1999 Port Vintage Report

1999 was not a general declaration of vintage, however some vineyards produced small quantities of outstanding single quinta wines. These, along with our "20 Years of Port" sets, make a great 20 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary.

22 products found.

Palmer Port, 1999

20 Year Old Tawny Port

Announcing the arrival of Palmer 20 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 20 Year tawny has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and baked cherry. There is further complexity of nutmeg and cream. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, baked plum, caramel and toffee. There are also notes of plum, cherry, cooked strawberry. This port has a lovely, rich long finish.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: £24.95
Stock: 41 in Stock

Sandeman Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.
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Price: £34.90
Stock: 1 in Stock

1999 Port Duo

2x75cl bottles of 1999 Sandeman Vau Vintage & Offley Colheita Port (presented in a double leather gift box)

This lovely gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 1999 port and shows the diversity of the port styles. It includes a vintage port and a barrel aged port, both presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated. One to drink and one to keep!

<1999 Sandeman Vau Vintage Port
Deep red, opaque and inky with intense, fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth it has rich plummy flavours with hints of strawberry supported by firm tannins giving a firm backbone and which will allow it to age superbly over several years. It is a superb match for desserts and mince pies.

1999 Offley Colheita Port
Elegant structure,
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Price: £82.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

20 Year Old Calem

Tawny Port (Comes in original Calem gift box as illustrated)

Cálem 20 Years Old has been aged in small oak casks for an average 20 Years. It has an orange-tawny colour with tinges of green- characteristic of ageing in wood. It has a complex bouquet of almonds and citrus and on tasting it is smooth, silky and light with lots of finesse. Ideal on its own or with patés, cream cheeses and fruit tarts.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 27 in Stock

20 Year Old Graham's

Tawny Port (Includes Graham's Gift Tube as illustrated)
SPECIAL OFFER | WAS £39.95 | NOW £33.95

***92 Points critics' Score, Aggregated***

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony.
With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.
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Price: £33.95
Stock: 79 in Stock

20 Year Old Offley

Tawny Port (Includes original thick Carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes:
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.

Production method
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Feuerheerd Port, 1999

Colheita

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Fonseca Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port 75cl

Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in colour with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.


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Price: £34.95
Stock: 11 in Stock

Graham's Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port 20cl

Graham's represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony. With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, the 20 year old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.

Graham's 20 Years Old pairs extremely well with nuts, dried fruits and fruitcake, but is also delicious as an accompaniment to vanilla ice cream or creme brulee.
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Price: £9.99
Stock: 11 in Stock

Graham's Port, 1999

20 Year Old Tawny Port (4.5 LT BOTTLE)

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 4.5LT SPECIAL EDITION

Graham's 20 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: £275.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Kopke Port

Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny Port

Aged in wood casks until they are completely mature, Tawny ports are a golden colour with multi-dimensional layers of aromas and flavours. The domination of Vintage Ports in past years is now challenged by the advantages of the tawnies, especially vintage colheita tawnies for restaurants and retail consumers. Where vintage ports have immediate air shock upon opening the bottle wherein they were aged and have a shelf life of only a few hours to a week; tawny ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of ageing, giving them a open-life of a month or longer. Lighter and more delicate than vintage ports,
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 7 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1999

20 Year Old White Port - Half bottle 37.5cl -In original Kopke box as shown
Special Offer was £34.95 | Now £28.95

Review:
This rare 20 year old white port has a cool, light-amber colour, this unique white “tawny” port derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region, including Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina. Starting with aromas of a Pear Clafouti and burnt sugar, this elegant port delivers luscious flavours of Japanese pear-apple, with accents of hazelnut, nutmeg and orange zest. The lingering grapefruit finish provides the perfect balance for the sweetness. “Kopke provides an expression of an older Port, belying its 10 years of age, showcasing some white peach and over-ripe pear flavours.
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Price: £28.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Kopke Port, 1999

Colheita Port

***95 Points- Gold Medal- Decanter Wine Awards***

Complex and with many layers, beginning with a nose of fragrant foraging scents, herbs and earth, then a palate which delivers iodine, milk chocolate and leather. Soft and silky.

