Messias

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, 1979

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1979 Vintage - these are the only bottles available in the UK and are a true rarity. These are exclusive to VWP and were taken directly from the Messias Cellars in Porto where they have been stored since original bottling.

The 1979 Messias Cachao port is fully mature with a tawny colour. This bottle was decanted 4 hours prior to tasting. On the nose there are notes of molasses, honey and butterscotch. On the pallet there is a good balance, slightly high acidity but the sweetness balances this out. Notes of walnut and hazelnut on the palate as well as a little coffee and molasses.
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Price: $195.48 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Messias, 1976

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1976 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.

Tawny colour. Caramel, coffee, figs and walnuts in the nose. Medium body. Mature and appearing in flavour - raisins and dried fruit in abundance. Elegant and complex with an attractive and good finish. VWP Tasting 2016.



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Price: $255.83 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Messias, 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.


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Price: $255.83 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Messias, 1974

A 30 Year Old Tawny and a 20 Year Old Tawny
Presented in Our Two-Bottle Leather Effect Gift Box

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

Messias 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.

Messias 30 Year Old Tawny:
This 30 Year Old aged Tawny Port from Messias has a characteristic bouquet of of dried fruits, spices and roasting, most evident in wines matured in the barrel. In the mouth, turns out to be a soft and harmonious wine, with a very persistent aroma and a good long finish.
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Price: $169.24 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Messias, 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: $295.19 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias, 1965

Quinta Do 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: $387.02 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Messias, 1965

Colheita Port, Douro

Only bottled in 2015, this 1965 Colheita port from Messias has a tawny colour. Fruity and fresh, with a bouquet that brings out the aromas of dried fruits, roasted nuts, wood and spices due to the prolonged time this wine has spent in cask and due to the gradual oxidation which created a soft and harmonious port full of complex flavour characteristics. The finish is long and satisfying.

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.
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Price: $379.15 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Messias, 1965

Colheita Port, Douro
Bottled in 1978

Tawny colour with a little haziness to be expected in older colheita ports. Aromas of dried fruits, roasted nuts, wood and spices due to the prolonged time this wine has spent in cask and due to the gradual oxidation which created a soft and harmonious port full of complex flavour characteristics. The finish is long and satisfying.

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: $313.55 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias, 1952

Colheita Port, Douro

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 1952 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2020.
The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever. There's no question about the quality on display here.

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.
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Price: $583.81 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Messias

Ruby & Tawny Port Duo
Includes double leather effect gift box

Caves Messias is a historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price.


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Messias Ruby Port
Dark ruby colour. Aromas of ripe red fruits and floral notes. It is delicate, with balanced sweetness and pleasant finish.
These full bodied, fruity red ports are the ideal partner for a cheeseboard, chocolate dessert or even an intense Port wine reduction. Full flavoured cheeses such as a good farmhouse Cheddar or Red Leicester would harmoniously accompany this port style.
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Price: $52.41 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Messias

Tawny Port, Douro DOC

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: $15.73 USD
Stock: 53 in Stock

Messias, 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: $20.93 USD
Stock: 72 in Stock

Messias, Non Vintage

Ruby Port

A lovely Port with a young fruity character. Aromatic on the nose with fresh notes of red fruits. A very pleasant finish make this a great after dinner drink. This is a Ruby style of Port that has been aged fro 12 months before bottling. This preserves the fruit characteristics of the port. Founded in 1926, by Mr. Messias Baptista the Caves Messias have a reputation for quality throughout their range.

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: $19.61 USD
Stock: 92 in Stock

Messias

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White Sweet Port
Special Offer | Was £16.95 | Now £14.95 ***Offer ends 31st May***

White port, made from a blend of local white Portuguese grapes is a little less intense than a tawny or a ruby and is one of the great summer sun-downers, simpler than fino sherry but just as refreshing!

This sweet white port from Messias has a lovely golden colour in the glass and a slight citrus aroma with a hint of wood. Fine and well balanced it is a superb after dinner drink, aperitif or, like they do in Portugal, mix in equal parts to tonic and garnish with a slice of lemon - a refreshing change to G&T.

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


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Price: $19.61 USD
Stock: 54 in Stock