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, 1963

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

*** 94 Points - Robert Parker ***

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

"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: 6 in Stock

Messias Port, 1960

Quinta Cachao Vintage Port

A very rare bottle of Vintage Port from the good 1960 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.

75 cl
20% ABV
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Messias Port, 1952

Colheita- Single Harvest Tawny Port

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 1952 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2017.
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.

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Price: £265.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias Port, Non Vintage

Six Bottle Mixed Colheita Collection
2007; 2003; 2004; 2005; 1995; 2000
Only £120 | Save Over £50

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Comprising (all 75 cl):

1 x 2007 Messias Colheita Port
1 x 2005 Messias Colheita Port
1 x 2004 Messias Colheita Port
1 x 2003 Messias Colheita Port
1 x 2000 Messias Colheita Port
1 x 1995 Messias Colheita Port

Messias is the #1 selling port in Germany and an exclusive to VWP in the UK! A wonderful vertical of the most recent vintages (Colheita). Serve, slightly chilled this will accompany any sweet dessert. As this has been wood aged there is no need to decant and it will keep for 3 months after opening.

1 x 2007 Messias Colheita Port
This excellent port from Caves Messias offers maturing notes of dried red fruit, prunes and spice.
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Price: £120.00
Stock: 1 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: 10 in Stock

Messias Port, Non Vintage


Ruby Port SPECIAL OFFER WAS £16.95 now £12

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

87 pts CellarTracker - Ruby color. Aromas of ripe red fruits and floral notes. It is delicate, with balanced sweetness and pleasant finish.
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Price: £12.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Messias Port


White Sweet Port
Special Offer | Was £14.95 | Now £13.95

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: £13.95
Stock: 6 in Stock