2011
Vintage Port

2011 Vintage Port

2011 Wine Vintage Report

2011 Vintage Port :

2011 Vintage Port Declaration: All of the major port houses have now declared the 2011 vintage as being of exceptional quality. For many shippers this is the first declaration since 2007. The avalanche of declarations started with Sogrape, owners of Sandeman and Ferriera. This has been followed by Symington, the company that owns Dows, Graham Warre and Cockburn and Taylor Fladgate owners of the Fonseca and Taylors brands. "The 2011 Vintage Ports are characterised by an unusual combination of elegance with power and structure. Whereas “elegant” usually implies lighter-bodied, the 2011s have fantastic aromas and great elegance but are big wines – not an easy balance to achieve. " Charles Symington, 15 March 2013 Heavy rain at the end of 2010 created the water reserves deep in the soil which were key to the progress and extraordinary success of the 2011 harvest, despite 2011 itself being a very dry year. The temperatures throughout the growing season were variable. A warmer than usual April and May resulted in vines rapidly maturing producing one of be earliest flowerings on record. A spike in the temperature in June caused some of the thinned grapes to ripen prematurely thus reducing the crop for those varieties affected. The early flowering indicated that an early harvest would be required. However, a little rain on 21 August followed by some cooler cloudier weather until early September was ideal to finalise the ripening of the grapes so that the flavours developed balancing the sugar levels perfectly.

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2011 Kopke Port

*** 94 Points Wine Spectator ***
88-90 Points Robert Parker.

Rated with 94 points (WS), the noble 2011 Kopke Vintage Port, the oldest Port Wine
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Price: £59.95View details »

2011 2011 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

*** 90-92 Points Neil Martin ***

Reviews: " "The Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port comes from selected grapes in the Pinhao area and, of course, the Quinta de Boa Vista.
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Price: £49.25View details »

2011 Barros

*** 94 Points Wine Spectator ***

In the same year Barros celebrated its 100th anniversary, the exquisite 2011 Barros Vintage Port surprised Kim Ma
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Price: £44.95View details »

2011 Burmester Port

*** 93 points Wine Spectator ***
88-90 Points - Robert Parker

The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "
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Price: £42.95View details »

2011 Churchill Graham Vintage Port

Johnny Graham's Churchill's 2011, from Quinta da Grincha on the south bank of the Douro, is classic in style and has decades of ageing potential. The
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Price: £315.00View details »

2011 Croft Port

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** 95 Points - James Suckling **

The near perfect viticultural
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Price: £329.00View details »

2011 Croft Port

** 95 Points - James Suckling **

The near perfect viticultural conditions which prevailed in the Douro Valley in 2011 was bound to allow for great things in Croft's highly regarded Quinta da Roêda.
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Price: £54.95View details »

2011 Dow Vintage Port


Reviews
"Very inky in hue, this is very tight indeed, with classic Dow dryness/austerity – firm tannins and a yet to be mined concentrated seam of minerals, black currant, berry and cherry.
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Price: £395.00View details »

2011 Dow Vintage Port

Reviews
"Very inky in hue, this is very tight indeed, with classic Dow dryness/austerity – firm tannins and a yet to be mined concentrated seam of minerals, black currant, berry and cherry.
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Price: £79.67View details »


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