Messias Port

messias-portCaves Messias is an historic Port Wine producer, world famous for both their Vintage and Colheita Ports. The company was founded in 1926 by Messias Baptista and has remained in his descendants’ hands to this day, his heirs now sitting together on the board of directors. The company keeps an extensive back catalogue of rare and sought-after vintages.

Messias’ most famous estate, Quinta do Cachão, sits in the subregion Cima Corgo – the most inhospitable area within the Douro. This estate takes its name from the Cachão de Valeira: a large rock which prevented navigation down the river, and the reason the subregion was not used to cultivate grapes until the early 19th century. The Cachão was destroyed in 1807, allowing estates to spring up along the valley – including the eponymous Quinta. Vines on the estate were first planted in 1845 by Barão do Seixo, before being sold to Afonso Cabral years on. Cabral’s family kept the property throughout the Phylloxera blight that nearly destroyed European wine, before finally selling it to the Messias family in 1956; the family proceeded to buy the neighbouring estate of Quinta do Rei two years later, then began complete renovations of the two estates.

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Messias Port, 1975

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1975 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and are a true rarity. Unlike the colheita ports from the same year, this wine has aged in the bottle for nearly 40 years (As opposed to a barrel). It is among the rarest category of ports and is a delight for the port connoisseur.

75 cl
20% ABV
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Price: £145.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias Port, 1970

Quinta da Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Messias vintage port 1970.

Beautiful yellow mature colour. The bouquet reveals crème caramel, coffee, tea and much more -Wonderful nose! On the palate it is full bodied, balanced, elegant and complex. It is fully mature and peaking with a marvellous long finish. *Review by Vintage Port.Se*
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Price: £189.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Messias Port, 1965

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1965 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and are a true rarity. Unlike the colheita ports from the same year, this wine has aged in the bottle for nearly 50 years (As opposed to a barrel). It is among the rarest category of ports and is a delight for the port connoisseur.

The 1965 Vintage has a medium intensity - amber with a hint of orange. On the nose the wine is clean, med to pronounced intensity, dried fruits, caramel - grenadine, grilled nuts (hazelnut / almond). Sweet, med+ acidity that keeps it fresh and well balanced, full body, pronounced intensity, and superb length.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias Port, 1963

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

*** 94 Points - Robert Parker ***

***96 Points-The Wine Enthusiast***

Reviews
"The 1963 Colheita Port is an old vines field blend bottled in 2014 with a long cork. Fresh, rich and bright on the finish, this has a whiff of brandy, but it is surprisingly clean and youthful for its age. It lingers nicely, finally showing all of those old Tawny flavours. It's sweet caramel nuances are especially delectable on the juicy finish, but they weren't so defined and nuanced early on. I wasn't as thrilled on the first tastes, but by the fourth day, its beautiful acidity took over and made it multidimensional.
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Price: £199.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias Port

Tawny Port

A great value Tawny Port from Messias. Aromas of red fruit jam combined with delicate wood and vanilla hints. Smooth and mild to the taste.
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Price: £11.99
Stock: 37 in Stock

Messias Port, Non Vintage

Special Reserve Tawny Port

A great value Tawny Port from Messias. Aromas of red fruit jam combined with delicate wood and vanilla hints. Smooth and mild to the taste.
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Price: £15.99
Stock: 30 in Stock

Messias Port, Non Vintage

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Ruby Port SPECIAL OFFER WAS £16.95 now £12.95

Messias Ruby Port comes from the family owned Portuguese company founded in 1926.

87 pts CellarTracker - Ruby colour. Aromas of ripe red fruits and floral notes. It is delicate, with balanced sweetness and pleasant finish.
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Price: £12.95
Stock: 28 in Stock