2009 Port Vintage Report

Ports from 2009 make an excellent 14 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary. The 2009 Port was declared as a vintage by the Taylor Fladgate Partnership covering Taylor, Fonseca and Croft - it will be remembered as a year of low yields, which produced wines of massive density and scale. This was partly the result of a small amount of fruit produced across all grape varieties, as well as the very dry summer during which there was no rainfall from July through to harvest time in September.

17 products found.

Palmer Port, 2009

Colheita Port, Douro

The longer maturation in oak casks gives this 2009 Palmer Colheita Port a complex bouquet of fruity aromas. mild flavour and is very spicy and round.
Ideal to be served with traditional cakes, ice creams and chocolates.

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: $39.19 USD
Stock: 57 in Stock

Palmer Port, 2009

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White Port, Douro
50cl Bottle
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Palmer 2009 White Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle. This rare white port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2009 harvest until it was bottled this year. White ports are a true rarity and this is an outstanding example.

Tasting Notes: The 2009 Palmer white port has a golden amber colour. On the nose it has a very fine, elegant aroma of honey, and peach infused with a spicy redolence of citrus peel and cinnamon. There are layers of complexity here with mint and a touch of walnut. The palate is perfectly balanced with a fresh acidity and sweetness. It has an amazing rich mellow flavour and an elegant citrus finish that lasts for minutes.
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Price: $31.34 USD
Stock: 40 in Stock

Quevedo, 2009

White Colheita Port, Douro
***92 Points - Robert Parker***
Presented in Quevedo Gift Box

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Colheita 2009 White Port wine – a truly remarkable vintage. With its deep golden color and amber reflection, this wine exudes warmth and richness. The delightful combination of caramelized and candied fruits, nutty undertones, and indulgent caramel notes, create a complex and indulgent flavor that is sure to captivate your senses.

COLOUR
Deep Golden Color, amber reflection

AROMA
This wine features a delightful combination of flavors, including caramelized and candied fruits, nutty undertones, and indulgent caramel notes.

PALATE
Upon first sip, this wine's luscious sweetness immediately floods the palate, providing a truly indulgent experience.
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Price: $52.28 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Quevedo, 2009

White Colheita Port, Douro
***92 Points - Robert Parker***

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Colheita 2009 White Port wine – a truly remarkable vintage. With its deep golden color and amber reflection, this wine exudes warmth and richness. The delightful combination of caramelized and candied fruits, nutty undertones, and indulgent caramel notes, create a complex and indulgent flavor that is sure to captivate your senses.

COLOUR
Deep Golden Color, amber reflection

AROMA
This wine features a delightful combination of flavors, including caramelized and candied fruits, nutty undertones, and indulgent caramel notes.

PALATE
Upon first sip, this wine's luscious sweetness immediately floods the palate, providing a truly indulgent experience.
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Price: $47.04 USD
Stock: 49 in Stock

Barros Port, 2009

Quinta Galeira Vintage Port, Douro
Includes Barros gift box as illustrated

By port standards, Barros, founded in 1913, is a relative newcomer. But it has evolved to become a prestige brand, based on the company?s top-rated vineyard holdings, the source of their outstanding vintage expressions. The 2009 displays intense perfumed nuances and gently unfolding layers of lush, voluptuous flavours. Superbly poised,sublimely delicious
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Price: $61.44 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

Burmester, 2009

Quinta do Arnozelo, Douro
Presented in Wooden Gift Box
***87 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

This Port Wine is from the 2009 vintage from Burmester Port. It is opaque purple in colour. Complex aroma and lush, black fruit (blackberry, cassis), notes of molasses. The palate is round and delicious with a black fruit aroma. Very balanced and structured with an endless fruity finish.

The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated on the southern bank of the Douro river, between the small towns of São João da Pesqueira and Vila Nova de Foz Côa. This is in the prestigious upper reaches of the Douro demarcated wine region, the aptly named Douro Superior. In addition to its favourable geographic location, it has an ideal micro-climate, both of which contribute to the superior quality of its grapes and other produce.
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Price: $98.14 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Burmester, 2009

Colheita Port, Douro
Presented in Gift Tube
***90 Points - Outstanding - Wine Enthusiast***

Burmester Colheita, a fortified wine made from the native Tinta Cao, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca varieties, honours their terroir in Quinta do Arnozelo, in the heart of the Douro Superior region.
These vines are cultivated in a traditional way and enjoy a very special microclimate, acquiring the unique character of the D.O. Porto. The grapes are harvested by hand and then selected, destemmed and crushed in the winery with a careful maceration. Fermentation takes place in vats at a controlled temperature and once it reaches the right level of sweetness, the process is stopped by adding wine alcohol.
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Price: $45.74 USD
Stock: 26 in Stock

Kopke, 2009

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

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.

