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, 2004

20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro
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***95 Points-GOLD- Decanter World Wine Awards***

Tasting Note:

The Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins. The aftertaste shows more of the wood ageing, giving sweet vanilla and nutty flavours.

Winemaking:

Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port is made from old vines, being submitted to a careful ageing process in small oak casks. Over its 250-year history, Casa Burmester has perfected the classic process of blending wines and this is a magnificent example of its expertise.


Food Pairing:

It can be appreciated as an aperitif or on any other occasion.
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Price: $52.41 USD
Stock: 46 in Stock

Burmester, 2003

Colheita Port, Douro
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***94 Points- Silver- Decanter 2022***

A 2003 vintage tawny port. We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2003 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose. This port also features a very good length.

The 2003 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.

Burmester has been iconic since 1750.
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Price: $56.35 USD
Stock: 55 in Stock

Burmester, 2003

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box

This 2003 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2003 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 2003 Burmester has a dark colour with some lightning on the edge. On the nose there are black cherries intertwined with dark fruits and berries. On the nose it has Morelloi cherry and dark fruits. Still some tannins as this wine has not quite reached maturity. Good notes and a long finish - one to hold for a few years. 90/100 TC 6/21


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Price: $91.77 USD
Stock: 30 in Stock

Burmester, 2002

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
Library Release

This 2002 Burmester Vintage Port 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.

from the very good 2002 Port Vintage the Burmester has 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: $90.52 USD
Stock: 73 in Stock

Burmester, 2002

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube
*** 91 Points- SILVER- Decanter ***

A 2002 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Burmester Port. We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2002 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 2002 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose with a long fruity finish.

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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Price: $52.41 USD
Stock: 59 in Stock

Burmester, 2000

Vintage Port, Douro
Half Bottle 37.5cl

The 2000 Burmester Vintage Port has come from the Burmester Cellars in Porto where it was cellared until purchased by us.

The 2000 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: $51.10 USD
Stock: 40 in Stock

Burmester, 1998

Colheita Port, Douro
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***17/20 Points- Jancis Robinson.com***

A 1998 Colheita Port Wine from Burmester Port. We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 1998 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 1998 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress, coffee Full-bodied and great balance. Smooth palate that reflects the nose with a long fruity finish.


Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place,
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Price: $72.09 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Burmester, 1996

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box

This 1996 Burmester Vintage Port from the fabulous 1996 Port 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 1996 Burmester is a beautiful mature garnet 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 the next decade or so.
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Price: $91.77 USD
Stock: 84 in Stock

Burmester, 1995

Vintage Port, Douro

The 1995 Burmester Vintage Port is an elegant wine with lovely, aromatic fruit on the nose. Hints of black-fruit, cherry, figs and roasted coffee. The Port has a dark core lightening at the edges. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a sleek, racy, long, sweet fruit finish. Outstanding 92/100. VWP tasting 01/20

In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash founded Burmester & Nash in London, a cereal trading company. They moved to Vila Nova de Gaia and in 1750 began shipping port wine to the British Isles and the rest of Europe. The family name originates from the German word 'Burgmeester', meaning 'mayor' - as the family came from the small north Germany city of Moelln.
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Price: $103.64 USD
Stock: 34 in Stock

Burmester

30 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro
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***94 Points - Robert Parker***

The Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny Port, has been slowly maturing in oak casks rendering a classic port wine of exceptional quality and elegance. It showcases a complex and powerful nose, dominated by the strong presence of the dried fruits and spices, combined with a subtle and refined note of vanilla. In the mouth it is concentrated, silky and engaging. A wine with great structure, great character and an apotheotic finish.


