2010 Port Vintage Report

After three very dry years, the winter of 2009-2010 saw an extraordinary change, with heavy rains for six months in a row. The viticultural year progressed well until July and August, when there was not one drop of rain. Temperatures in excess of 35ºC throughout most of August slowed the maturation cycle, as the vines cannot photosynthesise and mature the grapes properly in conditions of continued extreme heat. As a result the harvest began 5 days later than usual, but was conducted under mostly perfect conditions with a few welcome light showers in early September and only one overnight rainfall in early October.

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Burmester Port, 2010

Quinta de Arnozelo Vintage Port

A 2010 Vintage Port Wine from Burmester.

Tasting Notes
Red and black fruit in the aroma, with much youth, blackberry compote. Very attractive in the mouth, elegant and with a beautiful presence, it proves very lively and fresh with citrus notes to mark presence. Will mature over the next 10-15 years.

Food Pairing
The association of Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations. The soft buttery texture, mellow character and piquancy of the cheese are perfectly matched by the powerfully majestic flavours of the Vintage Port.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 42 in Stock

Calem Port, 2010

Vintage Port
Presented in original gift box

The 2010 Calem Vintage port is subtle on the nose, with notes of very ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and spice. With a powerful and intense structure, it shows a balance between acidity and sweetness that confers creaminess and sophistication. A long finish, with lingering fruit, this port is for the long haul.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 60 in Stock

Calem Port, 2010

Vintage Port
Presented in original gift box

The 2010 Calem Vintage port is subtle on the nose, with notes of very ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and spice. With a powerful and intense structure, it shows a balance between acidity and sweetness that confers creaminess and sophistication. A long finish, with lingering fruit, this port is for the long haul.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 60 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2010

Quinta Santa Luiz Vintage Port
In Kopke Wooden Open Lid Gift Box

This 2010 Vintage Port Wine comes from Kopke Port; 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 recognised quality. Then, the entire vintage must be bottled between the second and third year. Since it improves in the bottle, it maintains its red colour and red fruit flavors.
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Price: £48.95
Stock: 18 in Stock