2000 Port Vintage Report


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The 2000 Vintage was the first to be declared in the 21st century and will be remembered for the immense concentration of its wines and for the small quantities produced. The wines show tremendous promise, with intense berry fruit aromas and full-bodied structure. They should remain at their peak between now and 2040 at the very least, if kept well.

33 products found.

Palmer Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port
VWP exclusive | Was £34.95 | Now £24.95

The outstanding Palmer 20 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 20 Year tawny has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and baked cherry. There is further complexity of nutmeg and cream. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, baked plum, caramel and toffee. There are also notes of plum, cherry, cooked strawberry. This port has a lovely, rich long finish.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: £24.95
Stock: 34 in Stock

20 Years of Tawny Port

Fonseca & Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Ports (2x75cl), both ports come in a double leather effect gift box with silk liner.

This gift comprises of two of the best 20 Year Old Tawny ports on the market. It offers a nice comparative tasting of a Fonseca vs. Burmester tawny, with both scoring above 90 points.

Fonseca 20 Year Old tawny
*** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in colour with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny
***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Sandeman Port, 2000

225th Anniversary Special Edition Vintage Port Collection
6 Individually boxed Ports from the 2000 Vintage.

To celebrate Sandeman’s 225th anniversary, here is a very special limited edition case of 2000 Vintage Sandeman Port. A mere 225 cases have been produced and each includes 6 unique labels telling the story of Sandemans. The bottles are presented in a crafted wooden box, once again unique to this release. A wonderful choice for any port lover.

The Word, The Spirit, The Journey, The Craft, The Pioneer, The Hat & Cape

Each specially designed label tells of a different story relating to each pillar of the House of Sandeman ethos. Together when combined in the beautifully crafted special edition wooden case help bring the history and heritage of this most prestigious House to life.
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Price: £495.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

2000 Fonseca Port, 2000

Vintage Port
Includes FREE Gift Box with Accessories

*** 95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 95 Points Wine Journal ***

Fonseca vintage ports are noted for their luscious fruitiness which develops great opulence and complexity with age. These are released only when a year produces outstanding wines with long term ageing potential. These classic vintage ports are a blend of wines from three distinctive vineyards, Cruzeiro, Santo Antonio and Panascal. Each of these contribute characteristics such as concentrated black fruit flavours with a firm tannic “grip”, opulent luscious fruitiness and dense velvety texture with flavour complexity and vibrancy of colour followed by a fine scented character and fresh acidity.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 21 in Stock

2000 Kopke Single Harvest (colheita) Port, 2000

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke (who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
Reviews:
Intense brown colour with brick hints. Rich and concentrated bouquet, full of dried fruits well combined with a refined touch of spices. In the mouth it is smooth and velvety and reveals an harmonious structure and a large engagement.
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Price: £42.50
Stock: 36 in Stock

Barros Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port in individual gift box

The 20 year old Barros port is a true Portuguese tawny port with a fine, delicate nuttiness. The extended barrel maturation has produced a wine with complex flavours that show subtle 'fruitcake richness'.
It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2000

20 Year Old Tawny Port (Includes gift tube as illustrated)

***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***

Tasting Note:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins. The aftertaste shows more of the wood ageing, giving sweet vanilla and nutty flavours.

Winemaking:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port is made from old vines, being submitted to a careful ageing process in small oak casks. Over its 250-year history, Casa Burmester has perfected the classic process of blending wines and this is a magnificent example of its expertise.


Food Pairing:
It can be appreciated as an aperitif or on any other occasion.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Calem Port

Tawny Port (Comes in original Calem gift box as illustrated)

A 1999 vintage Tawny Port Wine from Cálem Port. Cálem 20 Years Old has been aged in small oak casks for an average 20 Years. It has an orange-tawny colour with tinges of green- characteristic of ageing in wood. It has a complex bouquet of almonds and citrus and on tasting it is smooth, silky and light with lots of finesse. Ideal on its own or with patés, cream cheeses and fruit tarts.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 22 in Stock

Calem Port, 2000

Colheita Port

A single-vintage tawny port showing an elegantly oaky nose, creamy structure and unctuous-textured, nutty finish. Coats the mouth and is long lasting.
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Price: £38.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2000

Vintage Port

95 Points - Robert Parker

The Wine Advocate - "Potentially one of the most compelling wines of the vintage, this inky black/purple-colored 2000 exhibits notes of scorched earth, melted asphalt, blackberry liqueur, and a pungent, penetrating intensity that reverberates in the mouth as well as the head. Full-bodied, massive, and concentrated, with a 45-second finish, this thrilling effort should drink well between 2010-2035."
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Price: £64.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2000

Vintage Port

Reviews: An outstanding port rating 90 points. "A striking, individualistic nose of spring flowers, blackberries, blueberries, and lead pencil shavings emerges from this saturated purple-coloured 2000. Evolved yet expansive, sweet, and generous, it admirably conceals moderately high tannins under a wealth of fruit and glycerin. The aromatic profile and attack merit a score in the mid-nineties, but the finish is short, thus lowering the overall rating. Robert Parker Wine Advocate Rating 90 points (Outstanding) Drink now to 2025

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Price: £59.95
Stock: 27 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2000

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLES
PLEASE ALLOW 7 DAYS FOR DELIVERY - NEXT DAY DELIVERY UNAVAILABLE FOR THIS BOTTLE

**94 Points** Robert Parker
"An opaque blue/purple colour (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, licorice, blackberries, and cassis). This firmly-structured, classic, tightly-knit, restrained port exhibits brilliant purity as well as impressive intensity. While not the most dramatic or flamboyant, it is a beautiful, classically structured port that will age gracefully. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030." Robert Parker



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Price: £39.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 2000

Colheita Port
Clearance Offer | last Few | was £39 | now £29

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: £29.00
Stock: 8 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 2000

Vintage Porto 2000

Grape Varieties:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Rufete

Port from a single exceptional harvest may be declared as a "Vintage". Bottled after spending between two to three years in wood, the wine continues to m ature in bottle until it is ready to drink In some cases, this may take two decades or more.