Vintage or “bottle-aged” ports must receive approval of the Port Wine Institute to declare a vintage of recognized quality. Then, the entire vintage must be bottled between the second and third year. Since it improves in the bottle, it maintains its red color and red fruit flavors. It often takes 10 or more years to smooth the tannins and develop to its full potential,
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 90 in Stock

Croft Port, 2009

Vintage Port, Douro
MAGNUM bottle
***93 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

Please Note: This is a rare MAGNUM format.

The Croft Vintage Port 2009 is a deep purple black colour. The nose combines an opulent and seductive fruitiness with an intricate kaleidoscope of complex multidimensional aroma. Pungent resiny scents of eucalyptus and rock rose, notes of lychee and passion-fruit combine with exotic hints of leather, musk and cedar. The palate is round and velvety and the dense but well integrated tannins are wrapped in a cloak of succulent berry fruit flavour. The jammy fruit carries through into the finish where it is lifted by an attractive crispness and pungency.
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Price: $255.17 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2009

Vintage Port, Douro

Fonseca belongs in the first rank of Vintage Port houses. It is recognised for the stylistic consistency of its wines which have been made by five generations of the same family since the firm’s foundation in 1822. Fonseca Vintage Ports are noted for their expressive, luscious fruitiness, which develops great opulence and complexity with age, as well as a voluptuous roundness on the palate supported by velvety mouth-filling tannins.

Tasting Notes: Impenetrable black colour. A classic Fonseca nose dominated by an exuberant, hedonistic fruitiness, a powerful redolence of dark dense blackberry and blackcurrant which slowly releases a heady mix of spicy and herbal aromas,
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Price: $116.46 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2009

Vintage Port, Douro
IMPERIAL 6lt Bottle

A very rare outstanding 6 litre bottle of 2009 vintage Port Wine from Fonseca.
Impenetrable black colour. A classic Fonseca nose dominated by an exuberant, hedonistic fruitiness, a powerful redolence of dark dense blackberry and blackcurrant which slowly releases a heady mix of spicy and herbal aromas, seductive notes of coffee and cocoa, hints of prune and wild scents of gum cistus. The thick velvety tannins give the wine a voluptuous density, integrating effortlessly with the sumptuous infusion of blackberry jam, dark chocolate and liquorice which coats the palate. The tannins are also present on the finish which brims with blackberry and blackcurrant flavour.
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Price: $1,302.04 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Messias, 2009

Quinta do Cachao, Douro
Single Quinta Vintage Port

Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Estate.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol Content: 20% ABV

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Price: $90.29 USD
Stock: 24 in Stock

Messias, 2009

Vintage Port , Douro

Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol Content: 20% ABV

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Price: $74.52 USD
Stock: 11 in Stock

Messias, 2009

Colheita Port, Douro

The Messias colheita port from the outstanding 2009 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: $43.12 USD
Stock: 77 in Stock

Quinta de la Rosa, 2009

Vintage Port, Douro

Quinta de La Rosa is a small estate in the heart of the Port wine-growing region in Alto Douro, near Pinhao, owned and operated by the Bergqvist family.

The Quinta and its vineyards were given to the Bergqvist family as a Christening present by the Feuerheerds, who established the property in 1906.

It remains one of the few Single Quinta where the vineyards start at the bank of the Douro and rise 450 meters to the towering top of the mountain. From the river's edge to the top, one passes through 11 different microclimates. This gives La Rosa great flexibility to add variety and complexity to its Ports.
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Price: $77.21 USD
Stock: 43 in Stock

Taylor Fladgate, 2009

Vargellas Vinha Velha, Vintage Port, Douro
98 Points - Mark Squires (eRobert Parker)

For over a century, Taylor Fladgate and Yeatman has owned the beautiful riverside estate of Vargellas, in the remote eastern reaches of the upper Douro Valley. Quinta de Vargellas produces some of the world's most sought after Vintage Ports.

This bottle contains an exceptional and rare wine made at the 2009 vintage only from the grapes of the very oldest vines on the estate. These vines, some planted over seventy years ago, have very small yields but produce wines of great concentration and power.
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Price: $247.32 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2009

Vintage Port, Douro

95 Points - Wine Journal

Reviews:Going back and forth, the Taylor's 2009 has a lighter nose than the 2007 with precise dark cherry, Seville orange, fresh fig and a hint of scorched soil. The palate is full-bodied packed with ripe black cherries, fresh fig and white pepper; very harmonious and focused although I feel that the 2007 has a little more depth and persistency. Very pretty and very pure, this Taylor's may well put on weight with a couple of years in bottle and merit a higher mark. Tasted May 2011.
Score: 95 Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, June 2011


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Price: $104.62 USD
Stock: Out of Stock