Burmester

burmester-portBurmester is a prestigious brand of wines, representing all the history and tradition of the Douro. In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash founded a cereal company in London, before moving to Vila Nova de Gaia in 1750 to bring Port to Britain and Europe. The company passed through generations until, in 1834, Johann Wilhelm Burmester – a direct descendant of Henry – landed in Oporto. Beginning as a simple clerk in a debt-ridden company, JWB continued first to become manager, then to acquire the entity with all rights.

Bringing his children into the business, the company was renamed JW Burmester & Co in 1880. He began to absorb other businesses such as a bottle company and two cargo ships, allowing the shipping to be completed in-house as Burmester continued to grow. Sadly, 5 years later JWB was taken by the sea in Foz do Porto, but his children continued without him. JW Burmester & Co persisted through the 20th Century, and in 1992 began their production of DOC Douro Wine, branching into dry wine and quickly being accepted by the market.

JW Burmester have developed a strong reputation throughout Europe and the US but are practically unknown in the UK market. They produce an outstanding range of Colheita Ports, ports from a single harvest that have been barrel-aged until bottling. They have developed amazing flavours of caramel, nuts and spices. Served slightly chilled, they are fabulous alone or with sweet desserts. We are proud to reintroduce this amazing brand back into the UK.

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Burmester

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Burmester Port Explorer Pack
Burmester White, Tawny, Ruby and LBV
Special Offer | Explorer Pack Price | £59.95

A great value introduction to Burmester Ports.


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Burmester have been making Ports since 1750 and have a reputation for quality and value. Our wine maker has selected 4 different styles of Burmester Port so that you can experience what this wonderful brand has to offer.

2019 Burmester Late Bottled Vintage Port
Aroma well achieved, based on very ripe fruit and notes of cocoa, slight menthol suggestion, all attractive, direct and frank. Very round in the mouth, it is a wine ready to be enjoyed, the entire profile is designed for immediate pleasures.
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Price: $76.80 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock

Burmester, 2021

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Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta do Arnozelo
Presented in Burmester Gift Box
Special Offer | Was £49.95 | Now £39.95

Burmester have declared a 2021 Quinta Do Arnozelo Vintage Port made from their best grapes from the harvest. In a vintage that was affected by a pandemic and rains during the harvest, the IWC award winning wine maker Carlos Alves, has worked his magic to produce a wine that has amazing structure, power and intensity yet has the finesse and elegance typical of the vintage. We are delighted to exclusively offer Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo 2021 Vintage Port.

The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa.
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Price: $51.18 USD
Stock: 64 in Stock

Burmester, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***92 Points- Wine Advocate***

Quinta do Arnozelo
The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce. The vineyard has 200ha, comprised of vines, olive trees, orange trees and forest (which harbours a large variety of the region’s species).
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Price: $57.65 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

Burmester, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Magnum 1.5L
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
**92 Points- Wine Advocate**

Quinta do Arnozelo
The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce. The vineyard has 200ha, comprised of vines, olive trees, orange trees and forest (which harbours a large variety of the region’s species).
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Price: $126.83 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Quinta Do Arnozelo
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
92 Points - Robert Parker*

A limited edition of a Single Quinta Vintage, with the distinctive character of Casa Burmester.

At Quinta do Arnozelo, located in the Douro Superior sub-region, the harvest of Port wine grapes started on 16th September with the harvesting of the Touriga Nacional first, those exposed to the northeast at 280m altitude, then on to Touriga Franca, at 200m altitude and facing east, and finally, Tinta Roriz facing northwest with an altitude of around 250m.

The elegance and aromatic richness of the Touriga Nacional, combined with the concentration and structure of Touriga Franca and the more intense tannins of Tinta Roriz, are the elements of these three varieties that make up the blend of this fascinating Vintage from Quinta do Arnozelo.
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Price: $76.80 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Burmester, 2019

Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro
Magnum
Includes Wooden Presentation Box
***92 Points - Robert Parker***

A limited edition of a Single Quinta Vintage, with the distinctive character of Casa Burmester.

At Quinta do Arnozelo, located in the Douro Superior sub-region, the harvest of Port wine grapes started on 16th September with the harvesting of the Touriga Nacional first, those exposed to the northeast at 280m altitude, then on to Touriga Franca, at 200m altitude and facing east, and finally, Tinta Roriz facing northwest with an altitude of around 250m.

The elegance and aromatic richness of the Touriga Nacional, combined with the concentration and structure of Touriga Franca and the more intense tannins of Tinta Roriz, are the elements of these three varieties that make up the blend of this fascinating Vintage from Quinta do Arnozelo.
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Price: $126.83 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester, 2019

Late Bottled Vintage Port, DOC Douro
***94 Points Wine Spectator***
Presented in Gift Tube

The 2019 Burmester Late Bottled Vintage Port has an attractive and intense violet colour. Fresh and delicate nose, where notes of wild fruit are combined with balsamic notes of eucalyptus and mint. On the palate it is velvet, soft and structured, integrating the steam of the wild fruit with a long and delicious finish.

Winemaking:
Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved.
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Price: $31.96 USD
Stock: 133 in Stock

Burmester, 2018

Quinta do Arnozelo Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
**90 Points - Robert Parker**

Only a tiny quantity of Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo Vintage was produced in 2018, using the best grapes from the harvest. This category is increasingly becoming a classic of the Burmester Port house. VWP are Exclusive UK stockists for the 2018 Burmester Vintage Port.


Tasting Notes:
The 2018 Burmester Vintage port is elegant, aromatic and of great finesse. You should expect aromas and flavours of blackberry and black cherry with raisins, figs and chocolate. A wine that is the reflection of Casa Burmester's character and of the Quinta do Arnozelo's exceptional terroir.


Serving Tips & Storage:
When mature this port will need to be decanted to remove sediment.
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Price: $76.80 USD
Stock: 54 in Stock

Burmester, 2017

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
**88 Points Mark Squire - Wine Advocate**

The Burmester Vintage Port 2017 is loaded with character and enormous ageing potential. From a fully declared year, this port is a blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, this is warm, lightly textured with minerality and touched by toastiness. The tannins are soft, already well integrated with the floral black fruits. Drink the wine from 2023.

Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional (50%) and Touriga Franca (50%), from vines more than 25 years old from Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro Superior.



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Price: $88.39 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

Burmester, 2016

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
MAGNUM
***95 Points- Wine Enthusiast***
***18/20 Points- JancisRobinson.com***

The 2016 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is loaded with character and enormous ageing potential. From a fully declared year, this port is elegant and fragrant, with a touch of balsamic, a firm structure, aromas of ripe fruit and excellent acidity with a very long finish.

"High-toned style to this with plenty of fruit and chewy tannins. Full-bodied, medium sweet and chewy on the finish. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2023.”

Tasting notes by the winemaker Carlos Alves
Ruby colour. Exuberant aromas of red fruit, black currants, rock-rose and light peppermint notes. Extremely elegant and delicate, keeping with the profile of the house, it has firm structure, excellent flavours of ripe fruit and excellent acidity.
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Price: $165.26 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Burmester, 2016

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***95 Points- Wine Enthusiast***
***18/20 Points- JancisRobinson.com***

The 2016 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is loaded with character and enormous ageing potential. From a fully declared year, this port is elegant and fragrant, with a touch of balsamic, a firm structure, aromas of ripe fruit and excellent acidity with a very long finish.

"High-toned style to this with plenty of fruit and chewy tannins. Full-bodied, medium sweet and chewy on the finish. Needs three or four years to soften. Try in 2023.”

Tasting notes by the winemaker Carlos Alves
Ruby colour. Exuberant aromas of red fruit, black currants, rock-rose and light peppermint notes. Extremely elegant and delicate, keeping with the profile of the house, it has firm structure, excellent flavours of ripe fruit and excellent acidity.
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Price: $76.80 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

Burmester, 2015

Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***88 Points- Wine Advocate***

This 2015 Vintage Port Wine from Burmester Port is a medium bodied port that will be ready to drink in the next 10-15 whilst continuing to mature and evolve excellently for another 20 plus years. Comprised of ripe red and dark berries this wine is pleasantly sweet and smooth with good acidity and fine tannins at this early stage.

The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior.
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Price: $101.20 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Burmester

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10 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro
Presented In Gift Tube
***IWC 2023- Gold 95 Points***
Special Offer | Was £32.50 | Now £26.95

The Burmester 10 Year Old Tawny Port is an intense golden colour, with an amber rim. Complex on the nose, with prevailing aromas of dried fruit, almond and hazelnut combined with notes of honey and vanilla. A refined palate, with great smoothness, elegance and intensity. A round, full-bodied wine that develops into a rich and intensely fresh finish.

*** International Wine Challenge 2023- Gold -95 Points***

Fabulous dried fruit notes with amazing acidity and length. Gorgeous toffee apple and caramel notes. Hints of nutmeg and orange peel. Dried plums and squeezed dates. Sublime elegant and delicious.
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Price: $34.52 USD
Stock: 49 in Stock

Burmester, 2011

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube

The 2011 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.

The 2011 has a complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee . Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose. Very good length. Excellent.

Winemaking:
Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation.
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Price: $38.37 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Burmester, 2011

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
*** 93 points Wine Spectator ***
***88-90 Points - Robert Parker***

The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "intensely fruity" wine with great complexity and concentration, notes of "raspberries, black plums and wild cherries." This wine offers a "refined finish" with a touch of "dark chocolate, tea and brown sugar." It is a wine that, according to the critic, is ready to drink but has the ability to continue ageing during the next three decades.