Tasting Notes
Feuerheerd's Vintage with a strong ruby-like colour with a violet shades, has a very fresh aromas, notes of mint and wild berries. On the palate, is full bodied with strong tannins, well rounded and elegant. Long-lasting finish.

Suggestions:
Perfect Port wine to accompany goat cheeses or typical Portuguese buttery cheese, ice-cream or simply as a digestif.
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Price: £54.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Graham's Port

20 year old Tawny Port (Includes Graham's Gift Tube as illustrated)

A 1999 vintage Port Wine from Graham's Port.

***92 Points critics' Score, Aggregated***

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony.
With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.
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Price: £33.95
Stock: 30 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2000

Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny Port In Gift Box

Aged in wood casks until they are completely mature, Tawny ports are a golden colour with multi-dimensional layers of aromas and flavours. The domination of Vintage Ports in past years is now challenged by the advantages of the tawnies, especially vintage colheita tawnies for restaurants and retail consumers. Where vintage ports have immediate air shock upon opening the bottle wherein they were aged and have a shelf life of only a few hours to a week; tawny ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of ageing, giving them a open-life of a month or longer. Lighter and more delicate than vintage ports,
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Messias Port

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 2000 vintage has been aged in a barrel until recent bottling. The extensive barrel ageing has given this wine a tawny colour with an expressive nose of wild dried fruit aromas where blackberry stands out. On the palate, caramel nuances complement the dried fruit leading to a sweet vanilla touch. It finishes long with a persistent and fine aftertaste.

Pair this luscious sweet port with almond tarts or caramel and chocolate based desserts. Crème brûlée is a classic combination as is Stilton cheese. Hard cheeses such as cheddar pair well too.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 13 in Stock

Niepoort Port

20 Year Old Tawny

*** 91 points Wine Spectator ***


20 year old tawny ports are blended from a range different wines averaging 20 years. This prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour and imparts a deliciously mellow flavour profile. Niepoort 20 Year Old Tawny is one of the finest examples of this style available, possessing a beautiful balance between sweet primary fruit and developed savoury nuttiness. Brick red-brown in appearance, it displays indulgent aromas of crystallized fruit, dried apricots, hazelnut and toffee. Sweet, intense and velvety smooth, it has exudes a compelling flavour medley that includes assorted nuts, fruit cake, coffee and vanilla.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2000

Vintage Port

"This is a stunning Vintage Port: I’ve tried this now on three separate occasions and I’m convinced they don’t come much better than this. Vivid, intense colour. Intense, herb, spicy nose. Massively concentrated rich, firm palate with lovely spicy tannins providing structure. Rich, full-on style. Excellent " Wine Anorack.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Offley Port

Tawny Port (Includes original Carton Box as illustrated)


Tasting notes:
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.

Production method:
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Pocas Port

20 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box

Auburn to amber. Intense and delicate aroma, nuts and vanilla. Exquisite taste, harmonious, long and persistent. Absolutely scrumptious!

Pale to mid-deep amber/tawny. Open and gentle on the nose showing walnuts and brazil nuts. Savoury, quite rich in style but suave with a silky texture and a spicy edge. Long and complex with marmalade on the finish.-93 Points, Richard Mayson for Decanter Magazine.

Store and Serve Advice:
It should be served at room temperature 18ºC/64ºF or slightly chilled and stored upright.

Food Pairing:
Splendid with cheese, pastry, sweets, nuts, light puddings and cakes or on its own.
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Price: £37.46
Stock: 13 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2000

20 Year Old Tawny port in Collectors Edition Decanter

A limited edition decanter. Rated as outstanding by critics. Auburn to amber. Intense and delicate aroma, nuts and vanilla. Exquisite taste, harmonious, long and persistent. Absolutely scrumptious!

Pale to mid-deep amber/tawny. Open and gentle on the nose showing walnuts and brazil nuts. Savoury, quite rich in style but suave with a silky texture and a spicy edge. Long and complex with marmalade on the finish.-93 Points, Richard Mayson for Decanter Magazine.

Store and Serve Advice:
It should be served at room temperature 18ºC/64ºF or slightly chilled and stored upright.

. 94 points-Decanter Panel Tasting 2018
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 25 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2000

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box

Mahogany color, aroma a bit closed, with notes of marmalade, dried apricots and hazelnuts. Very well in the mouth, with class and is not being too oily, gives a good proof, elegant and good ending.-90 pts Wine Enthusiast-
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quarles Harris Vintage Port, 2000

Vintage Port

An elegant, dense purple-coloured offering, this 2000 offers up sweet aromas of melted licorice intermixed with blackberries, black raspberries, and cassis. Soft, precocious, and pure, this medium-bodied, suave, graceful port should be approachable in 4-5 years and last until 2020.

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Price: £59.95
Stock: 4 in Stock

Quevedo

Colheita Port
Sensational with almond tarts!

The 2000 Quevedo colheita port is an amazing value/quality port from an exceptional vintage. With a bright tawny colour and vivid terracotta highlights this brilliant single harvest tawny continues to charm on the nose with ripe cherries and dried raspberries combined with subtle notes of almonds and little hints of caramel. On the palate it is fresh, rich and powerful with a long chocolate finish. This is a Colheita that will age well in bottle.

Pair this luscious sweet port with almond tarts or caramel and chocolate based desserts. Crème brûlée is a classic combination as is Stilton cheese.
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Price: £46.95
Stock: 44 in Stock