2009 Port Vintage Report

Ports from 2009 make an excellent 10 year old wine gift for a 10 year anniversary. The 2009 Port was declared as a vintage by the Taylor Fladgate Partnership covering Taylor, Fonseca and Croft - it will be remembered as a year of low yields, which produced wines of massive density and scale. This was partly the result of a small amount of fruit produced across all grape varieties, as well as the very dry summer during which there was no rainfall from July through to harvest time in September.

31 products found.

Palmer Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port

Announcing the arrival of Palmer 10 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 10 Year tawny has Clear, medium tawny garnet color feathering to a pale orange hued yellow tipped rim. Dried orange peel, light brown sugar, dusty slate, and baking yeast aromas. Maraschino cherry, bitter orange, anise, soft baking spice, and crushed earthy rock flavors. Medium body, bright acidity, and a softly sweet burnt sugar and cherry liquor 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: £18.95
Stock: 52 in Stock

Barros Port, 2009

10 Year Old Tawny Port

***95 Points- Gold Medal- Decanter Wine Awards***
Markedly rich and rolling style, with soft fruit cake aromas, dried spices and peanut brittle. Crushed almonds coat the smooth red and black fruits on the palate, which finishes textural and warm.

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.
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Price: £22.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2009

Quinta de Arnozelo Vintage Port, presented in wooden case.

Opaque purple colour. Complex aroma and lush, black fruit (blackberry, cassis), notes of molasses. The palate is round and delicious with a black fruit aroma. Very balanced and structured with an endless fruity finish.

The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2009

Quinta de Arnozelo Vintage Port 6x75cl Bottle Case

Tasting Notes
Opaque purple color. Complex aroma and lush, black fruit (blackberry, cassis), notes of molasses. The palate is round and delicious with a black fruit aroma. Very balanced and structured with an endless fruity finish.


Location
The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce.
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Price: £280.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Burmester Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port - 6x75cl Bottle Case

***95 Points- Gold Medal- Decanter Wine Awards***
***Gold medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014***
***92 Points Jamie Goode***

Markedly rich and rolling style, with soft fruit cake aromas, dried spices and peanut brittle. Crushed almonds coat the smooth red and black fruits on the palate, which finishes textural and warm.

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.
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Price: £140.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Burmester Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port In Gift Tubes Special Offer | Was £25.00 | Now £19.95

***95 Points- Gold Medal- Decanter Wine Awards***
***Gold medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014***
***92 Points Jamie Goode***

Markedly rich and rolling style, with soft fruit cake aromas, dried spices and peanut brittle. Crushed almonds coat the smooth red and black fruits on the palate, which finishes textural and warm.

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.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 2 in Stock

Calem Port, 2009

10 year old Tawny Port
Presented in original Calem wooden Gift Box

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: 12 in Stock

Croft Port, 2009

Vintage Port HALF Bottle 37.5cl

The Croft Vintage Port 2009 is a deep purple black colour. The nose combines an opulent and seductive fruitiness with an intricate kaleidoscope of complex multidimensional aroma. Pungent resiny scents of eucalyptus and rock rose, notes of lychee and passion-fruit combine with exotic hints of leather, musk and cedar. The palate is round and velvety and the dense but well integrated tannins are wrapped in a cloak of succulent berry fruit flavour. The jammy fruit carries through into the finish where it is lifted by an attractive crispness and pungency.


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Price: £29.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Croft Port, 2009

Vintage Port MAGNUM Bottle 1.5Lt

Note this is a rare MAGNUM format.
The Croft Vintage Port 2009 is a deep purple black colour. The nose combines an opulent and seductive fruitiness with an intricate kaleidoscope of complex multidimensional aroma. Pungent resiny scents of eucalyptus and rock rose, notes of lychee and passion-fruit combine with exotic hints of leather, musk and cedar. The palate is round and velvety and the dense but well integrated tannins are wrapped in a cloak of succulent berry fruit flavour. The jammy fruit carries through into the finish where it is lifted by an attractive crispness and pungency.


