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.

52 products found.

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: $31.19 USD
Stock: 22 in Stock

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: $84.20 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2011

Vintage Port
With 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: $99.41 USD
Stock: 60 in Stock

Pocas Port

10 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube

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: $28.37 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Pocas Port

10 Year Old Tawny port
Special Decanter Edition Collectors Pack

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: $56.78 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Pocas Port, 2011

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: $35.46 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Quevedo

10 Year Old Tawny port

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: $28.35 USD
Stock: 34 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: $99.41 USD
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: $99.41 USD
Stock: 4 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: $2,025.17 USD
Stock: 1 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: $1,414.07 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: $490.31 USD
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: $38.30 USD
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: $169.12 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2011

Vintage Port MAGNUM

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: $284.16 USD
Stock: 1 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: $83.85 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: $1,129.83 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Palmer Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £21.95 | Now £16.95 Best Value 10 Year Old Tawny

Announcing the arrival of the outstanding Palmer 10 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 10 Year tawny has a clear, medium tawny garnet colour feathering to a pale orange hued yellow tipped rim. Dried orange peel, light brown sugar, dusty slate, and baking yeast aromas. Maraschino cherry, bitter orange, anise, soft baking spice, and crushed earthy rock flavors. Medium body, bright acidity, and a softly sweet burnt sugar and cherry liquor finish.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright and protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: $24.09 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port 500ml

Fonseca Ten Year Old Tawny Port is russet in color with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plummy finish.

Fonseca, part of the Taylor, Fladgate & yeatman stable, retain their enviable reputation for quality, specialist ports. The 10 year old, their junior tawny, is smooth, silky with a delightful russet edge; it's superb value for a well regarded producer.
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Price: $35.46 USD
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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: $78.09 USD
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Graham's Port, 2011

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

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: $85.20 USD
Stock: Out of 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: $142.05 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Messias Port, 2011

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 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: $28.35 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Niepoort Port, 2011

BIOMA Vinha Velha Vintage Port - Last 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: $211.76 USD
Stock: Out of 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: $112.98 USD
Stock: Out of Stock