2011 Port Vintage Report

2011 Vintage Port Declaration: All of the major port houses have now declared the 2011 vintage as being of exceptional quality. For many shippers this is the first declaration since 2007. The avalanche of declarations started with Sogrape, owners of Sandeman and Ferriera. This has been followed by Symington, the company that owns Dows, Graham Warre and Cockburn and Taylor Fladgate owners of the Fonseca and Taylors brands.
"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. "
Charles Symington, 15 March 2013

30 products found.

Burmester Port, 2011

New

Vintage Port 75cl bottle in wooden case.

***93 Points- Wine Spectator***
***Gold Medal- Concours Mondial de Bruxelles***
***90 Points -Robert Parker***
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. The palate is similarly sweet and viscous on the mouth. It leans away from the 2011s more structured style, but it is nicely balanced and would appeal to those that like a little hedonism in their “VPs.” Tasted May 2013, Robert Parker.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, all Vintages are bottled in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia during the second spring after the harvest.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 25 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2011

New

Vintage Port 6x75cl Bottle Case

***93 Points- Wine Spectator***
***Gold Medal- Concours Mondial de Bruxelles***
***90 Points -Robert Parker***
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. The palate is similarly sweet and viscous on the mouth. It leans away from the 2011s more structured style, but it is nicely balanced and would appeal to those that like a little hedonism in their “VPs.” Tasted May 2013, Robert Parker.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, all Vintages are bottled in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia during the second spring after the harvest.
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Price: £350.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Barros Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port

The 2011 Barros is a superb example of LBV Port. It's silky texture leads to powerful flavours that are beautifully balanced. Ruby in colour on the nose there are dark ripe fruit notes, reminiscent of plum, figs and blackcurrants. Full bodied and well balanced it has ripe berry fruit and mulberry flavours.

The Barros Port 2011 Late Bottled Vintage is made by a careful selection of grapes and an extended maceration in order to obtain the necessary richness, colour and intensity needed for a LBV port. Fermentation was arrested by adding grape alcohol in order to produce a naturally sweet wine, which was bottled after 4 years in cask.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 34 in Stock

Barros Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port (CASE OF 6X75cl)

The 2011 Barros is a superb example of LBV Port. It's silky texture leads to powerful flavours that are beautifully balanced. Ruby in colour on the nose there are dark ripe fruit notes, reminiscent of plum, figs and blackcurrants. Full bodied and well balanced it has ripe berry fruit and mulberry flavours.

The Barros Port 2011 Late Bottled Vintage is made by a careful selection of grapes and an extended maceration in order to obtain the necessary richness, colour and intensity needed for a LBV port. Fermentation was arrested by adding grape alcohol in order to produce a naturally sweet wine, which was bottled after 4 years in cask.
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Price: £114.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Barros Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port (Price includes dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated) - Delicious with chocolate!

The 2011 Barros is a superb example of LBV Port. It's silky texture leads to powerful flavours that are beautifully balanced. Ruby in colour on the nose there are dark ripe fruit notes, reminiscent of plum, figs and blackcurrants. Full bodied and well balanced it has ripe berry fruit and mulberry flavours.

The Barros Port 2011 Late Bottled Vintage is made by a careful selection of grapes and an extended maceration in order to obtain the necessary richness, colour and intensity needed for a LBV port. Fermentation was arrested by adding grape alcohol in order to produce a naturally sweet wine, which was bottled after 4 years in cask.
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Price: £27.90
Stock: 13 in Stock

Calem Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port

Includes cardboard outer - this can be replaced with a gift box when you click "buy".

"Scarlet in colour, 99% opaque. Fruit led blackcurrant nose. Silky in texture, the tannins are quick to show in the rich fruit and together these give a lovely development to the palate. This is nice, straightforward and well done LBV port. 88/100. Tasted 05-Mar-15." Review on the ThePortForum.co.uk
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 52 in Stock

Calem Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single Bottle in individual presentation box as illustrated

*** 93-95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 92 Points Wine Spectator ***

With exceptional 92 points, 2011 Cálem Vintage Port is a wine that, according to Kim Marcus, of Wine Spectator, reveals flavours of "black plums, blackberries and cherries" that "vibrate on the palate" with intense notes of "dark chocolate and spices." This Vintage Port suggests a "powerful control", the result of nobles and "structured tannins", extending the finish. According to Kim Marcus, this is a Vintage Port that follows the "traditional style of wines that need time," and recommends drinking it ideally after 2018.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Chateau Leoville Poyferre, 2011

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Pavilion de Leoville Poyferre, St Julien, 2nd Wine of Chateau Leoville Poyferre

Pavillon de Léoville Poyferré is the 2nd wine of Château Léoville Poyferré, which was recognized as a Second Classified Growth in 1855. Château Léoville Poyferré has been owned and run by Cuvelier family since 1920. The arrival of Didier Cuvelieur at the head of the property in 1979, hailed a new era for the success of the domain and the restoration of Léoville Poyferré to its rightful rank among the great Médoc wines.

