2011 Port Vintage Report


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The 2011 Port vintage is hailed as a legendary vintage one of the best in decades. All of the major port houses declared the 2011 Port vintage as being of exceptional quality. The avalanche of declarations started with Sogrape, owners of Sandeman and Ferreira, followed by Symington, the company that owns Dows, Graham, Warre, Smith Woodhouse and Cockburn and then Taylor Fladgate, owners of the Fonseca, Croft and Taylor's brands. According to Charles Symington, "The 2011 Vintage Ports are characterised by an unusual combination of elegance with power and structure. Whereas “elegant” usually implies lighter-bodied, the 2011s have fantastic aromas and great elegance but are big wines - not an easy balance to achieve." These ports would be an excellent 8 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year, reaching their peak between 2020 and 2050, perhaps even onwards.

25 products found.

2011 Croft, 2011

Vintage Port

A 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft. The near perfect viticultural conditions which prevailed in the Douro Valley in 2011 was bound to allow for great things in Croft's highly regarded Quinta da Roêda. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish.
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Price: £75.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

2011 Messias Port, 2011

Vintage Port (Includes Free Leather effect gift box)

A 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Messias Port. 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.


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Price: £69.95
Stock: 17 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2011

Vintage Port - Single Bottle in Presentation Box

The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "intensely fruity" wine with great complexity and concentration, notes of "raspberries, black plums and wild cherries." This wine offers a "refined finish" with a touch of "dark chocolate, tea and brown sugar." It is a wine that, according to the critic, is ready to drink but has the ability to continue ageing during the next three decades.

"The 2011 J W Burmester has a sweeter, comparatively floral bouquet with open, generous scents of ripe dates, black plum and raisin that need to show a little more restraint.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: 27 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2011

Vintage Port 6x75cl Bottle Case

These 2011 Vintage Port Wines from Burmester are bottled in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia during the second spring after the harvest; this has been the process since the beginning of the 20th century. Produced according to the traditional method of foot treading in classic stone "lagares", a Vintage is only declared in years of outstanding and exceptional quality.

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: £350.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Cockburn is distinctively fragrant with esteva (rockrose) on the nose, indicative of the substantial Touriga Nacional contribution to the final blend. In the mouth there is a wonderful, pure fruit quality (red cherries and strawberry) denoting the fresh acidity, which underpins the wine's structure and balance. A wine of great finesse and poise.

Cockburn's 2011 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.

"Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE (6 Litre) in oak case

A rare 6Lt bottle of the 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Cockburn Port.

"Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish. This is muscular, toned and intense. Superb: the greatest ever vintage Port from here! This is tasting much better than from barrel. 3,000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try after 2024." 98 Points James Suckling
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Price: £895.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0L

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft is deep purple black in colour. The complex seductive nose has the archetypal Croft opulence but displays impressive depth, background and reserves of aroma. A rich, powerful fruitiness provides the backdrop for heady scents of blossom and rock rose. Luscious ripe berry fruit flavour surges though the palate. The wine’s velvety texture is underpinned by taut, muscular, perfectly integrated tannins, which provide stamina with an attractive firmness and vigour to the finish. More virile and structured than some recent Vintages from this classic house, the 2011 nevertheless displays all the rich ripe fruitiness and exotic scented character associated with the Croft house style.
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Price: £245.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE 6.0L

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft comes from the near perfect viticultural conditions in the Douro Valley and Croft's highly regarded Quinta da Roêda during 2011. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish.
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Price: £850.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The Graham’s 2011 Vintage Port Wine is a profound and complex wine of incredible intensity. Purple-black to the rim, this wine gives fine aromas of blue-violets, black China tea and ripe red fruit. On the palate, it offers an initial taste of powerful and vigorous fruit, merging into flavours of bitter black chocolate and fine acidity with balanced and mature, but not dry, tannins. The final flavour is clean and perfectly defined. This wine will age well, evolving into a finely balanced and elegant wine in the decades to come.

"Though the nose is very tight, there’s an attractive whiff of violets and black pepper.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Messias Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Messias is an exceptional value port from an outstanding year! 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.


