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PORT

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  • Churchill’s White Port, Churchill Graham, 19.5% vol, 50cl

    Churchill’s White Port, Churchill Graham, 19.5% vol, 50cl

    PT06

    Churchill’s was founded by John Graham in 1981, and is the first British Port Wine company to be established in 50 years. The company is named after his wife, Caroline Churchill.

     

    Churchill’s Dry White Port wine is a symbolic Port for Churchill’s and unique in its style. Its rich golden colour reflects the 10 years the Port has been aged prior to bottling which is also evident in its smooth and complex taste.

     

    The grapes of White Port Wine come from specially chosen old vineyards located at higher altitudes in the Douro sub-region of Cima Corgo and is blended from several varieties including, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato, Cadega and Viosinho.

     

     

    It makes for a deliciously different aperitif to enjoy before lunch or dinner and a perfect partner for smoked salmon, olives, roasted almonds and cheese biscuits. It has a vibrant golden colour with nutmeg and eucalyptus on the nose. On the palate this wine is fresh and complex with a long peppery finish. There is no need to decant this Port which is best served chilled – (8-10° C). Once opened the Port will keep well for up to a month.

    £14.70

  • Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage 2012, 19.5% vol, 75cl

    Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage 2012, 19.5% vol, 75cl

    PT02

    Niepoort has been an independent family business since 1842. The Niepoort lodges are located in the historical center of Vila Nova de Gaia; a magical place where Portwines are aged in old casks, bottles or demijohns.

     

    The grapes used to produce Niepoort LBV come from low production vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of Douro Valley. They are foot trodden in granite “lagares” and then the wine is aged in large wooden vats, in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia. It is Niepoort’s tradition to begin bottling LBV four years after harvesting to maintain the freshness and fruitiness which are characteristic of these wines.

     

    A pretty, deep ruby/violet colour, it has a complex aroma where red fruit notes are predominant, reminiscent of cherries and spices, with a peppery touch. A hint of dark chocolate. On the palate, it is greatly concentrated and full-bodied with firm tannins which at the same time are elegant and smooth.  The great acidity provides freshness and balance to the wine. The finish is long and persistent.

     

    This LBV is ready to be enjoyed and will become more complex by extending ageing for a couple of decades.

     

    The 2012 vintage bottled “late”, after 4 years in cask, in 2016.

     

    £20.70

  • 10 Year Old Tawny, Quinta do Vallado, Régua, 19.5% vol, 50cl

    10 Year Old Tawny, Quinta do Vallado, Régua, 19.5% vol, 50cl

    PT05

    Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley and is today run by the sixth generation of the Ferreira family.
    It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro river, near its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua.

     

    A blend based on Touriga Roriz, Touriga Amarela and Touriga Franca, the wine has been aged in old, 600 litre casks.

     

    The wine has a lovely amber appearance with a nose full of toffee and vanilla notes with dried fruit and some tobacco hints. The palate is elegant, rich and smooth with a very long finish.

     

    Bottled in 2015.

    £20.76

  • Churchill’s Crusted Port, Churchill Graham, 19.5% vol, 75cl

    Churchill’s Crusted Port, Churchill Graham, 19.5% vol, 75cl

    PT25

    Churchill’s was founded by John Graham in 1981, and is the first British Port Wine company to be established in 50 years. The company is named after his wife, Caroline Churchill.

     

    Crusted” Port is usually blended from Vintage Port lots of two different years. It is aged in oak casks before being bottled and then matured in bottle for at least 3 years before being sold. The year on the label, in this case 2005, indicates the year of bottling.

     

    A blend of several Douro varieties including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca from Churchill’s old vineyards at their estates Quinta da Gricha and Quinta do Rio in the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro.

     

    Carefully blended from Vintage Ports of two different years which have been aged for 2 to 3 years in wood. The Crusted blend then spends its final 6 months in seasoned oak casks before being bottled unfiltered into dark bottles.

     

    Decant before serving at room temperature (16-18 ºC). Once decanted it is good for a week or so.

     

    Full, dark ruby in colour, the nose has a concentrated berry aroma and on the palate a broad structure with rich complexity.

     

    Delicious on its own after lunch or dinner, Crusted is also excellent with dark fruit puddings or strong cheeses such as Stilton and Camembert.