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Price: £195.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port

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: 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: 8 in Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port, 2009

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, 2009

Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6lt Bottle

A very rare 6 lt Bottle
Impenetrable black colour. A classic Fonseca nose dominated by an exuberant, hedonistic fruitiness, a powerful redolence of dark dense blackberry and blackcurrant which slowly releases a heady mix of spicy and herbal aromas, seductive notes of coffee and cocoa, hints of prune and wild scents of gumcistus. The thick velvety tannins give the wine a voluptuous density, integrating effortlessly with the sumptuous infusion of blackberry jam, dark chocolate and liquorice which coats the palate. The tannins are also present on the finish which brims with blackberry and blackcurrant flavour.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2009

10 year Old Tawny Port 4.5LT

Please note that this is a 4.5Lt Special Edition

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: £225.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham's Port

10 year Old Tawny Port
Comes in Graham's Gift Tube

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: £21.95
Stock: 59 in Stock

Kopke Port

10 year old White Port (Half bottle 37.5cl, presented in Kopke wooden box).

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

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: £29.95
Stock: 12 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: £24.95
Stock: 18 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2009

Quinta Santa Luiz Vintage Port

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Vintage or “bottle-aged” ports must receive approval of the Port Wine Institute to declare a vintage of recognized quality. Then, the entire vintage must be bottled between the second and third year. Since it improves in the bottle, it maintains its red color and red fruit flavors. It often takes 10 or more years to smooth the tannins and develop to its full potential,
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Price: £48.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Messias Port

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10 year old Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl (Presented in a leather effect Dark Mocha gift box with Silk Liner)

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: £24.95
Stock: 58 in Stock

Messias Port, 2009

Quinta do Cachao Single Quinta Vintage Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol Content: 20% ABV

Drink Now-2040.
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Price: £39.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias Port, 2009

Vintage Port - SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol Content: 20% ABV

Drink Now-2040.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

Pocas Port

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10 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube
Special Offer Save 20% | was £22.95 | Now £19.12

A great offering from The House of Poças, this Port is a result from a combination of different wines, from various harvests throughout the years, matured in wood, equalling an average age of 10 years. Caramel and nutty aromas enriched by scents of warm roasted coffee. Rich and rounded on the palate with notes of date and fig. Fresh, seductive and well-made.

Tawny colour. Woody bouquet of dried fruits and raisins. Fruity and well matched with the wood. Full-bodied, irresistible and complex, with a long lasting finish of dried plums.-91 points Wine Enthusiast.

Store and Serve Advice:
It should be served at room temperature 18ºC/64ºF or slightly chilled and stored upright.
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Price: £19.12
Stock: 22 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 2009

10 Year Old Tawny port

90 pts Robert Parker -

"Color light brown with hints of orange. Aroma very balanced with flavors of dried fruit, cinnamon and a certain floral note. Well defined aromas of wood, resulting from ageing in very old oak. On the palate light coffee beans. Nice lingering finish." Robert Parker Wine Advocate.

The colour is light and brown with hints of orange due to the long ageing in oak cask. Flavour is balanced with notes of dried fruit, cinnamon and a walnuts. On the palate the nutty flavours predominate, along with a touch of coffee and chocolate.


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Price: £18.95
Stock: 33 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: 4 in Stock

Skeffington Port, 2009

Vintage Port

** 89 points - Neil Martin **

Possibly the bargain of the vintage. Restrained on the nose, intensely perfumed and dominated by Gala melons. Smooth, medium-bodied entry initially with modest levels of fruit. Patience and air allows the fruit to blossom and the tannins to show. The fruit grows to surprising levels - an intriguing and intense mix of raspberries and blackcurrants. Curry powder tingles on the aftertaste before giving way to a long and powerful finish of blackberries.

Reviews
Jancis Robinson:"Very deep purple with a notably `warm` nose reminiscent of raisins. Notably high volatile acidity and masses of smudgy, pruney, sweet fruit.
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Price: £49.00
Stock: 1 in Stock