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1952 Vintage Port

January 27, 2012
Question by: Thomas, San Diego, CA, USA

Q:

i need to find a bottle for a birthday.  I am in Los Angeles and looking for the year 1952.

A:

Hi Thomas, 1952 is tricky - no classic Vintages were declared.  Dow's Quinta do Bomfim and Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos both bottled Quinta Vintage ports in 1952, but those are likely to be very very difficult to find now.  Your best bet would be a 1955 - this was a superb vintage which is often underrated and should still be drinking well now if the wine has been well cellared.  Take a look at the 1955 Viticultural Report for an overview of the year; almost all our brands declared vintages, you can follow the links at the top of the Vintage Report to view the tasting notes and details for each Port.

If your local wine merchant is unable to source the Port you want, contact our US distributor, Premium Port Wine.  Their National Sales Director, Paul Mugnier, will be happy to advise you further and help you source that special bottle. He is based in San Francisco at 415-554-9920 ext. 842.



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