Calem Port

Founded in 1859 by António Alves Cálem, Porto Cálem was dedicated only to exporting wine to Brazil in exchange for exotic woods. Known by many as an incurable adventurer, when he founded the company António had already decided to cross the Atlantic to export to Brazil, rather than the route most shippers took to Britain or the rest of Europe. Having used their own fleet for these trans-Atlantic exports, their history is still remembered today through the Porto Cálem logo – a proud Caravel. Since then the firm has passed through four generations of the Cálem family, developing recognition for the quality of their wines in Portugal and around the world. In the process, the brand has accumulated numerous awards for the elegance and character of their ports.

Today, Cálem is owned by the Sogevinus group and has a wonderful back catalogue of aged Tawny ports. Their grapes come from the stunning Quinta do Arnozelo in the Douro Superior, an area with an excellent micro-climate and schistose soil perfect for the creation of beautiful ports.

23 products found.

Calem Port, 2020

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

Exclusive to Vintage Wine and Port

The 2020 Calem Vintage Port presents an intense purple colour, the aromas are marked by blackberries that are complemented by notes of forest fruits, dark chocolate, pepper and slightly more resinous notes. Concentrated and intense, this is an irreverent and generous wine, with very firm tannins, suggesting great ageing potential. A Vintage that is “robust, full-bodied and vibrant”,

The harvest was small in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and extreme weather conditions. Production was hampered from May onwards as the weather turned very dry and hot, resulting in scorched vineyards.
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Price: $76.80 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

Calem Port, 2020

Vintage Port, Douro
Magnum 1.5L
**92 Points - Wine Enthusiast**

Calem declared a vintage Port in 2020 and Vintage Wine and Port has been chosen to sell them exclusively in the UK.

The 2020 Calem Vintage Port presents an intense purple colour, the aromas are marked by blackberries that are complemented by notes of forest fruits, dark chocolate, pepper and slightly more resinous notes. Concentrated and intense, this is an irreverent and generous wine, with very firm tannins, suggesting great ageing potential. A Vintage that is “robust, full-bodied and vibrant”,

The harvest was small in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic and extreme weather conditions. Production was hampered from May onwards as the weather turned very dry and hot, resulting in scorched vineyards.
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Price: $126.83 USD
Stock: 32 in Stock

Calem Port, 2019

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***17.5/20 points- Nick Mayson***

Cálem Classic Vintage Port, from the Douro Superior, reflects a myriad of terroirs that make up the classic profile of this House.
The result is of a blend from different plots of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousão. This Vintage by Cálem maintains the identity of the Port house: wines with a more robust profile, with firm structure and ripe fruit.

This Vintage presents an intense purple colour, the aromas are marked by blackberries that are complemented by notes of forest fruits, dark chocolate, pepper and slightly more resinous notes. Concentrated and intense, this is an irreverent and generous wine, with very firm tannins, suggesting great ageing potential.
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Price: $75.58 USD
Stock: 14 in Stock

Calem Port, 2018

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***16/20- Jancis Robinson***

Cálem Classic Vintage Ports are born in the Douro Superior and reflect a myriad of terroirs that make up the classic profile of the label. The result of a blend from different plots of the varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousão, Cálem 2018 Vintage Port maintains the identity of this historic Port house.

4435 bottles of this Cálem Vintage 2018 Port were produced, in a category that is increasingly becoming a classic of this Port house.

Tasting Notes Concentrated and with a deep purple colour, this Vintage stands out for its aromas of intense ripe black fruit, entwined with pleasant notes of spice and cocoa.
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Price: $88.39 USD
Stock: 41 in Stock

Calem Port, 2016

Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***90 Points - Wine Advocate***

The 2016 Calem Vintage port is subtle on the nose, with notes of very ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and spice. With a powerful and intense structure, it shows a balance between acidity and sweetness that confers creaminess and sophistication. A long finish, with lingering fruit, this port is for the long haul.
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Price: $76.80 USD
Stock: 50 in Stock

Calem Port, 2015

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Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***90 - 92 Points - Wine Advocate***
Special Offer | Was £59.95 | Now £39.95

The Cálem 2015 Vintage Port Wine is noted as having aromas of “black fruit and hints of spice and cocoa” with a “robust and sweet” palate. It is a blend of 30% Touriga Naçional, 30% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz and 10% Sousão.

Winemaker and oenologist, Carlos Alves, said: “2015 was an unusual year. Exceptional wines from the Douro Superior but some imbalance in Cima Corgo and Baixo Corgo. 2015 wines have a vibrant acidity and demanded an extensive and detailed work at the winery.”


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Price: $51.18 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Calem Port, 2012

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Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***91 Points - Rober Parker- Wine Advocate***
Special Offer | Was £59.95 | Now £37.95

The Cálem 2012 Vintage Port Wine is noted as having aromas of “black fruit and hints of spice and cocoa” with a “robust and sweet” palate. It is a blend of 30% Touriga Naçional, 30% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz and 10% Sousão.



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Price: $48.62 USD
Stock: 55 in Stock

Calem Port, 2011

Vintage Port, Douro
Individual presentation box as illustrated

The 2011 Cálem Vintage Port Wine, 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.

