1977 Ferreira Vintage Port

SKU #980447 Jancis Robinson

 Pale ruby. 'A very elegant year like all the sevens', says Luís Sottomayor. Sweet and comfortable on the nose. Fully evolved nose, less intense than the 1917 and 1847. Again, very clean and fresh! Polished. Smooth and jewel-like. (JR) 18/20 points  (12/2018)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This house is terribly underrated when top ports are mentioned. Their vintage ports tend to lack a bit of complexity and sheer majesty of aromas, but they do offer rich, robust, concentrated flavors of chocolate, spices, and deep, plummy fruit. (RP)  (1/1989)

Wine Spectator

 Medium garnet-ruby. A vintage port totally ready to go, with floral, berry and custard aromas and flavors. Medium-to-full body, with lots of sweetness, ripe fruit and a medium, yet flavorful finish. Alcohol shows a little now. (JS, Web Only-2008)

K&L Notes

1977 was a widely declared vintage that is held in high regard by most critics, including Michael Broadbent: "Most recently, mature with distinctive licquorice-like fragrance. Fairly sweet, not a heavyweight. Drinking well. Last noted Nov 1997. Four Stars." (Michael Broadbent's Pocket Wine Companion, pg. 388)


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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds.
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Port

- Port is a fortified wine made by stopping the fermentation with brandy. The result is a heavy sweet wine, most often red, that is dense, rich and high in alcohol. Port is made all over the world with some great results in Australia and South Africa, but the most famous of these dessert wines come from Portugal. The great port houses (or lodges) are located along the Duoro River on the steep slate slopes high above the valley floor. There are several styles of port, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Late Bottle Vintage, Colheita, and Single Quinta. Vintage ports are made in special years that the houses declare.