1965 Vintage Ports were shaped by a hot dry summer, with a little welcome sporadic rain. In general they are rich and powerful port-wines with burnt coffee bean tawny characteristics typical of a hot vintage. The vintage was not declared by the major port houses who were looking ahead to the glorious 66 vintage. There are very few single quintas port around, however there are some outstanding colheita port available.
Whilst Bordeaux suffered from poor weather, Piedmont and Tuscany produced an abundant crop of long-lived 1965 wines that still make good drinking today.
1965 Bordeaux Wines are generally considered to have produced a poor vintage due to wet weather. It is unlikely that anything other than the first growths will have sttod the test of time.