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.

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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: 7 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: 11 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2008

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port


The wines of Quinta Do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. Being one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Douro Valley, these ports are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir. These wines are approachable at an earlier stage but still offering the exceptional structure to lay down and enjoy a delicious vintage port for years to come.

***95 Points - Jamie Goode ***
"Beautiful nose: sweet blackcurrant fruit with a savoury spiciness and some blackcurrant bud richness. The palate is dense and spicy with great concentration and lovely savouriness.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 5 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: 6 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: 2 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
Stock: Out of Stock

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