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Vintage Port 1972

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1972Average to Good17968

Declared brands that we know of are the following 8:

1972:Dow's
Fonseca Guimaraens
Offley Boa Vista
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Rebello Valente
Sandeman

HouseDowVintage1972
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetOld grocery shop, toffee, ginger-bread, menthol, nuts, liquorice, red whortleberry, fudge and cacao in the nose. Quite generous.Score range16.00 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still some very soft tannin. Quite surprising!! Very dry but elegance and an attractive flavour of fudge and toffee. Lovely and long finish. Very enjoyable port. Astonishing for the vintage!Average score16.44
Last tasted4th August 2021Point this date16.75
CommentTasted in a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1972
ColourIndeed very yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, cream candy, candy, raisin and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but today quite elegant, attractive and quite sweet. Toffee, butterscotch and candy in taste. The finish is not so long but very seductive and enjoyable. Will not be better so drink up!Average score
Last tasted25th December 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1972
ColourMature nearly tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range13.00 - 13.00
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and at its peak. Sweet. Enjoyable finish. Easy to like and drink.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2002Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1972
ColourYellow mature amber in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetChocolate, mint, cacao, coffee, butterscotch, toffee and violet in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Balanced and sweet with chocolate, coffee and mint in flavour. Complex and elegant with a lovely finish. Very attractive for that year.Average score16.45
Last tasted10th September 2016Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1972
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex nose of toffee, tea and mint.Score range16.25
TasteRather full-bodied. Mature and has been at its peak. Some alcohol in flavour, but very tasty and generous with a long finish. Quite elegant and attractive.Average score15.50
Last tasted26th January 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1972
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex and generous bouquet of toffee, coffee, crème caramel and old grocery shop. What a nose!!Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and at its peak. Wonderful flavour of nuts. Long complex, balanced and attractive finish. Unbelievable for the vintage!Average score
Last tasted6th April 2012Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
What a wonderful port from this year!
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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