Probably Portugals most famous export. Grapes are grown in the Douro region in the north of the country. The ports are aged in casks before being bottled. Vintage ports are bottled after two years in cask then left to mature for many years in the bottle. Colheitas are wood aged ports from a single harvest. These are tawny ports and they have the vintage and bottling date on the labels.
One of the best examples from this great vintage. The port is impressive, complex and drinking..
One of the best examples from this great vintage. The port is impressive, complex and drinking well now but can also be kept.
“A fine, classic Dow nose with notes of cloves, raisin and a touch of fig. Not incredibly complex but refined and inviting. The palate is sweet and fleshy, again cloves, red-berried fruit, a touch of spice and dates towards the finish. Moderate weight, certainly not an imposing, alcoholic Dow, but refined with great elegance and refinement.”92 Pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Labels may be scuffed / missing as this came from a College cellar.
1985 Vintage Port Description ...
The Dow's 1985 Vintage Port is an excellent vintage port that will continue to drink for decades to come and the vintage was the first all-round vintage declared since 1975. The majority of the fruit was sourced from Dow's very own vineyards, Quinta do Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira, located in the sub-regions of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The harvest session in 1985 was very wet, followed by a late spring and a very hot dry summer, with harvest occurring mid to late September. The resulting vintage port, bottled in 1987 is robust and will age beautifully for years to come.
A very deep coloured Port with a garnet edge. Full bodied and superbly balanced with plenty of..
A very deep coloured Port with a garnet edge. Full bodied and superbly balanced with plenty of blackcurrant, cassis and liquorice notes. The palate is rounded with ripe brambly dark fruit with a dry finish that is the house style.
This port is ready to drink and once opened can be kept for up to one month.
Great after dinner or with chocolate desserts or cheeses.
This superb port is a blend of full, rich and fruity wines from a single year. These are carefully s..
This superb port is a blend of full, rich and fruity wines from a single year. These are carefully selected and aged in oak casks for a minimum 4 years before bottling. The grapes for this port were foot trodden in granite Lagares. The vats used to store the maturing port are called Tonels.
The characteristics of the port are its richness, depth of flavour and powerful, attractive bouquet.
In order to retain as much depth as possible, the port has been bottled in the same way as vintage port, without filtering, so the port may throw a deposit in the bottle.
Ready to drink now. It is excellent with cakes, red and black fruit jams, cheeses, tiramisu or as a digestive.
Once opened the bottle can be left open for a couple of months.
This innovative new Rosé style of port has been made by a new technique which extracts fresh fruity ..
This innovative new Rosé style of port has been made by a new technique which extracts fresh fruity flavours and the pink colour from limited contact with the skins of the grapes.
The result is a light and fresh Rosé port with lots of red berry flavours. There are attractive floral notes, aromatic red berry fruit leading to a palate which is full of deliciously ripe cherry and raspberry fruit flavours.
Serve chilled on its own or with ice or even with a leaf of mint.
Full-bodied and loaded with fruit, this single quinta Port has layers of black cherry, dark bramble ..
Full-bodied and loaded with fruit, this single quinta Port has layers of black cherry, dark bramble
fruits, grippy tannins and vibrant acidity. 2004 is widely regarded as a fine vintage for Single Quinta
An unfiltered Port, so decant, and serve with well-matured blue cheese.
Suitable for vegans
Suitable for vegetarians
Wiese & Krohn's estate Quinta do Retiro Novo is located in Sarzedinho, a small village in the Rio
Torto valley. Quality is determined by the grape varieties, by the age of the vines, their method of
training and the density of planting. All these factors are officially converted into points, the sum of
which determines the final classification of the property. Here, this sum exceeds 1200 points, ensuring
it belongs to a select group of "Class A" properties. Summer was hot in 2004 followed by a wet
September but finally more sun pushed up sugar levels before harvest. After harvest, old lagares (open
granite tanks about 75cm high) are still used to make the best Ports with traditional foot treading of the
grapes without any mechanical crushing. This Port was aged for a couple of years in wood and several
years in bottle before release. It has the potential to age for around 25 years or more.
Intense aromas of raspberries, blackberries, prunes,
chocolate and minerals. Dense sweet ..
Intense aromas of raspberries, blackberries, prunes,
chocolate and minerals. Dense sweet berry fruits, plum and cassis, then spice.
The tannins are big, structure excellent and it can be drunk now or still kept
to mature further.
The rich ruby port is characterised by its softness, with a fruity character of ripe berries. Blende..
The rich ruby port is characterised by its softness, with a fruity character of ripe berries. Blended from reserve wines selected for their intense fruity character and deep colour. It is aged in wooden casks of around 600 litres for 3 years before being bottled.
The port is ready to drink and will go well with chocolate desserts and fruit tarts. It can also be enjoyed on its own, slightly chilled or as an aperitif.
An aged 10 year old Tawny Port with a light delicate palate. Rich tawny colour, with an excell..
An aged 10 year old Tawny Port with a light delicate palate. Rich tawny colour, with an excellent nose of nuts and hints of mature fruit. On the palate, beautifully rounded, with hints of dried fruits and a long elegant finish.
Does not need decanting.
Serve slightly chilled with cheeses, nuts or dried fruit after a meal or on its own.
A dark red coloured port with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate it ..
A dark red coloured port with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate it is complex, with an excellent structure and a long lingering finish.
Great when served at the end of a meal, with chocolate and rich chocolate desserts, nuts and cheese.
Usually serve at room temperature but can also be served slightly chilled.
Warrior is the oldest mark of Port in the world, having been shipped continuously since
the 1750’s. The name Warrior was branded on the cases of Warre’s Finest Reserve Ports
since the earliest days of the firm. The traditional style has been maintained over the
years and it is today a classic fullbodied wine with wonderful richness and balance.
Warrior is drawn from Warre’s finest Tuintas in the Pinhao and Rio Torto valleys that
produce Warre’s Vintage Ports. The firm’s head winemaker, Charles Symington, will select
vats of particularly rich and fruity Port to set aside for maturing in oak casks in the lodges
at Vila Nova de Gaia.
This wine has a deep amber colour with copper hues, smooth aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla notes. Sm..
This wine has a deep amber colour with copper hues, smooth aromas of hazelnuts and vanilla notes. Smooth as silk, with flavours of honey, chocolate and toffee, balanced by refreshing acidity leading to an elegant finish.
The perfect Port as an aperitif or when indulging in desserts or dark chocolate and dried fruits.
This 40 Year Old is a remarkable Tawny Port blend that captivates the tasting through its powerful a..
This 40 Year Old is a remarkable Tawny Port blend that captivates the tasting through its powerful and complex nuttiness aromas in harmony with spicy notes, warm roasted coffee and cinnamon hints from the long contact with oak wood during the ageing process. On the palate, an array of flavours flourishes, mainly toasted nuts and chocolate. The 40 Year Old is an intense and complex port with a mellow and spicy aftertaste.
The Port is an excellent aperitif or an accompaniment to almond pie of dark chocolate.