2012 Port Vintage Report


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The 2012 port vintage was always going to be in the shadow of the outstanding 2011 vintage. An early drought led to a very small crop, but some excellent ports were produced. Quinta do Noval and Quinta do Vesuvio declared the vintage, whilst the bigger port shippers opted to make Single Quintas. Head Winemaker at Taylor Fladgate, David Guimaraens, noted: “A dry winter followed by a cool spring led to low yields but plenty of aromatic intensity. The cool ripening season was balanced by healthy growth, giving the resulting Ports crisp acidity and a remarkable purity of fruit.” These ports, whether Vintage or Single Quinta, would make a brilliant 10 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

28 products found.

2012 Burmester Port

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Quinta de Arnozelo Vintage Port
Includes original Gift Box
Special Offer Was £59.95 | Now £34.95

A 2012 Vintage Port Wine from Burmester Port.

Tasting Notes
Red and black fruit in the aroma, with much youth, blackberry compote. Very attractive in the mouth, elegant and with a beautiful presence, it proves very lively and fresh with citrus notes to mark presence. Will mature over the next 10-15 years.

Reviews
89 Points Wine Advocate Mark Squires Apr 2015.
The 2012 Quinta do Arnozelo is a single-quinta Port bottled in July, 2014. A 50/50 blend of Touriga Nacional (50%) and Touriga Franca (50%) sourced from vines over 25 years of age, it comes in at 88 grams per liter of residual sugar.
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Price: $48.75 USD
Stock: 252 in Stock

Sandeman Port

10 Year Old tawny Port

The multi-awarded Sandeman 10 Year Old Tawny reveals a brick-red colour at the centre with a distinct amber-tawny rim. Gentle and fresh aromas with a soft, sweet, suave fruit palate and a touch of nutty complexity on the finish. Perfect balance.

International Wine Challenge 2015 – Silver award

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 – Commended award

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 – Silver award

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 – Silver award

International Wine Challenge 2014 – Silver award

International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Outstanding


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Price: $34.80 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Barros Port, 2012

Quinta Da Galleira Vintage Port (Comes in an original Barros Box as illustrated)

The 2012 Barros Vintage port has a deep ruby colour with purple edges and aromas of ripe black fruits and fragrant notes. On the palate raspberry, cherry and blackberry flavours with a touch of spice. The finish has smooth tannins, nicely balanced with sweetness and has good length. Very nice.
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Price: $69.67 USD
Stock: 29 in Stock

Burmester Port

10 Year Old Tawny Port
In Gift Tube
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner

*** Decanter Wine Awards 2021- Silver - 94 Points***

Burmester 10 Year Old Port has a beautiful Tawny colour. It's soft and very smooth, perfumed with rosehips and black figs. It is a medium bodied wine, sweet, with some complexity with roasted nuts, raisin and bitter chocolate. It's a very balanced 10 year-old Port Wine.

Winemaking:
This port is made from old vines, being submitted to a careful ageing process in small oak casks. Over its 250-year history, Casa Burmester has perfected the classic process of blending wines and this is a magnificent example of its expertise.

Food Pairing:
It can be appreciated as an aperitif or on any other occasion.
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Price: $32.01 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Calem Port, 2012

Vintage Port
Presented In original Calem gift box as illustrated
91 Points - Rober Parker

The Cálem 2012 Vintage Port Wine is noted as having aromas of “black fruit and hints of spice and cocoa” with a “robust and sweet” palate. It is a blend of 30% Touriga Naçional, 30% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Roriz and 10% Sousão.

Reviews:
91 Points eRobert Parker Mark Squires (Apr 15)
The 2012 Vintage Port is a roughly equal blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz (30%), with Sousão (10%). It comes in at 88 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a rather dry Port on paper and the only declared 2012 Vintage Port for those submitted by Sogevinus this issue. It was just a better vintage there, Sogevinus said.
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Price: $97.57 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

Croft Port, 2012

Quinta de Roeda HALF BOTTLE 37.5 cl

The 2012 Croft Vintage Port Wine has a dense ruby black core surrounded by a purple red rim. The nose is true to the Roeda style, a luscious fruitiness combined with the resiny, musky redolence of wild herbs and gum cistus. However, the year with its typical purity and finesse has placed this finely constituted wine at the elegant and subtle end of the Roeda spectrum. Blended with the typically jammy fruit are fresher notes of raspberry and apricot and the palate is lifted by a crisp acidity and supported by a dense warp of firm sinewy tannins. Slightly more restrained and clearly delineated than some Roeda vintages, the wine nevertheless displays the seductive ripe fruitiness which is the hallmark of this great historic estate.
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Price: $25.04 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Ferreira, 2012

Ferreira `Dona Antónia` 10-Year-Old WHITE Tawny Port
37.5cl Half Bottle

The 'Dona Antónia' is a unique 10-Year-Old White Port with intense aromas of dried citrus peel, nuts, caramel and baking spices. A blend of white Ports aged oxidatively for between 8 to 15 years in the Ferreira cellars, this perfectly marries oomph and elegance.

Amber in colour with intense aromas of dried citrus peel, nuts, caramel and baking spices on the nose. On the palate, it perfectly marries oomph and elegance, with a linear acidity balancing the sweetness and carrying the intense and evolved flavours onto the lingering finish.

Feature(s): Vegetarian;Sustainable
Alcohol (ABV): 20 %
Acidity: 4.50 g/l
Residual sugar: 130.
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Price: $27.55 USD
Stock: 20 in Stock

Ferreira

Ferreira `Dona Antónia` 10-Year-Old Tawny Port
75cl Bottle

The 'Dona Antónia' 10-Year-Old Tawny Port is a blend of Ports aged oxidatively in oak casks for between 8 to 15 years. It perfectly marries mellow red fruit aromas with notes of roasted nuts, marmalade and caramel.

