"From c. 30 year old block planted vines at Quinta do Vau and Quinta do Seixo (Cima Corgo) this blend comprises 40% Touriga Franca (according to Sottomayer, “the strongest, most structured variety”), 40% Touriga Nacional (“elegance and harmony”), 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Tinta Cão (“for good acidity”) and 5% Sousão (“to increase colour”). It is a marvellously mineral Port with deep, dark reserves of inky fruit well supported by a charge of sootily fine, schistous tannins. A tightly focused laser beam of blackcurrant and glossier cassis fruit is laced with notes of liquorice and cedar and, as it opens up in the glass, tremendous lift of eucalypt and violets.
Price: £59.95 (8 in Stock)
Vintage Port MAGNUM
Taylor's Vintage Port is made only in exceptional years, following the rigorous selection and tasting process to meet the requirements for declaration. Historically Taylor's has only declared a maximum of 3 vintages per decade. 2011 has been hailed as a classic vintage by all accounts. Ideal ripening conditions in this year have led Fladgate wine-maker David Guimaraens to conclude that the 2011s 'stand out for the purity of the fruit and the quality of the tannins, which are silky and well integrated but provide plenty of structure. The 2011 vintage is textbook Taylors in its structured aromatics and elegance (according to Fladgate Managing Director Adrian Bridge).
Price: £199.95 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle
A very rare 6 lt Bottle
Price: £995.00 (2 in Stock)
Pinot Noir "Signature" Maison Champy, Beaune
Ageing nicely, classic pinot noir with a big of age. Game, red cherry, almost savoury on the palette. Good red cherry finish, slightly dry.
Price: £34.95 (0 in Stock)
Vintage Port Single Bottle in individual presentation box as illustrated
*** 93-95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 92 Points Wine Spectator ***
With exceptional 92 points, 2011 Cálem Vintage Port is a wine that, according to Kim Marcus, of Wine Spectator, reveals flavours of "black plums, blackberries and cherries" that "vibrate on the palate" with intense notes of "dark chocolate and spices." This Vintage Port suggests a "powerful control", the result of nobles and "structured tannins", extending the finish. According to Kim Marcus, this is a Vintage Port that follows the "traditional style of wines that need time," and recommends drinking it ideally after 2018.
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Pavillon de Leoville Poyferre, St Julien, 2nd Wine of Chateau Leoville Poyferre
Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré is the 2nd wine of Château Léoville Poyferré, which was recognized as a Second Classified Growth in 1855. Château Léoville Poyferré has been owned and run by Cuvelier family since 1920. The arrival of Didier Cuvelieur at the head of the property in 1979, hailed a new era for the success of the domain and the restoration of Léoville Poyferré to its rightful rank among the great Médoc wines.
Price: £28.95 (0 in Stock)
Vintage Port 75cl Bottle
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. This allowed deep, powerful and aromatic wines to be made on each of the Fonseca Quintas in the Távora and Pinhão valleys. 2011 has thus given Fonseca another opportunity to express the best characteristics of its vintage port to conoisseurs: its concentration of black fruits, its firm tannic grip, its dense velvety texture and its vibrant aromatics. It bears the promise of many years of development in bottle.
Price: £99.00 (0 in Stock)
Chateau de Pommard
The Cellars of the Property are the trading part of Pommard Castle. They offer a limpid and brilliant wine in its pale gold color. On the nose, the lively notes of citrus and menthol mingle with warmer nuances of toast and honey. A balance that also puts forward the palate, ample, round and fresh at the same time,
Price: £39.00 (0 in Stock)
La Bastide Saint Vincent, Pavane
Dark crimson and very fruit driven on the nose with ripe red berries. The fruits are complimented with a floral aroma and the finish brings out a mild spice. Dangerously drinkable!
Price: £24.95 (0 in Stock)