2012 Port Vintage Report

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 11 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

7 products found.

Palmer Port, 2012

Colheita Port, Douro
75cl Bottle

A 75cl bottle of 2012 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.
This rare Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2012 harvest until it was bottled this year. This 2012 colheita is an outstanding example of an aged tawny.

Tasting Notes: The 2012 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. Outstanding.
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Price: $39.19 USD
Stock: 55 in Stock

Barros Port, 2012

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

We are delighted to exclusively offer the Barros 2012 Quinta Galeira Vintage Port. With 10 years of cellaring this represents incredible value.
The 2012 Barros Galeira 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: $65.36 USD
Stock: 25 in Stock

Kopke, 2012

Quinta San Luiz Single Quinta Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in original Kopke Gift Box
Special Offer | Was £69.95 | Now £49.95

We are delighted to exclusively offer the Kopke Sao Luiz Vintage Port from the very good 2012 vintage. This is a wonderfully soft Port with a great aftertaste. A Port to enjoy!

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

Kopke is the oldest Port wine house.
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Price: $65.36 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Burmester, 2012

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

A 2012 Vintage Port Wine from Burmester Port.

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. The vineyard has 200ha, comprised of vines, olive trees, orange trees and forest (which harbours a large variety of the region’s species).
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Price: $78.45 USD
Stock: 32 in Stock

Calem Port, 2012


Vintage Port, Douro
Presented in Original Gift Box
***91 Points - Rober Parker- Wine Advocate***
Special Offer | Was £59.95 | Now £37.95

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.

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Price: $49.66 USD
Stock: 52 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2012

Malvedos, Douro
JEROBOAM 3 ltr Bottle
Limited edition 1 of 60 produced

This 2012 Vintage Port Wine from Graham's is a very rare 3 ltr bottle of the limited 60 bottles made!

A lovely complex nose with excellent sweet and rich fruit aromas such as black cherry, black currant and blackberry. On the palate it is packed with solid, structured, rich and intense black fruit flavours and an admirably long finish.
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Price: $569.23 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Port, 2012

Vintage Port, Douro

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: $129.55 USD
Stock: 33 in Stock