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Price: £64.95
Stock: 32 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single Bottle

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Niepoort is a blend of several Cima Corgo vineyards & (old field blend) varieties including; Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão and Touriga Nacional and was 100% foot trodden in granite lagares with 100% stems. The wine was aged for 2 years in “toneis” and some pipes. A vibrant Port in colour and on the palate with lovely florality – violets – and black pepper lift to its well defined its sweet, ripe, juicy and intense swathes of berry and plum fruit. Long and persistent with a ripe but palpable chassis of tannins. Already so charming and elegant such is its exquisite balance – built for the long haul.
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Price: £139.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2011

BIOMA Vinha Velha Vintage Port - Single Bottle.

The 2011 Bioma “Vinha Velha”, is a single vineyard Vintage Port Wine from aged vines at Vinha da Pisca (mostly + 80 years old), which is cultivated organically. A hot site, which produces impressive tannins, it formed the backbone of Niepoort Vintage Ports for many years. However,the best parcels were set aside for this wine in 2011, 2009, 2008 and (known then as Pisca) in 2007. Like Niepoort Vintage Port, Bioma was 100% foot trodden with 100% stems. It was then aged in pipes (550 litre)and will be bottled in the third year after the harvest (2014) which, says Niepoort, is what happened in the “old days” when wines were shipped to England in pipes, and bottled later.
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Price: £149.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Niepoort Port, 2011

Vintage Port Magnum

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Niepoort is a blend of several Cima Corgo vineyards & (old field blend) varieties including; Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão and Touriga Nacional was 100% foot trodden in granite lagares with 100% stems. The wine was aged for 2 years in “toneis” and some pipes. A vibrant Port in colour and on the palate with lovely florality – violets – and black pepper lift to its well defined its sweet, ripe, juicy and intense swathes of berry and plum fruit. Long and persistent with a ripe but palpable chassis of tannins. Already so charming and elegant such is its exquisite balance – built for the long haul.
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Price: £239.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single 75cl Bottle

The Offley Porto Vintage 2011 Port Wine is produced from Quinta da Boavista and other vineyards in the Pinhão area. Sogrape describes it as: "A wine with an extremely intense colour. A deep, almost-opaque, red. Exceptionally rich aromatically. Black fruits of the forest, especially plum, stand out in the nose, with woody notes of pine and cedar, floral tones of rockrose, hints of sous bois, and spices such as cloves and nutmeg. On the palate, an excellent body, well-present acidity, lively yet well-integrated tannins and hints of black forest fruits, again plum, but also cherry. An intense and persistent finish.
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Price: £49.25
Stock: 11 in Stock

Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The Quinta de Roriz 2011 Vintage Port has a powerful, floral nose with hints of tar and green tobacco. On the palate there is fresh blackberry and red plum, finishing with liquorice and mineral elements.

Quinta de Roriz 2011 Vintage Port is the first to be made by Prats & Symington, who purchased the quinta in 2009.

The varietals in the blend include 42% Touriga Nacional and 28% Touriga Franca, as well as two more unusual but classic Port grapes: 18% Tinta Francisca and 12% Sousão.

The Quinta de Roriz 2011 Vintage Port has a powerful, floral nose with hints of tar and green tobacco.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Quinta do Noval is very seductive with lovely fresh floral notes on the nose, many delicate complex aromas such as violets. Wonderful purity and fresh precision of fruit. Intense concentration, but delicate at the same time. Fine long tannins. Quinta do Noval itself lies perfectly situated along a steep hillside in the heart of the Douro Valley where the vines flourish and produce the highest-grade fruit. Noval today appears to be thriving under Managing Director Christian Seely, ensuring that their Vintage Port remains one of the most sought-after wines.


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Price: £119.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Quinta do Noval is very seductive with lovely fresh floral notes on the nose, many delicate complex aromas such as violets. Wonderful purity and fresh precision of fruit. Intense concentration, but delicate at the same time. Fine long tannins. Quinta do Noval itself lies perfectly situated along a steep hillside in the heart of the Douro Valley where the vines flourish and produce the highest-grade fruit. Noval today appears to be thriving under Managing Director Christian Seely, ensuring that their Vintage Port remains one of the most sought-after wines.


