2010 Port Vintage Report

After three very dry years, the winter of 2009-2010 saw an extraordinary change, with heavy rains for six months in a row. The viticultural year progressed well until July and August, when there was not one drop of rain. Temperatures in excess of 35ºC throughout most of August slowed the maturation cycle, as the vines cannot photosynthesise and mature the grapes properly in conditions of continued extreme heat. As a result the harvest began 5 days later than usual, but was conducted under mostly perfect conditions with a few welcome light showers in early September and only one overnight rainfall in early October.

4 products found.

Burmester, 2010

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

A 2010 Vintage Port Wine from Burmester.

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.

Food Pairing
The association of Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations. The soft buttery texture, mellow character and piquancy of the cheese are perfectly matched by the powerfully majestic flavours of the Vintage Port.
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Price: $91.54 USD
Stock: 31 in Stock

Calem Port, 2010

Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in original gift box
***89 Points- Wine Enthusiast***

The 2010 Calem Vintage port is subtle on the nose, with notes of very ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and spice. With a powerful and intense structure, it shows a balance between acidity and sweetness that confers creaminess and sophistication. A long finish, with lingering fruit, this port is for the long haul.
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Price: $91.54 USD
Stock: 47 in Stock

Mellors, 2010

Late Bottled Vintage Port, Douro

A rich, robust and fruity port, aged five to six years in wood prior to bottling. Wines labelled as late bottled vintage emulate the vintage style, but do not have sediment or crust and are ready to drink immediately.
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Price: $39.19 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Messias, 2010

Colheita Port, Douro

The Messias colheita port from the good 2010 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. It also goes remarkably well with salted roast nuts.
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Price: $30.95 USD
Stock: 48 in Stock