Review:
Bright red-brown colour. Presents a complex bouquet of fruity aromas, standing-out the red fruits. In the taste it is elegant, well structured and with an excellent aromatic intensity. The freshness is in perfect harmony with the delicious fruity flavours, which are extended through the persistent and seductive finish.

Colheita, or single harvest ports, are aged in the barrel.
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Price: £44.95
Stock: 20 in Stock

Niepoort Port

20 Year Old Tawny

*** 91 points Wine Spectator ***


20 year old tawny ports are blended from a range different wines averaging 20 years. This prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour and imparts a deliciously mellow flavour profile. Niepoort 20 Year Old Tawny is one of the finest examples of this style available, possessing a beautiful balance between sweet primary fruit and developed savoury nuttiness. Brick red-brown in appearance, it displays indulgent aromas of crystallized fruit, dried apricots, hazelnut and toffee. Sweet, intense and velvety smooth, it has exudes a compelling flavour medley that includes assorted nuts, fruit cake, coffee and vanilla.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Pocas Port

New

20 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box
Special Offer Save 20% | was £44.95 | Now £37.46

Auburn to amber. Intense and delicate aroma, nuts and vanilla. Exquisite taste, harmonious, long and persistent. Absolutely scrumptious!

Pale to mid-deep amber/tawny. Open and gentle on the nose showing walnuts and brazil nuts. Savoury, quite rich in style but suave with a silky texture and a spicy edge. Long and complex with marmalade on the finish.-93 Points, Richard Mayson for Decanter Magazine.

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: £37.46
Stock: 17 in Stock

Quevedo Port, 1999

20 Year Old Tawny port

*** 90 Points - Decanter ***

This 20 Year Old tawny port from Quevedo has a Brick red centre with a tawny rim. Fresh, youthful fruit-driven style, showing summer fruit. Quite, soft and delicate initially with superb persistence and breadth. Mellifluous length. Richard Mayson - Decanter



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Price: £29.00
Stock: 22 in Stock

Taylor's Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in Taylors Presentation Box as illustrated)

The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour. It reveals an opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spicy, jammy and nutty aromas, hints of orange flower and a fine oakiness coming from the long period of aging in cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavours and has a long mellow finish.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During its long maturation it becomes tawny in colour and concentrated in its aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

Serving Suggestions:
It is an excellent accompaniment to many desserts.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Taylor's Port

20 Year Old Tawny port -HALF BOTTLE 37.5 cl

Please note these are 37.5cl bottles.

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This Tawny ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 24 in Stock

20 Years of Tawny Port

Fonseca & Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Ports (2x75cl), both ports come in a double leather effect gift box with silk liner.

This gift comprises of two of the best 20 Year Old Tawny ports on the market. It offers a nice comparative tasting of a Fonseca vs. Burmester tawny, with both scoring above 90 points.

Fonseca 20 Year Old tawny
*** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in colour with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny
***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins.
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Price: £89.95
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Barros Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

The 20 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'.
It has a flavour of raisins, prunes, cherries a little cinnamon. The mouth feel is quite light, approachable and drinkable. The finish is very long - this is an excellent wine.
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Price: £34.95
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Offley Vintage Port, 1999

Colheita Port.

Elegant structure, medium sweet and medium bold, comfortable long nice taste of dried fruit, spices, roasted almonds, walnuts, vanilla oak and toast.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Sandeman Vintage Port, 1999

Vau Vintage - MAGNUM FORMAT 150cl

Tasting notes:
Deep red, opaque and inky with intense, fresh red fruit aromas. In the mouth it has rich plummy flavours with hints of strawberry supported by firm tannins giving a firm backbone and which will allow it to age superbly over several years. It is a superb match for desserts and mince pies.

Production method
Fermentation in stainless steel vats and in presses under controlled temperature, arrested through the addition of grape alcohol. Matured for 2 years in large used oak vats, bottled in 2nd year after harvest and aged in bottle since. Both dates appear on label.

Producer notes
The iconic Sandeman Don, created in 1928, is one of the first trademark images ever created.
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Price: £59.95
Stock: Out of Stock