Serving & Food Pairing:
Tawny Ports are ready-to drink and do not require decanting. Best enjoyed slightly chilled at 12-13ºC they will work wonders if pairing with treacle tart, crème brulee or nut based desserts, like hazelnut praline.
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Price: $104.89 USD
Stock: 48 in Stock

Burmester, 1992

Vintage Port, Douro | Presented in own Wooden Gift Box
Special Offer | Was £99 | Now £69.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

This 1992 Burmester Vintage Port from the fabulous 1992 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 1992 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 the next decade or so.
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Price: $91.77 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock

Burmester

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40 Year Old 'TORDIZ' Tawny Port, Douro | Presented In Gift Tube
UK Exclusive to VWP
95 Points- Wine Advocate
Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £119 ***Offer ends 31st May***

*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***

Bright brown colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey. In the taste it is full, unctuous and velvety. This wine overflows seduction and an enormous refinement. A feeling that is extended in the long and complex finish.

This 40-year-old wine owes its name, Tordiz, to the confluence of the Torto and Mendiz rivers. It is obtained from wines that have been carefully aged in small oak casks and later blended in a small upstanding oak vat dating from 1864.
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Price: $156.12 USD
Stock: 27 in Stock

Burmester, 1978

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Colheita Port, Douro
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***94 Points- Wine Spectator***
Special Offer | Was £159 | Now £99 ***Offer ends 31st May***

This is a wine of exceptional quality and elegance, a Casa Burmester classic that is made from a single harvest - a "Vintage Tawny" - aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in our Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled, at the very least, after seven years and in accordance with demand.

This is a wine of exceptional quality and elegance. Colheita ports are made from a single harvest - a "Vintage Tawny" - aged in small oak barrels. It is bottled, at the very least, after seven years and in accordance with demand.

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Price: $129.88 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Burmester, 1975

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Colheita Port, Douro
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Special Offer | Was £169 | Now £129 ***Offer ends 31st May***

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


This Port wine has a lovely dark caramel colour, with some truffle and tea notes, edges of olive and green fruits (fig). The maturity on the palate is obvious, again with fabulous sweetness and brown sugar richness, Muscovado and walnuts, but the hallmark of the fresh orange and lemon acidity plays against that with the coffee and walnut cake sweetness and richness.

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: $169.24 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Burmester

Burmester 50 Years of Port
A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
***Presented in our Double Leather Gift Box***

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 50th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny:
Deep tawny colour with greenish hints. Complex and powerful nose, dominated by the strong presence of the dried fruits and spices, combined with a subtle and refined note of vanilla.
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Price: $195.48 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester, 1970

Burmester Cellar Release

This 1970 Vintage Port from Burmester has been stored at the Burmester cellars in Porto since bottling. This is a very limited edition cellar release for VWP.
This wine has a beautiful, mature tawny colour. On the nose it has cocoa chocolate together with a zesty orange undertone. On the palate it is complex. Medium-bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for the next decade or so. (VWP note - tasting May 2019).

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Price: $247.96 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Burmester, 1967

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Colheita Port, Douro | Presented in Gift Tube
Special offer | Was £225 | Now £165 ***Offer ends 31st May***

1967 Burmester Colheita Port - exclusive to VWP. Directly from the old cellars at Burmester, you get a part of Burmester's own treasure chest - namely a Colheita from 1967. It has been freshly bottled in 2021, which means it has been stored for a full 54 years!

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


Reviews:
Lovely dark caramel colour, with some truffle and tea notes, edges of olive and green fruits (fig). The maturity on the palate is obvious, again with fabulous sweetness and brown sugar richness, Muscovado and walnuts, but the hallmark of the fresh orange and lemon acidity plays against that and the coffee and walnut cake sweetness and richness.
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Price: $216.47 USD
Stock: 27 in Stock

Burmester

Burmester 60 Years of Port
A 40 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
*** Presented in our Double Leather Gift Box***

A wonderful gift to celebrate a 60th anniversary. This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port beautifully presented in a silk lined gift box:

Burmester blends its magnificent Tawny Ports from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars, (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Burmester 40 Year Old Tawny:
*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***
Bright tawny colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey.
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Price: $247.96 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester, 1954

Burmester 70 Years of Port
40 year and 30 year old Tawny
***Presented in our Double Leather Gift Box***

A wonderful gift for a 70th Birthday or Anniversary.