Elegant and distinguished, the color is deep and brilliant. It is rich with aromas of blackcurrant and toasted oak. The mouth is fruity with a very solid and persistent structure.
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Price: £28.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port

Distinctive fragrant esteva (rockrose) 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.

Reviews
""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.
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Price: £79.00
Stock: 12 in Stock

Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE (6 Litre) in oak case

A rare 6Lt bottle.

Reviews ""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

RARE DOUBLE MAGNUM FORMAT

** 95 Points - James Suckling **

Tasting note: Deep purple black 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,
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE 6.0L

Rare Imperial Format

** 95 Points - James Suckling **

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: £850.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

** 95 Points - James Suckling **

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: £49.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port

Scores & Tasting notes

** 95 Points - James Suckling, May 2013**
"Beautiful aromas of violets and blueberries with hints of blue slate. Full body, medium sweet with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. A leafy, stemmy, nutty undertone to this with hints of shaved milk chocolate. Very refined and beautiful. 5,000 cases produced of this foot-trodden wine. Try in 2021."

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,
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Price: £77.90
Stock: 4 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2011

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Reviews
"Very inky in hue, this is very tight indeed, with classic Dow dryness/austerity – firm tannins and a yet to be mined concentrated seam of minerals, black currant, berry and cherry. At this very early stage of its life, it means you are more conscious of the spirit, but this positively unshowy Port plainly has a long life ahead given its deep reserves of fruit and imposing structure. Impressively hewn."Sarah Ahmed www.thewinedetective.co.uk

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Price: £189.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port 75cl Bottle

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. This allowed deep, powerful and aromatic wines to be made on each of the Fonseca Quintas in the Távora and Pinhão valleys. 2011 has thus given Fonseca another opportunity to express the best characteristics of its vintage port to conoisseurs: its concentration of black fruits, its firm tannic grip, its dense velvety texture and its vibrant aromatics. It bears the promise of many years of development in bottle.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Graham Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The Graham’s 2011 Vintage Port 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.

Reviews:
"Though the nose is very tight, there’s an attractive whiff of violets and black pepper.
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Price: £99.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port (single bottle)

The Offley Porto Vintage 2011 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: £49.95
Stock: 9 in Stock

Offley Vintage Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port (Includes Offley thick carton box as illustrated)

Offley Late Bottled Vintage (or LBV) is a premium Porto from a single vintage, bottled between the 4th and 6th years after the harvest. It may be drunk immediately or after some ageing in bottle, according to preference. This wine is very much in the style of the prestigious Offley brand, contemporary, yet drawing on nearly 3 centuries of experience.

Deep ruby colour. Intense aroma with notes of plum and black cherry, an attractive chocolatey aspect deriving from the wood maturation, along with resin and cedar and a dash of pepper. A smooth wine with good tannins and balanced acidity, notes of chocolate and resin and a long, balanced finish.
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Price: £18.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Noval, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port

Quinta do Noval specialize in ports made from grapes they grow themselves – a terroir-driven approach to making a wine for which the norm is to blend grapes grown on different estates. Their unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage Port is exactly that, a wine that shows some of the concentration and fruit flavour of their vintage wine, but has been allowed to mellow in barrels for longer than usual. It was shipped ready to drink, but the lack of filtration makes this a wine that will improve with bottle age

Winemakers notes
"This wine is a remarkable example of the Noval style. Treated exactly like a Vintage Port with only noble grape varieties from the Quinta, trodden by foot and unfiltered.
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Price: £22.85
Stock: 30 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2011

Vintage Port

Reviews: "Fantastic: 'The legend lives'... "Could be better than the perfect 1994 and equal to the 1963.”
James Suckling gave the maximum score of 100/100 to the recent Quinta do Noval Vintage Nacional 2011!

“This wine is a mysterious phenomenon, a magical wine produced in extremely limited quantities and only in a few years each decade. It is the expression of a terroir and confirms something that is for me a deeply held belief. The Nacional is great because of the grapes and where they come from, not because of anything particular that we do. It has a unique personality, an extraordinary intensity and, even after many years of ageing, retains an astonishing youthfulness.
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Price: £1725.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L

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: £189.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle

A very rare 6 lt Bottle
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port (Comes in Sandeman Gift Tube).

The 2011 Sandeman LBV is a full and fruity late bottled vintage with a complex and intense bouquet. Aromas of mint are supported by spicy notes of truffle, pepper and hints of wood. The palate has layers of spice and fruit with firm tannins.

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Price: £16.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port (CASE of 6x75cl Bottles)

Full and fruity late bottled vintage with a complex and intense bouquet. Aromas of mint are supported by spicy notes of truffle, pepper and hints of wood. The palate has layers of spice and fruit with firm tannins.

Sandeman Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2011 was produced by the traditional port method. Aftercrushing with partial destemming, there followed a long, intense maceration during the alcoholicfermentation with the aim of extracting as much as possible of the desirable constituents presentin the skins. This was done both by foot-treading in traditional granite lagars (shallow vats) and bypumping over in stainless steel tanks with the temperature controlled to about 28ºC.
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Price: £97.95
Stock: 1 in Stock