the nose. Complex bouquet.Score range16.50 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Elegant and balanced. Mature and on top. Liquorice, dark cherry, herbs and much more in taste. Lovely port with some very attractive old acidity. Long and very attractive finish. Will not be better so just drink it and love it!Average score16.81
Last tasted13th October 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family after start drinking two different bottlings with Gerda Jensen at her home – These bottles belong to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1970
ColourMedium ruby with a mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery elegant fresh notes of dark berries, coffee, tea and crème caramel.Score range16.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced port with a wonderful finish. Lovely!Average score17.17
Last tasted23rd May 2016Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark yellow quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings28
BouquetLiquorice, violets, red berries, toffee, herbs and spring flowers in the noseScore range16.50 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and probably peaking but will last for many years ahead. Elegant, complex and balanced with a wonderful never ending finish. Port is a wonderful drink!Average score17.21
Last tasted8th October 2016Point this date17.55
CommentIn our Private Wine Club.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1970
ColourNice mature still quite dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, burned sugar and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.90
TasteFull bodied. Elegant. Sweet with a flavour of burned sugar. Lovely finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHunt, Roope & Co.Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow beautiful in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetVery generous nose. Crème caramel, coffee, tea, fudge, toffee and so on.Score range15.40 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Elegant and at its peak. Wonderful complexity. A very generous port with toffee and fudge in taste. The finish is long, attractive and delicious.Average score16.45
Last tasted15th June 2013Point this date17.00
CommentTasted in our Private Wine Club.
The last three bottles we have had have been marvellous!

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHutchesonVintage1970
ColourMature but still rather dark yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose and much more. Quite delicious bouquet.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port with a lovely and complex finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1970
ColourMature yellow beautiful in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, fudge, ginger and much more in the noseScore range15.00 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Fudge and toffee in taste. Balanced and elegant port with a wonderful and long finish. Excellent.Average score16.46
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMackenzieVintage1970
ColourYellow mature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether bouquet. Seemed quite old in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Elegant but old in taste. Rather complex with a good finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely complex old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Elegant. Easy to drink and a lovely finish but maybe a little short?Average score15.95
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinsVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNot so impressive. Mostly chocolate in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature. Sweet indeed. Balanced with some complexity. Easy to like and a good finish.
Last tasted13th November 2008Rating this date14. 90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMorganVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and balanced port with a complex, attractive and long finish..Average score16.63
Last tasted30th April 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt a tasting with the family

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseNiepoortVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark but of course mature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in bouquet.Score range16.50 - 18.00
TasteFull- bodied. Mature and on top. Complex and elegant. Dry with a balanced and fantastic finish but will keep many years ahead. Wonderful port.Average score17.25
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1970
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetViolets, toffee, nuts, almond and candy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteRather full-bodied. Sweet. Mature and on top. Complex and balanced finish. Very attractive port indeed.Average score16.04
Last tasted7th September 2013Point this date16.90
CommentOn a party at home with the family and wine friends.
In a Magnum.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCream candy, minty, cacao, dark chocolate and some sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Very elegant with some lovely old acidity. Will not be better but is wonderful today. Herb, candy, cream candy in taste with a rather long finish.Average score15.91
Last tasted13th October 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family after start drinking it with Gerda Jensen at her home The bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePlayers
C. da Silva
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetSeductive bouquet of toasted almonds and nuts, torched sugar, smoky walnuts, cacao and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Sweet, mature and peaking and maybe even a little old in taste but still balanced and quite complex. Roasted nuts and much more in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite long finish. Drink up and just enjoyAverage score15.78
Last tasted23rd August 2015Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1970
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetOld grocery shop, toffee, cream candy, crème caramel and much more in the nose.Score range14.90 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. It is wonderful to drink today but will not be better. Balanced, very elegant and quite complex. Toffee, crème caramel, cream candy and much more in taste with a long, balanced and very elegant finish. Drink it and just love it!Average score15.64
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date17.00
CommentTasted after the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.
2 bottles have been defect.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1970
ColourStill quite dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely coffee, tea, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteRather full-bodied. Mature. Complex and balanced. At its peak but will keep for long. Wonderful finish.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 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
Calem
Vintage1970
ColourMature, yellow very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, coffee, butter-scotch, some fudge and crème caramel bouquet. Very complex and full nose.Score range16.75 - 17.40
TasteWonderful mature port and peaking. Crème caramel and toffee in taste. Balance with a hint of acidity but old balancing sweetness. Elegant with a complex, attractive and quite long finish. A wonderful port and probably at its best.Average score16.97
Last tasted19th November 2016Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, cacao, old grocery shop. Very complex nose.Score range16.25 - 17.40
TasteFull-bodied and quite mature. Elegant and balanced. At its top but will last. Complex and wonderful finish.Average score16.68
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1970
ColourBeautiful yellow mature colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, coffee, tea and much more. Wonderful nose.Score range16.90 - 17.75
TasteFull bodied. Balanced, elegant, complex. Mature and peaking. Marvellous long finish.Average score17.33
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
The best Messias we have ever had.