This double gift box contains two 75cl bottles of Rich Tawny Port:

Burmester 40 Year Old Tawny Port:
*** Gold Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge ***
Bright tawny colour, with greenish nuances. Presents a bouquet with intense aromas of dried fruits, delicate spices notes and a sweet touch of honey. In the taste it is full, unctuous and velvety. This wine overflows seduction and an enormous refinement. A feeling that is extended in the long and complex finish.

Burmester 30 Year Old Tawny Port:
This 30-year-old tawny from Burmester is our absolute favourite! Deep tawny colour with greenish hints.
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Price: $247.96 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Burmester, 1952

Colheita Port, Douro
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***95 Points - Robert Parker***

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

Reviews:
"(2015) Lovely dark caramel colour, with some truffle and tea notes, edges of olive and green fruits (fig). The maturity on the palate is obvious, again with fabulous sweetness and brown sugar richness, Muscovado and walnuts, but the hallmark of the fresh orange and lemon acidity plays against that and the coffee and walnut cake sweetness and richness." Tom Cannavan Winepages.com

95 Points Wine Advocate - Mark Squire Mar 2016
The 1952 Colheita, bottled in November 2015, is a field blend coming in at 127.9 grams per liter of residual sugar.
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Price: $649.41 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Burmester, 1934

Extra Selected Vintage 1934- Colheita Port, DOC Douro
Bottled in 1977

The 1934 vintage is considered exceptional in the Douro Valley, producing wines with great structure, concentration, and aging potential. Ports from this vintage are highly sought after by collectors for their rarity and quality.

J.W. Burmester & Cª: Established in 1750, Burmester is one of the oldest and most distinguished Port wine producers in Portugal. The company is renowned for its commitment to quality and tradition, crafting exceptional Ports from grapes sourced in the Douro Valley.

This is a wine of exceptional quality and elegance, a CASA BURMESTER classic that is made from a single harvest - a "Vintage Tawny" - aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in our
Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars.
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Price: $1,174.18 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Burmester, 1876

Tordiz Ultra Reserva, DOC Douro

Colheita style port probably bottled from cask in the early 20th century

In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash established in London the company Burmester & Nash, dedicated to the corn trade. In 1750, having acquired warehouses in Vila Nova de Gaia, they started exporting Port Wine to the British Isles as well as to other European countries.

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Price: $1,698.96 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Burmester

Tawny Port

This classic Tawny Port from Burmester has a vivid golden-brown colour. The aromas of ripe fruit are abundant on the nose, with appealing notes of vanilla. On the palate it is delightfully fresh with a marked fruity character. Velvety, round and remarkably engaging.

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 stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved.
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Price: $20.93 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Burmester

Ruby Port

Ruby in colour. Its exceptional fruity, fresh and original bouquet is a unique experience when drunk in the open air.

Winemaking:
This wine is obtained by blending different harvests, initially aged in oak vats and subsequently blended after 3 years. It is bottled young in order to preserve its strong and lively personality

Food Pairing:
It can be appreciated as an aperitive or on any other ocasion. Ideal accompaniment to nuts, cheeses or deserts.

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Price: $22.24 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Burmester

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White Port
Special Offer | Was £24.95 | Now £19.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

Burmester White Port is produced exclusively from white grapes, this port is obtained by blending different harvests. Initially aged in stainless steel vats, it is a very exotic, fresh and delicate wine. It is blended after 3 years. Its aromatic complexity and its freshness make it an unforgettable experience on a sunny and balmy summer day

Tasting notes
This Burmester White port presents a vivid citrus colour with greenish reflections. Rich and complex nose, dominated by floral aromas and intense fruit expression. Soft and silky on the palate, it shows great freshness, good balance and sophisticated elegance.
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Price: $26.17 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock