2008 Port Vintage Report

2008 Port: An excellent vintage for ports and had it not come so soon after the outstanding 2007 vintage, may have been declared. The quality across the board is on a par with 2008 with the majority of the 2008’s possessing great color extraction. The best however, exhibit finely tuned tannins, crisp acidity and fresh, concentrated wild berry flavours.

25 products found.

Barros Port, 2008

10 Year Old Tawny Port

The 10 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'. The wine is full, fruity and stylish. A full bodied and rich port with great structure. Ideal as an aperitif or with puddings and strong cheese.
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.

Bottled in 2015
Bottle size - 75Cl
Alcohol Content - 19.5%
ABV
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Price: £22.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Burmester Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port SPECIAL OFFER | Was £25 | Now £19.95

***Gold medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014***

***95 Points- Richard Mayson***
Mature orange colour and seductive aromas of fruit cake, honey and a touch of spice. Mellifluous, smooth and suave palate yet beautifully fresh with a dusting of tannic spice on the finish.

Winemaking:
This 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 apperitive or on any other occasion.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Calem Port, 2008

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10 year old Tawny Port Gift Set

This attractive 10 year old brown-tawny colour with topaz halo. Magnificent nose with a bouquet of dried fruits, wood notes and delicious hints of chocolate. In the taste reveals itself smooth and velvety. A wine of great intensity, revealer of a magnificent tannic strength and a sumptuous elegance. Long and delightful finish.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Calem Port, 2008

10 year old Tawny Port

This attractive 10 year old brown-tawny colour with topaz halo. Magnificent nose with a bouquet of dried fruits, wood notes and delicious hints of chocolate. In the taste reveals itself smooth and velvety. A wine of great intensity, revealer of a magnificent tannic strength and a sumptuous elegance. Long and delightful finish.
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Price: £21.95
Stock: 27 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2008

Quinta Senhora da Ribera

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position, overlooking a broad sweep of the Douro.

Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent.

The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
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Price: £59.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2008

Senhora da Ribera Vintage Port- CASE of 6x75cl bottles

Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira is set in the remote, hot and dry Douro Superior and commands a magnificent north bank position, overlooking a broad sweep of the Douro. Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent. The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ferreira, 2008

Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl (Includes a Ferreira Gift Box as illustrated)

***Special release from the Ferreira Cellars***

***90 Points- Wine Spectator***

The 2008 Ferreira Late Bottled Vintage has a deep red ruby colour. Developed and aromatically intense, the wine’s bouquet harbours a strong presence of fully ripened red berries as well as subtle oak notes, such as cedar and tobacco box. In the mouth the wine reveals its excellent harmony and complexity, firm and obvious tannins, and noteworthy flavours of fully ripened red berries and chocolate. The wine possesses a fine acidity and an enormously elegant, prolonged finish.
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Price: £18.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port 500ml

Fonseca Ten Year Old Tawny Port is russet in color with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plummy finish.

Fonseca, part of the Taylor, Fladgate & yeatman stable, retain their enviable reputation for quality, specialist ports. The 10 year old, their junior tawny, is smooth, silky with a delightful russet edge; it's superb value for a well regarded producer.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port, 2008

10 Year Old Tawny Port In own wooden box

Fonseca Ten Year Old Tawny Port is russet in color with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plummy finish.

Fonseca, part of the Taylor, Fladgate & yeatman stable, retain their enviable reputation for quality, specialist ports. The 10 year old, their junior tawny, is smooth, silky with a delightful russet edge; it's superb value for a well regarded producer.
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Price: £27.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2008

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

As well as Fonseca and Guimaraens Vintage Ports, blended from the wines of all three of its properties, the firm also offers rich, velvety single quinta Vintage Ports made entirely from the produce of Quinta do Panascal. These are a pure expression of the estate's terroir.
Like Guimaraens Vintage Ports, they are made in years producing softer more approachable wines which do not need to be cellared for a long time before being enjoyed.
Located on the steep right bank of the Távora River, Panascal is one of the most highly reputed vineyards in the Douro Valley. In the words of a local saying, 'From Roncão and Panascal come the finest wines of Portugal'.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Grahams Port

10 year Old Tawny Port
Comes in Graham's Gift Tube
SPECIAL OFFER | Was £21.95 | Now £17.95

The Graham's 10 Year Old tawny reveals a deep golden-amber colour with complex aromas of orange peel, cinammon, prunes, raisins and figs. It is full bodied, with a generous flavour and a long, clean finish.

Graham's 10 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance
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Price: £17.95
Stock: 32 in Stock

Grahams Port

10 year Old Tawny Port- 20cl Small Bottle (Comes in Original Graham's Tube as illustrated)

Graham's 10 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
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Price: £7.99
Stock: 13 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2008

Quinta Santa Luiz Vintage Port

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.

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Price: £39.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Kopke Port

Sale

10 year old Tawny Port

Reviews
Attractive brown-tawny colour, with amber halo. Elegant and complex, presents spicy aromas, standing-out the dried fruits and the elegant notes of wood and honey. Smooth and round in the taste, shows its complexity upon the essence of intense dried fruits flavours. Excellent finish.

Bronze Medal at the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Nutty aromas are followed by a soft and sweet style of wine. It has just enough acidity and wood aging to keep it vibrant. Sweet fruits and molasses flavors give a smooth, attractive and fresh wine.
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide December 2014

“ Fine nose of toasted almonds with butterscotch & honey.
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Price: £22.95
Stock: 18 in Stock

Messias Port, 2008

10 Year Old White Port

A fairly rare style of port, the 10 years old white is characterised by skin contact and oxidative maturation. It is made in the same way as aged tawnies, with slow aging in pipes in the Messias lodges. The white grapes undergo a long period of skin maceration and are foot trodden. Following the addition of grape brandy, the White Port spends a year in large oak vats, followed by ageing in traditional oak pipes for a period of between 7 and 15 years.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port - Presented in an Offley Box as illustrated)

The Offley is an excellent 10 year Tawny with orange rind, marmalade, caramel and mocha flavours. The sweetness is expertly balanced within an acidic frame. Length is excellent to outstanding.

Aromas of spice cake and caramel herald a sweet, palate-coating stream of baking spice-laced nectar interweaving with espresso roast, treacle and nutty nuances that persist through the delectable aftertaste.

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Price: £19.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Ramos Pinto

Quinta de Ervamoira
10 Year old tawny Port in Retro Kiss Tin

Red Tawny, orange coloured with a touch of green.

Nose: Rounded, generous, with a light, balanced, vinous touch. Wood aromas: vanilla and old Port casks. It is of the fruity, tawny type.
Palate: Smooth and full bodied on the palate. From an initial unctuousness, there appears a fresh, soft fruit, finishing with a light, acidic, woody note.

After taste: The fresh fruit is still noticeable, entangled in the aging process in wood. Good structure and a perfect balance between fruit and alcohol.

Made with high quality wines from Quinta de Ervamoira by blending of wines from harvests from different years.
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Price: £22.50
Stock: 8 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port

10 Year Old tawny Port

The multi-awarded Sandeman 10 Year Old Tawny reveals a brick-red colour at the centre with a distinct amber-tawny rim. Gentle and fresh aromas with a soft, sweet, suave fruit palate and a touch of nutty complexity on the finish. Perfect balance.

International Wine Challenge 2015 – Silver award

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 – Commended award

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 – Silver award

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 – Silver award

International Wine Challenge 2014 – Silver award

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Outstanding


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Price: £22.00
Stock: 20 in Stock

Taylor's 10 Year Old, 2008

Tawny Port MAGNUM 1.5 Ltr (Magnum)

Please note that this is a Magnum Bottle (1.5Lt)

The Taylor's 10 Year old tawny reveals aromas of ripe berry fruit with a delicate nuttiness and notes of chocolate. Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figs, jammy and nutty flavours and a long finish.