*** 93-95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 92 Points Wine Spectator ***




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Price: $126.83 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Calem Port, 2010

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in original gift box
***89 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

The 2010 Calem Vintage port is subtle on the nose, with notes of very ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and spice. With a powerful and intense structure, it shows a balance between acidity and sweetness that confers creaminess and sophistication. A long finish, with lingering fruit, this port is for the long haul.
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Price: $89.61 USD
Stock: 47 in Stock

Calem Port, 2003

Vintage Port, Douro
In Original Gift Box
***89 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

The Calem Vintage Port 2003 is a vibrant ruby red in colour with hints of brick. Conspicuous aromas of rich and sweet fruit on the nose with suggestions of plum and strawberry. Lovely balance between power and finesse with a silky texture and beautifully sustained flavours.
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Price: $88.39 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Calem Port, 1999

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box

The Calem Vintage Port 1999 is a vibrant ruby red in colour with hints of brick. Conspicuous aromas of rich and sweet fruit on the nose with suggestions of plum and strawberry. Lovely balance between power and finesse with a silky texture and beautifully sustained flavours.
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Price: $88.39 USD
Stock: 40 in Stock

Calem Port, 1997

Quinta da Foz Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box

This Port wine from the outstanding 1997 vintage has a beautiful and intense ruby red colour with nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense and persistent aromas of red berries fruit such as black cherry, cherry macerated in alcohol and blueberry as well as an intense and pleasing aroma of violet and hints of vanilla on the finish.
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Price: $102.42 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

Calem Port, 1995

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance

The Calem 1995 Vintage Port has been stored in the Calem cellars since production.

The 1995 Calem Vintage Port has a deep ruby colour. Black fruits and blackberries dominate on the nose with a touch of figs and roasted coffee. Full bodied in the mouth with alcohol and resolved tannins, great fruit still dominates. Lovely finish. 91/100 TC VWP 11/19

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Price: $89.61 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

Calem Port, 1994

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Vintage Port
Excellent provenance | Calem Library Stock
Special offer | Was £119 | Now £79.95

The Calem 1994 Vintage Port has been stored in the Calem cellars and released in 2020.

The 1994 Calem Vintage Port has a deep garnet colour, with a hint of blue in the meniscus. Black fruits and blackberries dominate on the nose with tobacco and spirits. Beautiful in the mouth with alcohol and resolved tannins, great fruit still dominates. Lovely finish. 92/100 TC VWP 11/19

Vivino review:
It has a dense, even, opaque crimson colour, with a very rich, dark well of black fruit and floral aromas, with all sorts of mineral and delicately spicy nuances. On the palate this has a beautifully focused sweetness, with a supple, svelte quality of black fruits, that is pure and very long and silky through the mid palate.
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Price: $102.42 USD
Stock: 43 in Stock

Calem Port, 1991

Vintage Port
Excellent Provenance

Tasting Notes
The Calem 1991 Vintage Port has a dark core with a tawny edge. It has an impressive and intense nose that is also complex. Figs, raisins with a little almond and vanilla on the nose .
The figs carry nicely into a light palate with resolved tannins. It has great fruit acidity that really works into a medium aftertaste. Rating 89/100 Excellent (VWP/TC Tasting jan 2021). Decanted 4 hrs.

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Price: $126.83 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Calem Port, 1985

Vintage Port
Library Release
Presented in Original Gift Box

Cálem Vintage Port 1985, from this great Portuguese house, is an excellent bottle-aged Port from the great 1985 harvest. Only just released from the cellars, it's in immaculate condition for enjoying now.

1985 was an outstanding vintage for port and the Calem does not disappoint. The port shows a beautiful and intense garnet colour with ruby highlights. The nose denotes intense aromas of red berries, black cherry, prunes and cinnamon spice. On the palate this is drier style than most of the the English shippers. There is smooth mouthfeel, refreshing acidity and soft tannins. A little sour cherry and redcurrant makes this an interesting twist with layers of dried herbs and spices.
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Price: $114.01 USD
Stock: 16 in Stock

Calem Port, 1977

Vintage Port
Magnum 1.5L
Excellent provenance - library release

Calem Vintage Port in Magnum from 1977, one of the great vintages of the late 20th century. These bottles Port has been stored in Calem cellars in Porto since bottling until purchase and export to Vintage Wine and Port. The bottles are in excellent condition.

Tasting notes: The 1977 Calem Vintage Port is an orange-tinged pale tawny colour. A powerful nose of light dried fruit, morello cherry, roasted coffee and caramel. Medium bodied, good balance between the alcohol and tannins with fig and raisin flavours. A very good enjoyable long finish. Outstanding 95/100 (TC) Tasted at the Port Forum 02/20 From Magnum.
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Price: $242.12 USD
Stock: 41 in Stock

Calem Port, 1975

Vintage Port
Rewaxed- Remains of label

A port with good maturity without being in any way over-mature. Surprisingly dry in style (compared with a tawny and a colheita ), good fruit, some raisins, quite discreet on the nose, surprisingly light and quite elegant.

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Price: $172.94 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Calem Port, 1934

Quinta da Foz Vintage Port, DOC Douro


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Price: $1,658.98 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Calem Port, 1922

Vintage Port, DOC Douro


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Price: $1,658.98 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Calem Port, 1983

Vintage Port

The Calem Vinatge Port from the excellent 1983 vintage has flavours of redcurrant, violet and leather perfume, an intense complex and developing flavour profile with an exceptionally long finish.

Reviews
"This has a dense, glossy and youthful appearance - very impressive for the age of this wine. Accordingly the nose is dominated by a core of round, sweet, accessible fruit. What a lovely palate! Powerful yet elegant, with a fine balance and fluidity. There's still quite a thick seam of powerful tannin running through the wine, particularly on the finish. And it has incredible length - this is great wine.
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Price: $96.02 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Calem Port, 1966

Quinta da Foz Vintage Port
Wine Society Bottling

Blueberry on the nose, raisin, prune, caramel and toffee taste to follow, hot alcoholic finish.
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Price: $203.69 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Calem Port, 1920

Vintage Port, DOC Douro

A rare bottle of Calem 1920 vintage port level in neck and original label.
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Price: $2,491.67 USD
Stock: Out of Stock