1996 Port Vintage Report

Although 1996 was one of the wettest years for port on record, the Douro region produced a large, abundant crop. The year was not declared as a Vintage, however a few good port wines were produced which are noted for being fruity and forward. A 1996 Vintage Port would make for an excellent 26 year old gift for a special anniversary this year.

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1996 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 1996

Vintage Port

Quinta do Vesuvio never fails to impress and their 1996 Vintage Port showcases all the characteristic weight and depth of the Symingtons' best single property: The palate reveals excellent richness, layers of flavour, well-balanced tannin, and a persistent, satisfying finish. Intense and ample, it should drink well for the next years to 2025.
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Price: $123.08 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

1996 Barros Port, 1996

Vintage Port
In Barros gift box

Excellent provenance .

The 1996 Vintage Port from Barros has a wonderful intensity of colour and is full of floral aromas and rich, sweet fruits. The opulent palate explodes with black and red fruit, complexity and structure wrapped in a deep elegance through to an endless finish.
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These bottles have been stored in the Barros cellars since bottling. The bottles are in perfect condition.
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Price: $86.97 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Barros Port, 1996

Colheita Port
Decanter Gold Award Winner 2021

Vivid golden colour. Rich and elegant nose, combining the dried fruits aromas with the aromatic wood notes. Soft and silky in the taste, full with ripe figs and sweet flavours. A sensation of depth, in an elegant and distinctive style. Perfect and overwhelming finish.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel. Contrast this with vintage ports which are aged in the bottle and only have a short drinking window after opening. Colheita ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of aging, giving them a open-life of a month or longer. Lighter and more delicate than vintage ports,
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Price: $58.37 USD
Stock: 70 in Stock

Burmester, 1996

Vintage Port
In Branded Gift Box

This 1996 Burmester Vintage Port from the fabulous 1996 Port Vintage has outstanding provenance! This bottle has been stored at the Burmester cellars on Porto since bottling until it was acquired by us earlier this year.

The 1996 Burmester is a beautiful mature garnet colour. On the nose it has cocoa, chocolate together with a hint of mint. On the palate this is quite complex - medium bodied with a perfect balance between the acidity, tannins and flavours, there is a little spiciness in the mouth that adds to the experience. Long, long finish. This is in a good place and should hold well for the next decade or so.
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Price: $74.53 USD
Stock: 116 in Stock

Pocas, 1996

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box
Special Offer Save 20% | was £42.95 | Now £35.79

Medium intensity garnet colour with aromas of raisins, prunes, hazelnuts, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, oak, bitter orange, licorice and sweet spices. On the palate it is sweet, with medium body and medium acidity, soft tannins, lots of dried fruit and sweet spices.

Auburn color. Aroma of nuts and light smoke. Palate with high quality tannins and a long aromatic persistence.-92 pts Wine Spectator -
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Price: $44.50 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Quinta de la Rosa, 1996

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Vintage Port
SpeciaL Offer | Was £89 | Now £60

La Rosa's classic house style achieved by slow maceration in traditional granite 'Lagares' has produced a wine full of luscious forward fruit with a very attractive nose and a long velvety slightly drier finish across the palate

La Rosa is a vertically integrated Quinta rising to 450 metres above sea level, boasting many hidden micro climates within its cirtilage. Where possible we vintage and mature these small 'lotes' separately in order to achieve the maximum complexity in the finished ports, which would not have been possible from a less diversely planted property.

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Price: $74.60 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 1996

Vintage Port

This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.
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Price: $1,678.41 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock