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.

27 products found.

Burmester Port

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10 Year Old Tawny Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

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

***92 Points Jamie Goode***
Nice rich colour. Good viscosity, quite sweet, medium bodied. Not much in terms of complexity, but a nice nose/palate of roasted nuts & raisin. Everything else in balance.

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 aperitive or on any other ocasion.
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Price: £140.00
Stock: 14 in Stock

Burmester Port

New

10 Year Old Tawny Port

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

***92 Points Jamie Goode***
Nice rich colour. Good viscosity, quite sweet, medium bodied. Not much in terms of complexity, but a nice nose/palate of roasted nuts & raisin. Everything else in balance.

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 aperitive or on any other ocasion.
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Price: £25.00
Stock: 19 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.

17,5 pts Wine Mag PT - Concentrated violet. The nose is floral, fresh, full of herbs, orange peel, lemon and ripe black fruit too. Powerful, citrus, bulky and with fine tannins but full.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Kopke Port

10 year old White Port (Half bottle 37.5cl, presented in Kopke wooden box).
Special Offer was £29.50 | Now £20.50

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.

Review:
This wonderful, medium-sweet style has just begun to make an impact on the UK palate. One taste and you’re hooked on its sweet citrus and lemon verbena finish balance by good acidity like an expensive sauternes. Oak-aged for 5 years, the wine is produced from a variety of white grapes, including Malvasia Fina.
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Price: £20.50
Stock: 2 in Stock

Kopke Port

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: 13 in Stock

2008 Vintage Port Presentation Box, 2008

A bottle of Taylor Terra Feita 2008 and Fonseca Guimaraens 2008 Vintage Port 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: £84.95
Stock: 7 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: 8 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: 4 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: 17 in Stock

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
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port 500ml- In own gift 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: £19.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2008

Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port

Very deep purple black with violet highlights. As would be expected of a Guimaraens Vintage Port, the first impression on the nose is of a powerful detonation of blackberry, cassis, strawberry and woodland fruit. These exuberant berry aromas are seasoned with notes of coffee, treacle and spice and surrounded by a fragrant balsamic aura of gumcistus and mint. The intense fruit flows through the palate like a thick blackcurrant coulis. The palate is supported by a taut fabric of closely woven tannins and the long finish resounds with a final blast of sumptuous ripe berry flavour.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2008

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

***95 Points - Jamie Goode ***


From the very good 2008 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers an opaque purple black with a narrow mOpaque purple colour with narrow violet rim. The nose opens with an unrestrained surge of dense concentrated cassis and black cherry laced with a sumptuous confection of molasses and dark chocolate.
As it develops, notes of damson and plum emerge from the seemingly impenetrable layer of dark berry fruit followed by heady scents of aromatic herbs and exotic notes of black pepper and sandalwood.
On the palate the wine's rich luscious fruitiness combines with the close grained and wonderfully integrated tannins to produce an unrestrained eruption of texture and flavour.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Graham Port

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

This makes a great stocking filler.


***92 Points- Wine Enthusiast***
"This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with delicate, well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa powder. The plush, mouthfilling finish of cream, vanilla and raspberry is fresh and balanced. Drink now."

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.
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Price: £7.99
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias Port, 2008

10 Year Old White Port
Special Offer was £18.95 | Now 14.95

*** 90 pts Robert Parker ***

Dry golden white colour. On the nose stand out vanilla and spice notes, allied to a floral touch. In the mouth confirms all these aromas, combining a subtle wood and a good acidity confer unique characteristics to this wine.
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Price: £14.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

Messias Port

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10 year old Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Comes in a leather effect Dark Mocha gift box with Silk Liner)
Special Offer | WAS £32.95 | NOW £19.95

The 10 year Messias Tawny has bags of spice, caramel, marmalade, nutty and fig flavours. Wonderfully viscous and warm on the palate, it delivers a fully textured and well-structured river of dried fruit flavours.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 42 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port- Comes in Offley carton 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: 14 in Stock

Ramos Pinto

Quinta de Ervamoira
10 Year old tawny Port in Retro Kiss Tin
Delicious with caramel desserts.

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: £28.95
Stock: 23 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

20% ABV
75cl
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Price: £22.00
Stock: 33 in Stock

Taylor's 10 Year Old, 2008

Tawny Port MAGNUM 1.5 Ltr

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. Taylor's 10 year old Tawny is an average of 10 years old.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's 10 Year Old, 2008

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

Please note that this is a Double Magnum Bottle (3Lt)

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.
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Price: £125.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's 10 Year Old

Tawny Port (Includes Taylors 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
Stock: 2 in 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: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2008

Quinta Terra Feita Vintage Port

*** 96 points Jamie Goode - Wine Anorak ***


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.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 12 in Stock