Pale brick red in colour. On the nose, mellow red fruit aromas are married with notes of roasted nuts, marmalade and caramel. On the palate, a vibrant acidity perfectly balances the sweetness and carries the rich flavours onto the smooth finish.

Alcohol (ABV): 20 %
Acidity: 4.80 g/l
Residual sugar: 115.00 g/l
pH: 3.30
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Price: $33.13 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port, 2012

10 Year Old Tawny Port In own wooden box

A 10 Year Old Tawny Port Wine from Fonseca. Fonseca Ten Year Old Tawny Port is russet in color with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. It's 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: $38.99 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2012

10 year Old Tawny Port
Comes in Graham's Gift Tube

This is a beautifully deep, rich tawny style, with almond and hazelnut aromas combined with notes of honey and figs. It's packed with mellow, raisin fruit and fig flavours, with a long, luscious caramel-flavoured finish.

The Graham's 10 Year Old tawny reveals a deep golden-amber colour with complex aromas of orange peel, cinammon, prunes, raisins and figs. It is full bodied, with a generous flavour and a long, clean finish.

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.
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Price: $32.01 USD
Stock: 35 in Stock

Kopke Port

10 year old White Port (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)
Decanter 2021 Silver Award Winner
In Kopke wooden box

*** Decanter Wine Awards- Silver - 91 Points***

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

This wonderful, medium-sweet style has just begun to make an impact on the UK palate. One taste and you’re hooked on its sweet citrus and lemon verbena finish balance by good acidity like an expensive sauternes. Oak-aged for 5 years, the wine is produced from a variety of white grapes, including Malvasia Fina.
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Price: $41.78 USD
Stock: 36 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2012

Quinta San Luiz Single Quinta Vintage Port
Includes own gift box as pictured.

The 2012 Quinta de Sao Luiz vinatge port reveals flavours of black fruit, with notes of plum, raspberry and cherry, and a touch of chocolate truffles.

This 2012 Quinta de São Luiz Vintage is perfect with chocolate desserts, like chocolate fondants with redcurrant sauce or black chocolate mousse. Blue or hard cheeses, “Serra da Estrela” type, are also an excellent combination.
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Price: $76.65 USD
Stock: 102 in Stock

Messias Port

10 year old Tawny Port

The 10 year Messias Tawny has bags of spice, caramel, marmalade, nutty and fig flavours. Wonderfully viscous and warm on the palate, it delivers a fully textured and well-structured river of dried fruit flavours.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: $37.59 USD
Stock: 30 in Stock

Messias Port, 2012

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10 year old Tawny Port
In Leather Effect Gift Box

The 10 year Messias Tawny has bags of spice, caramel, marmalade, nutty and fig flavours. Wonderfully viscous and warm on the palate, it delivers a fully textured and well-structured river of dried fruit flavours.

*Bottled in 2015
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Price: $37.59 USD
Stock: 141 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: $30.62 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Pocas

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10 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas Gift Tube
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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: $27.83 USD
Stock: 29 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: $34.80 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quevedo

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10 Year Old Tawny port
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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: $27.83 USD
Stock: 75 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2012

Vintage Port SINGLE bottle 75cl

A 2012 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Wine. Throughout the upper Douro, a wet spring and summer drought conditions that year reduced grape production overall. However, the mild temperatures through the year enabled the vines to reach excellent maturity. It was decided that the harvest would start one week later than normal at Noval. This was a huge success with the grapes that were picked small but perfectly formed, with outstanding flavour and freshness in the musts.

The result is a Vintage Port which, according to wine-making director Antonio Agrellos: “is a classic example of the Quinta do Noval style and a worthy addition to the recent Quinta do Noval declarations such as 2011, 2008 and 2007”.
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Price: $165.99 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Ramos Pinto, 2012

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: $41.78 USD
Stock: 25 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: $37.59 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Palmer Port

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10 Year Old Tawny Port
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Announcing the arrival of the outstanding Palmer 12 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 12 Year tawny has a clear, medium tawny colour feathering to a pale orange rim. Dried orange peel, light brown sugar, maraschino cherry, and baking yeast aromas, anise, soft baking spice, and crushed earthy rock flavours. Medium body, bright acidity, and a softly sweet burnt sugar and cherry liquor finish with a hint of citrus and spice. Good long finish starting with a little heat before the flavours take over. Very good. 90/100 VWP TC 23.4.21

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: $20.85 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: $13.93 USD
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Graham's Port, 2012

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: $313.85 USD
Stock: Out of Stock

Kopke Port

10 year old Tawny Port
Presented in Kopke Gift Box Decanter 2021 Gold Award Winner

Reviews
Attractive brown-tawny colour, with amber halo. Elegant and complex, presents spicy aromas, standing-out the dried fruits and the elegant notes of wood and honey. Smooth and round in the taste, shows its complexity upon the essence of intense dried fruits flavours. Excellent finish.

Nutty aromas are followed by a soft and sweet style of wine. It has just enough acidity and wood aging to keep it vibrant. Sweet fruits and molasses flavours give a smooth, attractive and fresh wine.

“ Fine nose of toasted almonds with butterscotch & honey. Smooth, unctuous and very tasty…I liked this Kopke for the textural pleasure and pure nutty flavor that led to the persistent aftertaste.
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Price: $34.80 USD
Stock: Out of Stock