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 10 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year, reaching their peak between 2020 and 2050, perhaps even onwards.

42 products found.

Offley Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single 75cl Bottle in gift box

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: £59.25
Stock: 16 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: £21.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Pocas Port

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10 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube
Special Offer | Was £22.95 | Now £20

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: £20.00
Stock: 41 in Stock

Pocas Port

10 Year Old Tawny port
Special Decanter Edition Collectors Pack

A great offering from The House of Poças, this10 Year Old Tawny 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: 3 in Stock

Pocas Port

10 Year Old WHITE Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube

90 pts Robert Parker - Golden color with notes of caramel, citrus and milk cream. Very elegant in the mouth, smooth and evolving. End of mouth long, soft and leaving a trail of fruit very pleasant.

Store and Serve Advice:
It should be served at room temperature 18ºC/64ºF or slightly chilled and stored upright.

Food Pairing:
Splendid with cheese, pastry, sweets, nuts, light puddings and cakes or on its own.
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Price: £24.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2011

Vintage Port
With own Cardboard Presentation Box

Review Scores
94 pts Wine Spectator - This is one of the very few Ports where you can discern a scintilla of over-ripeness on the prune and raisin-scented bouquet. It is very heady, but there is a little nail-varnish in the background. The palate is smooth and viscous on the entry – a hedonistic, fiery, honeyed, almost “unctuous” Vintage Port that needs to develop more restraint and reserve on the finish, which is slightly cloying.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 59 in Stock

Quevedo

10 Year Old Tawny port
Special Offer | Was £24.95 | Now £20

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: £20.00
Stock: 120 in Stock

Quinta de la Rosa, 2011

Late Bottled Vintage Port
MAGNUM

The 1999 Late Bottled Vintage Port from Quinta de al Rosa is now a red orange colour. Nose of sweet black cherry, alcohol and cocoa. Flavour starts with sweet cherry and raisins, followed by some cherry-chocolate. Very smooth and pleasant.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Quinta so Noval Nacional is "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.
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Price: £1,425.00
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

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: 9 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2011

Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port
Single Bottle

Review Scores
*** 99 Points Wine Enthusiast - Jancis ***
*** 96+ - Wine Advocate ***
*** 96 Points James Suckling ***

Tasting Notes
99 points Wine Enthusiast
The sweetness of the wine vies with the acidity to bring out a dense structure, black currant flavors and firm tannins that are strongly integrated into the ripe texture. This is a gorgeous, dense, concentrated wine, coming into balance while showing great structure and potential. (9/2013)



96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark As a reminder, the Vinha Vilha is a selection of old vine fruit from the terraces of Polverinho and Renova do Armazem.
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Price: £285.00
Stock: 2 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: £795.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Barros Port, 2011

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: £23.95
Stock: Out of 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: Out of Stock

Dow's Port, 2011

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

Ramos Pinto

10 Year old tawny Port

Red Tawny, orange coloured with a touch of green.

Nose: Rounded, generous, with a light, balanced, vinous touch. Wood aromas: vanilla and old Port casks. It is of the fruity, tawny type.
Palate: Smooth and full bodied on the palate. From an initial unctuousness, there appears a fresh, soft fruit, finishing with a light, acidic, woody note.

After taste: The fresh fruit is still noticeable, entangled in the aging process in wood. Good structure and a perfect balance between fruit and alcohol.

Made with high quality wines from Quinta de Ervamoira by blending of wines from harvests from different years.
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Price: £27.95
Stock: Out of Stock