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.

15 products found.

Palmer Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £21.95 | Now £16.95 Best Value 10 Year Old Tawny

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

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 10 Year tawny has a clear, medium tawny garnet colour 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 and protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: £16.95
Stock: 18 in Stock

Andresen, 2010

New

10 Year Old White Port

91 pts Wine Enthusiast - It shows the typical characteristics of 10 year old tawny, but with the delicacy which comes with white Porto. Ripe quince, a hint of honey and wild flower aromas spring to mind.
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Price: £17.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

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: 51 in Stock

Burmester Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port In Gift Tubes

***95 Points- Gold Medal- Decanter Wine Awards***
***Gold medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014***
***92 Points Jamie Goode***
A 2009 vintage Port Wine from Burmester Port.
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: £24.95
Stock: 31 in Stock

Graham's Port

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

This is a beautifully deep, rich tawny style, with almond and hazelnut aromas combined with notes of honey and figs. It's packed with mellow, raisin fruit and fig flavours, with a long, luscious caramel-flavoured finish.

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.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2010

Quinta Santa Luiz Vintage Port

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: 38 in Stock

Messias Port

10 year old Tawny Port- SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

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: £26.95
Stock: 94 in Stock

Messias Port, 2010

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: 6 in Stock

Offley 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: 17 in Stock

Pocas Port

10 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube

A great offering from The House of Poças, this 2009 vintage Port Wine 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: £19.96
Stock: 9 in Stock

Pocas Port

10 Year Old Tawny port
Special Decanter Edition Collectors Pack

A great offering from The House of Poças, this 2009 vintage Port Wine 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: £39.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Quevedo

10 Year Old Tawny port

A 10-Year- Old Tawny Port Wine from Quevedo. The colour is light and brown with hints of orange due to the long ageing in oak cask. The nose is filled with aromas of dried fruit, cinnamon and walnuts. On the palate the nutty flavours predominate, along with a touch of coffee and chocolate.

"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, 90 / 100 points.

Quevedo is part of a new generation of small family wineries based in the Douro.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 53 in Stock

Taylor's 10 Year Old

Tawny Port (Presented in a Taylor's branded tube 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: 6 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2010

Dow's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Dow's 10 Year Old Tawny Port was relaunched in 2019, after an absence from the market for a number of years. This 10 year old has an amber golden colour, soft and rich on the palate with a fine and mellow fruit flavour blending in with the almond overtones of prolonged cask aging. A very fine Port to be savoured in a reasonable sized glass so that the aromas and colour can be appreciated. Serve slightly chilled in warm weather.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port 500ml

A 2009 vintage Tawny Port Wine from Fonseca. 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: Out of Stock