Made from a blend of some of the best wines from several vintages, Tawny Port is aged in large wood casks for almost all their life and takes on a brick-red, tawny colour.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's 10 Year Old, 2008

Tawny Port DOUBLE MAGNUM 3 Ltr (Presented In an Individual Wood Box)

The Taylor's 10 Year old tawny reveals Deep brick colour with amber rim. Rich and elegant nose combining aromas of ripe berry fruit with a delicate nuttiness and subtle mellow notes of chocolate, butterscotch and fine oak wood. Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figgy, jammy flavours which persist on the long finish.

Made from a blend of some of the best wines from several vintages, Tawny Port is aged in large wood casks for almost all their life and takes on a brick-red, tawny colour. Taylor's 10 year old Tawny is an average of 10 years old.

Serving Suggestions
A glass of chilled 10 Year Old makes a delicious aperitif,
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Price: £125.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2008

Quinta Terra Feita Vintage Port

From the very good 2008 vintage, the Taylors Terra Feita displays an Inky purple black centre with a narrow violet rim. From the first moment the nose is drawn into a complex and powerful vortex of dense creamy blackberry, raspberry and cassis aromas fused with subtle notes of gumcistus and mint. This is classic Vintage Port with its extraordinary quality of fruit, combining power with refinement and complexity. The thickly textured tannins provide body and structure and the palate is brimming with fine concentrated black fruit flavour which flows over into the long finish.
Like those of Vargellas, the wines of the beautiful old property of Terra Feita are an essential component of the Taylor’s Vintage Port blend.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

2008 Vintage Port Presentation Box, 2008

A bottle of Taylor Terra Feita 2008 and Fonseca Guimaraens 2008 Vintage Port presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box.)

A fabulous vintage port gift from the excellent 2008 vintage.

Taylor's Vintage Port - This Single Quinta Release from Taylors Flagship estate of Quinta de Vargellas displays the density and concentration typical of the year as well as the elegance and finesse which are the hall mark of the estate.

Tasting note: Inky Black with a purple rim. Compact and stylish nose, with intense aromas of black current and wild berries wrapped around a dark nucleus of liquorice and treacle. This dense backdrop is overlaid with subtle notes of tea, rose petal, tyme and exotic wood with an attractive grapy freshness emerging as the nose develops.
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Price: £79.95
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Feuerheerd

10 Year Old Tawny

91 Points-Wine Enthusiast

This 10 years old Port is made of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and other traditional grapes from the Douro region. Feuerheerd's 10 Year Old Tawny Port has matured in oak barrels for 10 years.

The wine has a very soft texture with intense complexity and aromas of nuts, raisins and figs. Flavours of toasted coconut and caramel on the finish

It is a delicious dessert wine and is the perfect finish to any meal or to accompany sweet desserts, mince pies, cakes, milk chocolates, walnuts, nuts, crème brûlée, Roquefort and as digestive with cigars.
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Price: £19.95
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Taylor's 10 Year Old

Tawny Port (Presented in a Taylor's Pine Gift Box as illustrated)

The Taylor's 10 Year old tawny reveals aromas of ripe berry fruit with a delicate nuttiness and notes of chocolate. Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figs, jammy and nutty flavours and a long finish.

Made from a blend of some of the best wines from several vintages, Tawny Port is aged in large wood casks for almost all their life and takes on a brick-red, tawny colour. Taylor's 10 year old Tawny is an average of 10 years old.
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Price: £26.95
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Taylor's Port, 2008

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

This Single Quinta Release from Taylors Flagship estate of Quinta de Vargellas displays the density and concentration typical of the year as well as the elegance and finesse which are the hall mark of the estate.

Tasting note: Inky Black with a purple rim. Compact and stylish nose, with intense aromas of black current and wild berries wrapped around a dark nucleus of liquorice and treacle. This dense backdrop is overlaid with subtle notes of tea, rose petal, tyme and exotic wood with an attractive grapy freshness emerging as the nose develops. As usual with the Vargellas, the nose shows exceptional purity and resolution but is seductive in its complexity.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: Out of Stock