2008 Port Vintage Report

The 2008 port vintage produced excellent wines; had it not come so soon after the outstanding 2007 vintage, it may have been declared. The majority of the 2008 ports possess great colour extraction. The best exhibit finely tuned tannins, crisp acidity and fresh, concentrated wild berry flavours.

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Palmer Port, 2008


Colheita Port, Douro
50cl Bottle
Special Offer | Was £29.95 | Now £24.95

A 50cl bottle of 2008 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.

This rare 2008 Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2008 harvest until it was bottled this year. This is an outstanding example of an aged tawny from a single year.

Tasting Notes: The 2008 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate, there is a lightness that is balanced by good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish.
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Price: $32.65 USD
Stock: 21 in Stock

Quevedo, 2008

Colheita Port, Douro

Please note that this is a special "Advance Launch offer" - the bottles will be delivered to us in July for delivery July/August.

Indulge in the full-bodied character of Colheita 2008, featuring a complex nose of chestnut, spices, dry grape, fig, and plum. Aged in both oak and chestnut wood barrels, this wine boasts a unique profile with noticeable tannins and a gradual transition from fresh fruit notes to drier, nuttier flavors. With remarkable aging potential, it promises to unveil increasingly intricate complexities over time.

Winemakers Notes

Intense brick colour

Complex nose of chestnut, spices, dry grape, fig, and plum.
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Price: $45.74 USD
Stock: 48 in Stock

Kopke, 2008

Quinta Santa Luiz Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in original Kopke Gift Box

The 2008 Quinta Santa Luiz Vintage Port Wine comes from Kopke; 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.
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Price: $65.36 USD
Stock: 90 in Stock

Kopke, 2008

White Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Kopke Gift Box
***93 Points- Vertde Vin***

The 2008 Kopke White port has a cool, light-amber colour. This unique white colheita derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region. 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.

Food Pairing:
Shows finesse and sophistication when combined with caramel desserts, dried fruits and spices, like caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tatin tart, burnt cream and Cheeses of minimum intensity.
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Price: $58.82 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Messias, 2008

Colheita Port, Douro

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 2008 vintage has been aged in a barrel until recent bottling. The extensive barrel ageing has given this wine a tawny colour with an expressive nose of wild dried fruit aromas where blackberry stands out. On the palate, caramel nuances complement the dried fruit leading to a sweet vanilla touch. It finishes long with a persistent and fine aftertaste.

Pair this luscious sweet port with almond tarts or caramel and chocolate based desserts. Crème brûlée is a classic combination as is Stilton cheese. Hard cheeses such as cheddar pair well too.
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Price: $30.95 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock

Pocas, 2008

Colheita Port, Douro
90 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Mahogany color, aroma a bit closed, with notes of marmalade, dried apricots and hazelnuts. Very well in the mouth, with class and is not being too oily, gives a good proof, elegant and good ending.-90 pts Wine Enthusiast-

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle. Over time, it is natural that a little sediment will form at the bottom of a bottle of Colheita Port wine.
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Price: $45.74 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio, 2008

Vintage Port, Douro
***93 Points Wine Enthusiast***

93 Points Wine Enthusiast
"As ever, Vesuvio is packed with its generous, opulent ripe fruit, showing richness, dense flavors, layers of jam and sweetness with a hint of caramel flavors. This is a Port for indulgence, ripe, rich and packed with flavor."

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Price: $91.54 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock