2011 Vintage Port Vintage Report

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

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 Messias Port, 2011

Messias Port, 2011


Vintage Port - FREE OAK BOX
Description: Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.

Reviews:
"With a dark red colour, this Vintage Port has an intense personality, with ripe berries aromas, jam and hints of blackberries while young, turning to a complex bouquet and full of tertiary aromas with the ageing. It has always a powerful mouth feeling, with a remarkable structure, revealing a pleasantly and long aftertaste.
Price: £43.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

 Messias Port, 2011

Messias Port, 2011


Vintage Port
Description: Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.

Reviews:
"With a dark red colour, this Vintage Port has an intense personality, with ripe berries aromas, jam and hints of blackberries while young, turning to a complex bouquet and full of tertiary aromas with the ageing. It has always a powerful mouth feeling, with a remarkable structure, revealing a pleasantly and long aftertaste.
Price: £43.95 - 100 In Stock more details >>>

Churchill's Port, 2011

Churchill's Port, 2011


Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: 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 complexity and character of the wine is extraordinary and despite being made in very small quantities it is hard to think of any other wine producing region that can offer anything of comparable value. The Churchill's 2011 shone at a recent tasting of all the major ports. Drink 2020 – 2035+.


Reviews
‘This is a long-haul vintage with clout and finesse... The colour, aroma, tannin structure and freshness of the wines was flawless.’ —Sarah Ahmed,
Price: £64.95 - 10 In Stock more details >>>

Cockburn Port, 2011

Cockburn Port, 2011


Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE 6 Litre) in oak case
Description: A rare 6Lt bottle.

Reviews ""Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish. This is muscular, toned and intense. Superb: the greatest ever vintage Port from here! This is tasting much better than from barrel. 3,000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try after 2024." 98 Points James Suckling
Price: £895.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 2011

Croft Port, 2011


Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: ** 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. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish.
Price: £69.95 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 2011

Croft Port, 2011


Vintage Port DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0L)
Description: RARE DOUBLE MAGNUM FORMAT

** 95 Points - James Suckling **

Tasting note: Deep purple black colour. The complex seductive nose has the archetypal Croft opulence but displays impressive depth, background and reserves of aroma. A rich, powerful fruitiness provides the backdrop for heady scents of blossom and rock rose. Luscious ripe berry fruit flavour surges though the palate. The wine’s velvety texture is underpinned by taut, muscular, perfectly integrated tannins, which provide stamina with an attractive firmness and vigour to the finish. More virile and structured than some recent Vintages from this classic house,
Price: £295.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Croft Port, 2011

Croft Port, 2011


Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE 6.0L
Description: Rare Imperial Format

** 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. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish.
Price: £850.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 2011

Dow's Port, 2011


Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: 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. At this very early stage of its life, it means you are more conscious of the spirit, but this positively unshowy Port plainly has a long life ahead given its deep reserves of fruit and imposing structure. Impressively hewn."Sarah Ahmed www.thewinedetective.co.uk

Price: £179.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Dow's Port, 2011

Dow's Port, 2011


Crusted Port
Description: Matured in cask for some 12 to 18 months before being bottled without any fining or filtration. Dow’s Crusted Port is then aged for a further three years in bottle. Vibrant and full of ripe red-berry fruit flavours balanced by rich black chocolate.

Dow's crusted port is a blend of particularly full bodied ports of very high quality from recent vintages (normally from the two or three harvests immediately preceding the bottling date). These ports are matured in cask for some 12 to 18 months before being bottled without any fining or filtration. Dow's crusted port is then aged for a further three years in bottle in the dow's cellars prior to being released for sale.
Price: £24.95 - 19 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2011

Fonseca Port, 2011


Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle
Description: A very rare 6 lt Bottle
Price: £995.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2011

Fonseca Port, 2011


Vintage Port 75cl Bottle
Description: 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 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 2011

Graham Port, 2011


Vintage Port (6lt IMPERIAL in oak box)
Description: 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. On the palate, it offers an initial taste of powerful and vigorous fruit, merging into flavours of bitter black chocolate and fine acidity with balanced and mature, but not dry, tannins. The final flavour is clean and perfectly defined. This wine will age well, evolving into a finely balanced and elegant wine in the decades to come.

Reviews

"Though the nose is very tight, there’s an attractive whiff of violets and black pepper.
Price: £995.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Graham Port, 2011

Graham Port, 2011


Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
Description: Please note this is a magnum (1.5L)

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. On the palate, it offers an initial taste of powerful and vigorous fruit, merging into flavours of bitter black chocolate and fine acidity with balanced and mature, but not dry, tannins. The final flavour is clean and perfectly defined. This wine will age well, evolving into a finely balanced and elegant wine in the decades to come.

