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 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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2011 Dow Vintage Port

"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 »

2011 Fonseca Port


Fonseca declares its vintages only in the most exceptional of years, and in 2011, like many, Fonseca benefitted from a perfect ending to the growing season, ensuring optimum ripeness for their grapes.
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Price: £295.00View details »

2011 Graham Vintage Port

The Graham’s 2011 Vintage Port is a profound and complex wine of incredible intensity. Purple-black to the rim, this wine gives fine aromas of blue-violets, black China tea and ripe red fruit.
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Price: £68.95View details »

2011 Niepoort Port

Bioma “Vinha Velha”, is a single vineyard Vintage Port from aged vines at Vinha da Pisca (mostly + 80 years old), which is cultivated organically. A
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Price: £119.00View details »

2011 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

The Offley Porto Vintage 2011 is produced from Quinta da Boavista and other vineyards in the Pinhão area. Sogrape describes it as: "A wine with an extremely intense colour.
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Price: £285.00View details »

2011 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port

The Quinta de Roriz 2011 Vintage Port has a powerful, floral nose with hints of tar and green tobacco. On the palate there is fresh blackberry and red plum, finishing with liquorice and mineral elements.
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Price: £319.00View details »

2011 Quinta do Noval Port

The Quinta do Noval itself lies perfectly situated along a steep hillside in the heart of the Douro Valley where the vines flourish and produce the highest-grade fruit.
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Price: £96.95View details »

2011 Taylor's Vintage Port

This port is from a small parcel of aged (old) vines in the Vargellas Quinta.

"Complex and wild nose, sort of biodynamic kind of profile.
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Price: £185.00View details »