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.

46 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: $81.14 USD
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: $30.06 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Pocas, 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: $82.10 USD
Stock: 32 in Stock

Pocas

Sale

10 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube
Special Offer | Was £22.95 | Now £19.95

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: $27.32 USD
Stock: 33 in Stock

Pocas

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: $54.71 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Pocas

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: $34.17 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Quevedo

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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: $27.39 USD
Stock: 109 in Stock

Quinta da Romaneira, 2011

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Vintage Port
Special Offer | Was £99 | Now £69

From the exceptional 2011 vintage, only 750 cases of this stunning Vintage Port were made.

95 Wine Spectator

"An exuberantly fruity style, with floral-infused raspberry, dark cherry and currant flavors that are pure and fresh. Minerally midpalate, showing mocha and peppery notes on the long, muscular finish. Pure, complex and almost monolithic. Best from 2030 through 2050. 750 cases made."

94 Wine Enthusiast

"Great berry and plum fruits leap out of the glass. It has a solid structure, to be sure, but it is the ripe character of the wine, a delicious balance between great fruit and acidity that dominates.
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Price: $94.50 USD
Stock: 115 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: $95.80 USD
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: $1,951.53 USD
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: $472.48 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2011

Quinta da Ervamoira 10 year Old Tawny with tasting glass

91 points, “Quite gripping, it is beautifully done and rather impressive, while always remaining graceful and impeccably balanced.” – Wine Advocate

Experience “The Art of Blending” with this luxurious gift pack, containing a full-sized bottle of Port and a perfectly designed glass that will show it in all its glory.

You know you’re in safe hands when the critics at Wine Advocate say: “Ramos Pinto's tawnies are very reliable, showing good concentration and balance all the time. They are typically among my favourites in their categories. You can't go wrong with them.”

This Tawny Port was created from a blend of Ports with an average age of 10 years,
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Price: $41.02 USD
Stock: 28 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: $36.91 USD
Stock: 6 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: $162.97 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2011

Vintage Port (Half 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 2011's '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 Taylor's in its structured aromatics and elegance (according to Fladgate Managing Director Adrian Bridge).
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Price: $80.80 USD
Stock: 2 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: $390.31 USD
Stock: 1 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: $1,088.75 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port Half Bottle 37.5cl

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: $82.10 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Graham's Port

10 year Old Tawny Port - 20cl Small Bottle
In Original Graham's Tube as illustrated

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. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
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Price: $13.68 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Graham's Port, 2011

10 year Old Tawny Port 4.5LT
Includes wooden presentation box

Please note that this is a 4.5Lt Special Edition

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. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
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Price: $308.14 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Messias Port

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 golden in colour, with good acidity, concentration and wood from the long ageing all come together to give a Port that is dry while very rich, with just a hint of orange marmalade flavour.

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: $34.17 USD
Stock: Out of Stock