Reviews

"Though the nose is very tight, there’s an attractive whiff of violets and black pepper.
Price: £255.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Niepoort Port, 2011

Niepoort Port, 2011


Late Bottled Vintage Port MAGNUM 150cl
Description: Typical Niepoort showing intense black fruits on the nose with vibrant raspberry, juicy plums, succulent cherries, nutmeg and spice on the palate. Good structure and balance from one of the smaller Port houses. No need to decant.
Price: £60.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Niepoort Port, 2011

Niepoort Port, 2011


Vintage Port Single Bottle
Description: This blend of several Cima Corgo vineyards & (old field blend) varieties including, among others, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão and Touriga Nacional was 100% foot trodden in granite lagares with 100% stems. The wine was aged for 2 years in “toneis” and some pipes. A vibrant Port in colour and on the palate with lovely florality – violets – and black pepper lift to its well defined its sweet, ripe, juicy and intense swathes of berry and plum fruit. Long and persistent with a ripe but palpable chassis of tannins. Already so charming and elegant such is its exquisite balance – built for the long haul.
Price: £74.95 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Offley Vintage Port, 2011

Offley Vintage Port, 2011


Vintage Port (single bottle)
Description: 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. A deep, almost-opaque, red. Exceptionally rich aromatically. Black fruits of the forest, especially plum, stand out in the nose, with woody notes of pine and cedar, floral tones of rockrose, hints of sous bois, and spices such as cloves and nutmeg. On the palate, an excellent body, well-present acidity, lively yet well-integrated tannins and hints of black forest fruits, again plum, but also cherry. An intense and persistent finish.
Price: £49.95 - 35 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port, 2011

Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port, 2011


Vintage Port
Description: 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.

Quinta de Roriz 2011 Vintage Port is the first to be made by Prats & Symington, who purchased the quinta in 2009.

The varietals in the blend include 42% Touriga Nacional and 28% Touriga Franca, as well as two more unusual but classic Port grapes: 18% Tinta Francisca and 12% Sousão.

The Quinta de Roriz 2011 Vintage Port has a powerful, floral nose with hints of tar and green tobacco.
Price: £54.95 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Noval, 2011

Quinta do Noval, 2011


Vintage Port SINGLE 75cl bottle
Description: 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.

Noval today appears to be thriving under Managing Director Christian Seely, ensuring that their Vintage Port remains one of the most sought-after wines.

Very seductive. Lovely fresh floral notes on the nose, many delicate complex aromas. Violets. Wonderful purity and fresh precision of fruit. Intense concentration, but delicate at the same time. Fine long tannins.
Price: £99.95 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011


Capela Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl
Description: The Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio is made in years when truly exceptional wines are produced – the only prior release was in 2007.

The principal grape varieties chosen were again the Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and the Sousão, all of which performed magnificently at Vesuvio in 2011. For the first time ever, Charles Symington included a small parcel of Alicante Bouschet in a Vintage Port. Through ongoing evaluation over the last few years, the Alicante Bouschet has shown itself to be a very impressive variety, contributing structure and colour, due to its intensely coloured berries.

The Touriga Nacional and the Alicante Bouschet were picked and fermented together on one lagar, as were the Sousão and Touriga Franca in early October.
Price: £135.00 - 12 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011


Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
Description: Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 Vintage Port is a beautiful, powerful and aromatic wine with a heady floral fragrance. On the palate it gives sumptuous liquorice and blueberry flavours, which coat the well-integrated peppery tannins. A crisp acidity underscores the wine’s profile, revealing a wine that is supple, yet taut. This is a beautifully balanced wine with the classic Vesuvio velvet-like elegance that has turned this Quinta into one of the greatest producers of Vintage Port in the Douro over the last 20 years.
Price: £189.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011


Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle
Description: A very rare 6 lt Bottle
Price: £995.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011


VINTAGE PORT CASE OF 6x75 BOTTLES (INCL DELIVERY, DUTY AND TAXES)
Description: Reviews
"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: £325.00 - 5 In Stock more details >>>

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011


VINTAGE PORT
Description: Reviews
"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 - 9 In Stock more details >>>

Warre Vintage Port, 2011

Warre Vintage Port, 2011


Vintage Port (MAGNUM Individual case)
Description: Warre’s 2011 shows the deep opaque purple colour of youth and is layered with aromas of sweet blackberry fruit and typically perfumed floral hints of rockrose and fresh violets. On the palate the wine has great finesse and balance, with traces of minerality running through the silky tannic backbone, leading to a long velvety finish.

Reviews: "Sweet, warm and mellow, with fresh pure blackberry and black cherry fruit, yet fresh with amazing purity, concentration and depth. Seductive and compelling. Score: 94–96/100" Jamie Goode, www.thewinedetective.
Price: £185.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Warre Vintage Port, 2011

Warre Vintage Port, 2011


Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle
Description: A very rare 6 lt Bottle
Price: £995.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

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