"The 2011 J W Burmester has a sweeter, comparatively floral bouquet with open, generous scents of ripe dates, black plum and raisin that need to show a little more restraint.
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Price: $89.61 USD
Stock: 76 in Stock

Burmester, 2011

Vintage Port, Douro- MAGNUM
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
*** 93 points Wine Spectator ***

The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "intensely fruity" wine with great complexity and concentration, notes of "raspberries, black plums and wild cherries." This wine offers a "refined finish" with a touch of "dark chocolate, tea and brown sugar." It is a wine that, according to the critic, is ready to drink but has the ability to continue ageing during the next three decades.

"The 2011 J W Burmester has a sweeter, comparatively floral bouquet with open, generous scents of ripe dates, black plum and raisin that need to show a little more restraint.
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Price: $165.26 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Burmester, 2010

Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***89 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

A 2010 Vintage Port Wine from Burmester.

Tasting Notes
Red and black fruit in the aroma, with much youth, blackberry compote. Very attractive in the mouth, elegant and with a beautiful presence, it proves very lively and fresh with citrus notes to mark presence. Will mature over the next 10-15 years.

Food Pairing
The association of Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations. The soft buttery texture, mellow character and piquancy of the cheese are perfectly matched by the powerfully majestic flavours of the Vintage Port.
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Price: $89.61 USD
Stock: 31 in Stock

Burmester, 2009

Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***87 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

This Port Wine is from the 2009 vintage from Burmester Port. It is opaque purple in colour. Complex aroma and lush, black fruit (blackberry, cassis), notes of molasses. The palate is round and delicious with a black fruit aroma. Very balanced and structured with an endless fruity finish.

The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce.
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Price: $96.08 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Burmester, 2009

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube
***90 Points - Outstanding - Wine Enthusiast***

Burmester Colheita, a fortified wine made from the native Tinta Cao, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca varieties, honours their terroir in Quinta do Arnozelo, in the heart of the Douro Superior region.
These vines are cultivated in a traditional way and enjoy a very special microclimate, acquiring the unique character of the D.O. Porto. The grapes are harvested by hand and then selected, destemmed and crushed in the winery with a careful maceration. Fermentation takes place in vats at a controlled temperature and once it reaches the right level of sweetness, the process is stopped by adding wine alcohol.
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Price: $44.77 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

Burmester, 2007

Vintage Port, Douro
Half Bottle
***91 Points - Wine Advocate***
Library Release

This 2007 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2007 Port Vintage has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 2007 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa, chocolate together with a hint of mint. On the palate this is quite complex - medium bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours, there is a little spiciness in the mouth that adds to the experience. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for a couple of decades.
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Price: $49.96 USD
Stock: 36 in Stock

Burmester, 2007

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***91 Points - Wine Advocate***

This 2007 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2007 Vintage has outstanding provenance!
This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars in Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 2007 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa, chocolate together with a hint of mint. On the palate this is quite complex - medium bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours, there is a little spiciness in the mouth that adds to the experience. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for a couple of decades.
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Price: $89.61 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Burmester, 2006

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube
*** 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast ***

The 2006 Burmester Colheita Port Burmester is a brown colour. It has a rich and delicate aroma, marked with the presence of dry fruits, spices and vanilla. The flavour is silky and characterised by the presence of raisins and molasses. It has a great structure and a long and lasting taste in the mouth. It‘s a perfect wine to serve with some caramelised candies, dry fruits or cheese.

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle.
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Price: $51.18 USD
Stock: 66 in Stock

Burmester, 2005

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box

The 2005 Burmester Vintage Port has come from the Burmester Cellars in Porto where it was cellared until purchased by us.

The 2005 Burmester Vintage Port is beautifully ripe red and dark berry fruits and violets in the nose and the mouth. Pleasantly sweet and smooth. Good acidity and fine tannins at this early stage. Medium bodied and a lovely Port wine. Outstanding.


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Price: $115.23 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Burmester, 2005

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube as illustrated

***91 Points- Aggregated Critic Score***

The 2005 Burmester colheita port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. Burmester is a Port Wine brand with centuries of history in producing some of the best Ports.Their barrel aged single harvest port offers a complex nose with raisins, dried prunes and hazelnut notes. Full-bodied with a great balance, a smooth palate that reflects the nose and a fine long length.
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Price: $51.18 USD
Stock: 41 in Stock

Burmester, 2004

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube
***Silver Medal, IWC 2022***
***Silver Medal, Decanter 2022***

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2004 vintage Burmester Colheita port wine has a complex nose with dark berries, cress, hints of caramel and coffee. On the palate it is full-bodied with great elegance and balance, smooth, with taste characteristics that reflect the nose and a very long lingering finish.

The 2004 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.
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Price: $49.90 USD
Stock: 59 in Stock