In 2008 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 NovalVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings18
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao, cream candy, butterscotch, cacao and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Complex and balanced port with a lovely very long ad very attractive finish. Wonderful port indeed!Average score16.76
Last tasted13th December 2016Point this date17.50
CommentJB tasted this in London but SAI and SS tasted it in Malmö on the 26 of December.

In 2008 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 NacionalVintage1970
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetPharmacy, crème caramel, coffee, cacao, violet and much more. Very complex nose.Score range17.25 - 19.00
TasteFull-bodied port. Nearly peaking, balanced and very complex with a marvellous and never ending finish. Wonderful indeed.Average score17.85
Last tasted15th December 2011Point this date18.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 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 Sibio
Real Vinicola
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetOld grocery, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet. Very balanced and complex with a wonderful finish. Attractive port.Average score16.00
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCoffee, tea, orange zest, some ginger bread and cacao in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and at its peak. Balance, elegant and rather complex port. Quite sweet with coffee beans, some cacao and ginger bread in taste and with a delicious and quite attractive finish.Average score16.58
Last tasted8th December 2018Point this date16.90
CommentIn Gerda Vesterdal’s home in Copenhagen, Denmark from her Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and tasty. A nice attractive finish but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, old grocery shop and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.25 - 17.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature at its peak. Nice flavour with complex and attractive finish.Average score16.33
Last tasted4th March 1991Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCream candy, dried fruit, spiciness, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced still with some old delicate acidity. Complex and still quite sweet. Crème caramel and old grocery shop in flavour. There is a wonderful, quite attractive and long delicious finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRedinoVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite old in the nose, burned sugar, pharmacy and old hospital.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and a little more but quite balanced Will not be better and has an rather attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRocha
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1970
ColourQuite beautiful, mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, some coffee and cardamom in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and on top. Balanced and quite complex and elegant. Sweet liquorice, cacao and cardamom in taste with a long and quite attractive finish. Lovely port!Average score
Last tasted3rd February 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and tasty. A nice attractive finish but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1970
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetWonderful bouquet of toffee, butterscotch, cacao, dark chocolate, cinnamon, ginger clove and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak with lots of spiciness suck as ginger, cinnamon clove and much more such as butterscotch, toffee in taste. Balanced and very elegant with a delicious sweetness. A wonderful, extremely long and very attractive finish which never seem to end.Average score16.39
Last tasted12th September 2018Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Sandeman tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark organized by www.vintageportvin.dk 1 bottle has been defect.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSeguro
Pocas Jr
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, coffee and cacao in the nose. Quite complex and interesting.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Not as sweet as expected. Complex and balanced with an attractive and long finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted13th May 2004Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilva-Luz
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Pharmacy dominate in flavour but elegant. Very easy to drink. Have probably been better but an attractive finish. I do like it.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, coffee, toffee, cinnamon and old grocery shop in the quite complex bouquet.Score range15.00 - 16.75
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and on top. Sultan raisin, cinnamon and liquorice in taste. Elegant, balanced and quite complex with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted1st May 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1970
ColourYellow mature beautiful in colour.Number of tastings28
BouquetComplex nose of violets, toffee, coffee, cacao, roses, crème caramel, herbs and much more.Score range16.50 - 18.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak but will keep for ages. Violet, crème caramel, herbs and toffee in flavour. Wonderful balance and finesse. Extremely long and lovely finish which never seem to end. This is a wonderful port indeed. Hope to drink it soon again.Average score17.32
Last tasted2nd October 2018Point this date18.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1 bottle has been defect

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViol and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Viol in flavour. Elegant, complex and balanced port with a lovely finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1970
ColourBeautiful, a bit pale mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings17
BouquetCoffee, cacao, toffee, old grocery shop and liquorice in the nose. Very complex indeed. Last bottle a bit tired.Score range15.75 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Fudge and liquorice in taste. Elegant and balanced with a nice, long and attractive finish. Normally a lovely port but the last bottle was a bit past its peak.Average score16.64
Last tasted23rd May 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1970
ColourStill dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetBurned sugar, coffee and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteQuite elegant body. Mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced with an attractive finish.Average score16.73
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 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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