2007 Port Vintage Report


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The 2007 Port vintage was the first widely declared vintage since 2003; virtually every Port house that matters made a Vintage Port, attesting to the quality of the year. The growing season was preceded by a wet winter, which put plenty of moisture back into the soil after a lengthy period of dry conditions. Summer temperatures were relatively mild (unlike the torrid conditions in 2003, the last previous declared vintage). September and October weather was close to ideal so that the grapes enjoyed a lengthy hang-time under excellent conditions with full ripening of Turiga Francesa and Turiga Nacional, the two most important grape varieties. The quantities produced are small, so there is a high demand for them. There is little doubt that 2007 is a high class vintage, making a port from this year a great 13 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

13 products found.

Burmester Port, 2007

Vintage Port - Half Bottle 37.5cl
Special Offer | Was £39 | Now £29.95

This 2007 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2007 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 2007 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny 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 a couple of decades.
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Price: £29.95
Stock: 81 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2007

Vintage Port - single bottle
Special Offer | Was £59 | Now £49.95

This 2007 Burmester Vintage Port from the very good 2007 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 2007 Burmester is a beautiful mature tawny 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 a couple of decades.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 90 in Stock

Churchill's Port, 2007

Vintage Port

90 Points (outstanding) Wine Advocate.

Coffee, lavender and rose add complexity to the intense blackberry nose; on the palate the Churchill is a bold and powerful wine with the floral notes continuing through to the marmalade spiked bramble fruit. Fresh acidity and grippy tannins give massive structure - this is a wine for the long term.

Reviews: "The 2007 Churchill Vintage Port offers up an expressive fragrance of blueberry compote and fruitcake. Residing in the background providing additional complexity are notes of violets, clove, and incense. This leads to a firm, structured, muscular Port with plenty of fruit for balance.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

Croft Port, 2007

Vintage Port MAGNUM

An outstanding 2007 Vintage Port Wine from Croft. Please note: this is a rare Magnum bottle of wine - 1.5 liters.
"There is a nice limpidity on this Croft 2007. It is not the power that strikes you but the purity with black cherries, liquorice, violets and a hint of iodine. Very tight and focused. The palate is full-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, pure blackberry, raspberry, white pepper and Asian spice towards the finish. Very fine focus, very pure and harmonious. Sensuous finish but it just tapers away when I need more grip and assertiveness. Still, this is a lovely Croft." - Neil Martin, Wine Journal, 93/100 Points (Outstanding).
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Price: £175.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quevedo, 2007

Vintage Port

Quevedo Vintage Port 2007 is an intense ruby colour. The nose has a lush aroma of violet nuances with marked presence of plum, grapes and cassis. The palate is dense and rich in fruit, well balanced with good tannins. It is a port full of vigour, full-bodied and with a very long finish.

Quevedo is a family run winery, where the new generation of owners, Oscar and Claudia are innovating to produce some amazing ports. Not widely known in the UK but very highly regarded amongst port aficionados this is one to stock up on.

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Price: £49.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2007

Vintage Port

"The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year. It displays a superb aromatic array of pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackberry, and floral notes. Dense, suave, and opulent on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, intense, layered wine that has superb grip and concentration. It will effortlessly age for 25+ years and still be delivering pleasure at age 50." Wine Advocate 2010

As always, Taylor Fladgate is one of the benchmarks of a declared vintage in Oporto

***96 Points Wine Advocate***
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 17 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2007

Vintage Port MAGNUM

The 2007 Vintage Port Wine from Taylor Fladgate is one of the benchmarks of a declared vintage in Oporto.
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Price: £169.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2007

Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha

The 2007 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha is a more introverted Taylor’s Vintage, an earthy bouquet with touches of orange essence developing in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, good backbone, quite reserved and composed at the moment. This is not a flamboyant Vinha Velha, but there is a very attractive, slightly biscuity quality towards the finish. Superb. The Vinha Vehla are five plots located in the heart of Quinta de Vargellas. The vines being between 80 and 120 years of age. Strict selection has led to a wine of stunning complexity, power and richness. This is one that will be at its peak 50 years hence.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 7 in Stock

Warre's Port, 2007

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Bottle Matured Late Bottled Vintage In Gift Box
RRP £25.99 | Our Price £19.97

The 2007 Late Bottled Vintage Port from Warre's is still made in the traditional way - bottled unfiltered then aged for a number of years before being released only when it is ready. As a result, it is vastly superior to most other LBV Ports, and a brilliant value substitute for full Vintage Port.

The 2007 is full-bodied, rich and sweet; deep, dark fruit flavours; long, elegant finish.
Because it is unfiltered, this LBV should be decanted before serving to leave the sediment behind.

This prolonged bottle ageing is crucial to the development of the superb “nose” and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port.
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Price: £19.97
Stock: 31 in Stock

Warre's Port, 2007

Bottle Matured Late Bottled Vintage In Gift Box
RRP £25.99 | Our Price £19.97

The 2007 Late Bottled Vintage Port from Warre's is still made in the traditional way - bottled unfiltered then aged for a number of years before being released only when it is ready. As a result, it is vastly superior to most other LBV Ports, and a brilliant value substitute for full Vintage Port.

The 2007 is full-bodied, rich and sweet; deep, dark fruit flavours; long, elegant finish.
Because it is unfiltered, this LBV should be decanted before serving to leave the sediment behind.

This prolonged bottle ageing is crucial to the development of the superb “nose” and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port.
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Price: £19.97
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2007

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

97 Points Wine Advocate
Reviews: "A candidate for wine of the vintage, the 2007 Graham’s Vintage Port is complete in every way. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up an ethereal perfume of smoke, mineral, Asian spices, incense, an amalgam of ripe black fruits, and a hint of chocolate in the background. This leads to a dense, super-rich, plush, opulent wine that hides its structure under all the fruit. Vibrant, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally lengthy, it will easily age for another 25-30 years in the cellar and drink well through 2050, probably longer. It is a tour de force." Jay Miller, Wine Advocate 2010.
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Price: £39.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2007

Vintage Port

WINE SPECTATOR, JAMES SUCKLING: 94 POINTS
“Fascinating aromas... So much to come with age in the bottle. Very typical for Vesuvio.” - May 2010

ROBERT PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE: 91 POINTS
“...youthful, primary Port... tremendous depth and concentration, and a succulence which raises it above the crowd.” - February 2010

JANCIS ROBINSON MW, FINANCIAL TIMES: 17.5/20
“Lots of interesting dry tannins and herbs on the finish. Obviously very much a terroir wine. Lovely long finish.” - May 2009

DECANTER, RICHARD MAYSON: 18/20
“Nothing over-ripe here this year, yet impressive for its ripeness and opulence.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Taylor's Port, 2007

Vintage Port

96 Points Wine Advocate
This 2007 Vintage Port is opaque, purple black in colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals. As usual, the classic Taylor elegance and understatement conceal the wine’s energy and vigour. On the palate, it displays the lean, sinewy and tightly knit tannins, which are so much a feature of the Taylor style, and the vibrant and clearly delineated fruit flavours, which are the hallmark of the 2007 vintage.

Reviews: "The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year.
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Price: £89.95
Stock: Out of Stock