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.
This port is made from grapes grown in a single harvest. The grapes are crushed or trodden and then ..
This port is made from grapes grown in a single harvest. The grapes are crushed or trodden and then matured in large wooden vats and casks. It spends between two and three years in cask in before being bottled.
As the wine ages it softens and slowly sheds its deep dark colour, gaining structure and complexity.
As this port throws a natural crust or sediment, it should be stored upright for 24 hours before decanting.
The port has a superb colour, full body and very fine aroma.
Perfect to drink with cheeses, ice cream or as a digestive.
A rich, full and robust port with sweet berry flavours. Labels may be torn or scuffed as this p..
A rich, full and robust port with sweet berry flavours.
Labels may be torn or scuffed as this port came from a College cellar.
“Croft never seems to get much publicity since the wines, while always very good, sometimes even excellent, never quite reach the superb level of the top houses in Oporto. However, Croft seems to do surprisingly well, often rivaling the top ports, in the less glamorous vintages such as 1975 and 1966. The 1985 will be an early-developing port. It shows aromas that border on overripeness and offers scents of plums and black cherries. Full-bodied, rich yet lush and soft, this husky wine had loads of concentration, a very sweet long finish and light tannins.” – 87pts Robert Parker, RobertParker.com, January 1989
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.
Graham’s wines come primarily from
its own Quinta dos Malvedos near Tua and Quinta das Lages in..
Graham’s wines come primarily from
its own Quinta dos Malvedos near Tua and Quinta das Lages in the Rio Torto. Two
others, privately owned by a member of the Symington family, Quinta da Vila Velha
and Quinta de Vale de Malhadas, also supply Graham with finest quality grapes.
All four Quintas are among the best in the upper Douro valley. Graham’s also
buys grapes from selected farmers in the finest districts. Some of these
farmers have been selling their grapes to Graham’s for generations.
Grahams 1991 Vintage is an
immensely sturdy wine. It has a very attractive nose reminiscent of
blackberries and violets. Although still very firm on the palate, the typical
intense rich succulent fruit is forthcoming. A vintage which is now starting to
drink very well, but will also repay further keeping.
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.
Quinta dos Malvedos is one of the Douro's greatest vineyard properties and forms the heart of Graham..
Quinta dos Malvedos is one of the Douro's greatest vineyard properties and forms the heart of Graham's Vintage Ports.
The port has a deep ruby colour. Excellent depth of fruit combined with glorious floral scents. On the palate, concentrated and fruity flavours are balanced by a firm structure. Powerful and rich on the finish.
This Port is a fabulous way to end a lunch or dinner. It pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts but can also be enjoyed on its own.
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 4 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.
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.
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.
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.