“In 1977 I hope I go to heaven…” | 1977 Fonseca and other Vintage Ports

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The Clash was probably not thinking of Vintage Port when they released “1977” as the B-side to “White Riot” (nothing to do with white wine) in March 1977…

Joe Strummer was perhaps unaware that 20 Port shippers declared 1977, a year in the Douro that started with a wet winter and a cold spring.

September was extremely hot and the sun ripened the grapes that were picked at the end of the month.

Prices were considered high at the time but now seem very generous.

Fonseca 1977, for example, was released in London in January 1980 at £48 per dozen bottles. That now equates to about £220.

Arden’s bottle of 1977 Fonseca came from a private cellar in east England, overlooking the North Sea.

Other 1977s available include Quarles Harris and Warre’s – in 75cl bottles and (yeah!) 150cl magnums.

In the meantime, as The Clash sang: “Stay free…”

  • 1977 Fonseca Vintage Port
    1977 Fonseca Vintage Port (1 x 75cl)
    £145.00
  • 1977 Warre Vintage Port
    1977 Warre’s Vintage Port (1 x 75cl) SOLD
  • Chateau Latour 1984 by Valentino Monticello
    1977 Château Latour (1 x 75cl) SOLD
  • 1977 Fonseca Vintage Port (1 x 75cl) SOLD
    1977 Fonseca Vintage Port (1 x 75cl) SOLD
  • 1977 Château Batailley (1 x 75cl) SOLD
    1977 Château Batailley (1 x 75cl) SOLD
  • 1977 Warre Vintage Port
    1977 Warre’s Vintage Port (1 x 150cl magnum)
    £242.65
  • 1977 Quarles Harris Vintage Port
    1977 Quarles Harris Vintage Port (1 x 75cl)
    £139.25
  • Dictador 2 Masters | Hardy
    1975-1977 Dictador 2 Masters | Hardy Spring Blend (1 x 70cl bottle) SOLD
  • Dictador 2 Masters | Despagne
    1977 Dictador 2 Masters | Despagne (1 x 70cl bottle) SOLD
  • Dictador 2 Masters Royal Tokaji
    1977 Dictador 2 Masters | Royal Tokaji SOLD
  • 1977 Taylor Vintage Port
    1977 Taylor’s Vintage Port (1 x 75cl) SOLD
  • 1977 Warre's Vintage Port
    1977 Warre’s Vintage Port (1 x 75cl bottle) SOLD
  • 1977 Brora 37-Year-Old | 50.4%
    1977 Brora 37-Year-Old | 50.4% | SOLD
  • Graham’s 1977 Vintage Port (1 x 75cl bottle) SOLD
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