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Price: £119.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port single bottle

Quinta do Vesuvio 2011 Vintage Port is a beautiful, powerful and aromatic wine with a heady floral fragrance. On the palate it gives sumptuous liquorice and blueberry flavours, which coat the well-integrated peppery tannins. A crisp acidity underscores the wine’s profile, revealing a wine that is supple, yet taut. This is a beautifully balanced wine with the classic Vesuvio velvet-like elegance that has turned this Quinta into one of the greatest producers of Vintage Port in the Douro over the last 20 years.
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Price: £79.50
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle

A very rare 2011 Vintage Port Wine 6 lt Bottle from Quinta do Vesuvio.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2011

Vintage Port (MAGNUM) in original wooden case.

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Ramos Pinto is deep purple in colour, typical of a young classic Vintage. Elegant and fragrant aroma, a denoted fresh and fruity nose of raspberry and ripened plum, with a touch of resin and mint. In the mouth, it is soft yet full-bodied, a solid structure of polished tannins supports the ripe red fruit, a touch of mineral and freshness, notes of mint and dark chocolate. Power and very tasty end. A classic Vintage.
***96 points Wine Spectator***
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Price: £345.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine is "from c. 30 year old block planted vines at Quinta do Vau and Quinta do Seixo (Cima Corgo) this blend comprises 40% Touriga Franca (according to Sottomayer, “the strongest, most structured variety”), 40% Touriga Nacional (“elegance and harmony”), 10% Tinta Roriz, 5% Tinta Cão (“for good acidity”) and 5% Sousão (“to increase colour”). It is a marvellously mineral Port with deep, dark reserves of inky fruit well supported by a charge of sootily fine, schistous tannins. A tightly focused laser beam of blackcurrant and glossier cassis fruit is laced with notes of liquorice and cedar and, as it opens up in the glass, tremendous lift of eucalypt and violets.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single Bottle

The 2011 Taylor's Vintage Port Wine is made only in exceptional years, following the rigorous selection and tasting process to meet the requirements for declaration. Historically Taylor's has only declared a maximum of 3 vintages per decade. 2011 has been hailed as a classic vintage by all accounts. Ideal ripening conditions in this year have led Fladgate wine-maker David Guimaraens to conclude that the 2011s 'stand out for the purity of the fruit and the quality of the tannins, which are silky and well integrated but provide plenty of structure. The 2011 vintage is textbook Taylors in its structured aromatics and elegance (according to Fladgate Managing Director Adrian Bridge).
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single Bottle

The 2011 Taylor's Vintage Port Wine is made only in exceptional years, following the rigorous selection and tasting process to meet the requirements for declaration. Historically Taylor's has only declared a maximum of 3 vintages per decade. 2011 has been hailed as a classic vintage by all accounts. Ideal ripening conditions in this year have led Fladgate wine-maker David Guimaraens to conclude that the 2011s 'stand out for the purity of the fruit and the quality of the tannins, which are silky and well integrated but provide plenty of structure. The 2011 vintage is textbook Taylors in its structured aromatics and elegance (according to Fladgate Managing Director Adrian Bridge).
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Price: £89.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Warre's Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle

A very rare 6 lt Bottle of the 2011 Vintage Port from Warre's.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port 75cl Bottle

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Fonseca has been described as "heady, opulent nose. Completely enveloping, Smells as though there is going to be the most fabulous texture. Wow! All stops pulled out for this one. It's all absolutely gorgeous intensity of sweet fruit on the front palate and then gradually the schist and structure reveal themselves. This is really wonderful stuff. So tempting to sip it decades before it is ready." Jancisrobinson.com

Fonseca declares its vintages only in the most exceptional of years, and in 2011, like many, Fonseca benefitted from a perfect ending to the growing season, ensuring optimum ripeness for their grapes.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: Out of Stock