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

33 products found.

Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

** 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: £69.95
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Dow's Port, 2011

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Symington Family Estates, 2011

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Society Exhibition Vintage Port
Clearance | Was £59.95 | Now £35

The blend is put together by the Symington Family Estates for Wine Society members. Mostly made from grapes from the Cima Corgo, the nose is fresh and oral, reminiscent of rose petals, typical of the touriga nacional grape. It is sweetly avoured with a high concentration of ripe tannins that give structure and grip. Highly recommended. 2022–2035.
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Price: £35.00
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Warre's Vintage Port, 2011

Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Warre’s 2011 shows the deep opaque purple colour of youth and is layered with aromas of sweet blackberry fruit and typically perfumed floral hints of rockrose and fresh violets. On the palate the wine has great finesse and balance, with traces of minerality running through the silky tannic backbone, leading to a long velvety finish.

Reviews: "Sweet, warm and mellow, with fresh pure blackberry and black cherry fruit, yet fresh with amazing purity, concentration and depth. Seductive and compelling. Score: 94–96/100" Jamie Goode, www.thewinedetective.
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Price: £79.95
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