Offley Vintage Port
Founded in London in 1737 by William Offley as a wine trading company, Offley soon began to produce its own port and earn recognition as a high-quality, creative wine House. A decisive moment in the company’s development was the arrival of Joseph James Forrester, nephew to William Offley, and his appointment as partner. Forrester, who would later be given the title of Baron by the King in recognition of his achievements, devoted his life and career to furthering the Port industry and his company; he was the first to chart the Douro River and Valley, contributed to key international trade links for Port wine and undertook numerous studies into wine-growing, benefiting the industry with his research into native grapes, soil types and pests.
Unfortunately, the Baron passed in a boating accident on the river he loved so much; the ships in Oporto and Lisbon hoisted their colours to half-mast in respect when the news reached them, and his legacy continues to this day through Offley and the Port wine trade as a whole. He is still affectionately remembered in the wine country as ‘protector of the Douro’. Today, Offley takes immense pride in its heritage and aims to ‘adjust yesterday’s experience to tomorrow’s challenges’.
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Offley Vintage Port, 2011
Vintage Port Single 75cl Bottle
The Offley Porto Vintage 2011 Port Wine 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. …
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Offley Vintage Port
10 Year Old Tawny Port - (Presented in an Offley Box as illustrated)
The Offley is an excellent 10 year Tawny with orange rind, marmalade, caramel and mocha flavours. The sweetness is expertly balanced within an acidic frame. Length is excellent to outstanding.
Aromas of spice cake and caramel herald a sweet, palate-coating stream of baking spice-laced nectar interweaving with espresso roast, treacle and nutty nuances that persist through the delectable aftertaste.
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Offley Vintage Port, 1970
A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim.The nose reveals violets, toffee, nuts, almond and candy whilst the palate is sweet. A mature port still in top form with a complex and balanced finish.
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Offley Vintage Port, 1963
Vintage Port MAGNUM
From the outstanding 1963 vintage. This port is a beautiful pale red with distinct bricking. Tropical fruits on the nose, with fresh mint clearly showing. Sweet brown sugar impact; hot mid-palate and a sweet late palate full of stewed plums. Big levels of acidity. Very hot aftertaste. Gentle finish of dry espresso, very long and with plums.
Reviews "Bright and vibrant appearance. Superb dried fruit and nut nose - christmas cakey, with really good concentrated spicy black fruit streak with tar. Good fruit on attack - concentrated and remarkably fresh. Very smooth and rich. Very classy indeed. …
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Offley Vintage Port, 1960
Boa Vista Vintage Port
Quinta Boa Vista (lit Beautiful View Vineyard) hints at the dramatic views enjoyed by one of the most renowned vineyards in the entire Douro valley
Boa Vista is the jewel in the Offley Forrester crown, which is one of the oldest Port Houses (1737) and rose to prominence under Joseph Forrester. He was a legendary figure in the history of port credited with mapping the upper regions of the Douro, only to be drowned in one of its rapids, allegedly weighed down by the weight of gold he had collected from his tenants. Forrester's life was devoted to improving the quality of port and in recognition of his endeavours the King of Portugal made him Baron Forrester. …
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Offley Vintage Port, 1950
Unlabelled with embossed glass bottle
Offley is an excellent port house mainly known for its Quinta Boa Vista vineyard, meaning ‘Beautiful View Vineyard’, one of the most famous in the Douro valley. Its reputation grew under Joseph Forrester’s ownership, who is also known for mapping the upper regions of the Douro Valley.
The 1950 vintage is now fully mature. Aromas of cherry fruits with violets, toffee and almond notes and hints of medicinal plants. Full bodied and complex with a refreshing acidity.
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