     

    Although ready for drinking, this Crusted Port will continue to improve for at least 10 years, gaining in complexity just like a young Vintage Port. It should be stored on its side at cellar temperature (12-14 ºC).

    £22.26

  • Warre’s “Quinta da Cavadinha” 2002, 20% vol, 75cl

    Warre’s “Quinta da Cavadinha” 2002, 20% vol, 75cl

    PT14

    Quinta da Cavadinha is located in the heart of the Pinhão Valley and the main vineyard is situated in a gentle ‘bowl’ (180 metres above sea level) formed by a sharp bend in the Pinhão River. It rises very steeply with terraced vineyards to an altitude of 440 metres and the vineyard aspect is south-east and east.


    Old vines make up a very high proportion of the vineyard, consequently these wines are dark and concentrated, but the south easterly aspect and higher altitude results in a very elegant style. The wines from the lower vineyards that border the Pinhão River are tannic, dark purple-red and concentrated but have superb aromas.


    With age, the Cavadinha wines develop even more elegance and balance; the nose can give aromas of very fine old burgundy after some years in bottle.

    £25.74

  • Churchill’s 20 Year Old Tawny, Churchill Graham, 19.5% vol, 50cl

    Churchill’s 20 Year Old Tawny, Churchill Graham, 19.5% vol, 50cl

    PT21

    Churchill’s was founded by John Graham in 1981, and is the first British Port Wine company to be established in 50 years. The company is named after his wife, Caroline Churchill.

     

    Churchill’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port is a reflection of the Douro terroir that, combined with delicate ageing in seasoned oak casks, results in a Port full of finesse whilst still retaining Churchill’s characteristic fresh identity.

     

    The fruit for Churchill’s 20 Year Old Tawny comes from the old vineyards on their Estates located in the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro Wine region. It is a blend of several Douro varieties including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca.

     

    A pale red tawny colour with a golden rim. A delicate nose of almonds and red Moreno cherries. Savoury and rich on the palate, without losing the grip, it finishes long and fresh.

     

    There is no need to decant the Port, and once opened it is fine for a month or so.

     

    Best served at cellar temperature (12 -15 ºC), Chuchill’s 20 Year Old Tawny matches well with dried fruits, roasted almonds and mature cheeses.

    £28.92

  • “Guimaraens” 1998, Fonseca , Oporto, 20.5% vol, 75cl

    “Guimaraens” 1998, Fonseca , Oporto, 20.5% vol, 75cl

    PT16

    In certain years, when there is no classic Fonseca Vintage Port made, a Guimaraens Vintage Port may be made instead.  When Guimaraens Vintage Ports were first released in the 1930’s they were made in the same years as the classic Fonseca Vintage Ports but blended from slightly less powerful components, much like the second wines of the Bordeaux châteaux.

     

    Today Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made in years when the wines are more supple and early maturing.

     

    Guimaraens Vintage Ports nevertheless share the origins, heritage and complex fruity style of the classic Fonseca vintages and are drawn from the produce of the same three estates. They differ only in that they are more approachable, ready to drink earlier and more accessibly priced.

     

     

    The 1998 has a complex and elegant bottle matured bouquet. Plum and cherry fruit with spicy, aromatic  background. Lean, stylish wine with good structure. Fresh, firm finish that holds well.

    £29.64

  • Taylor’s “Quinta de Vargellas” 1996, 20.5% vol, 75cl

    Taylor’s “Quinta de Vargellas” 1996, 20.5% vol, 75cl

    PT28

    Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest ports since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world.

     

    The viticulutural season began with a very wet winter. January and February were colder than normal resulting in a late bud burst. Cool, wet conditions continued until just prior to flowering on 25th May. 

     

    Flowering took place in hot weather and, when combined with the large number of inflorescences at bud burst, resulted in the largest potential yields since 1900.

     

    There was a considerable amount of rainfall in September which caused many people to start picking. However, strong winds and hot weather followed (between the 27-30th September), which dried out the bunches and allowed the grapes to ripen fully. 

     

    This was reflected in a marked improvement in all ports produced from 29th September onwards.

     

    Deep ruby, fading to brick on the rim. Rich clean nose, with dense dark cherry and Victoria plum aromas. A round, velvety textured wine with fine plump fruit, power and grip. Surprisingly youthful and fresh still.

     

    **  ONLY ONE BOTTLE REMAINING  **

    £36.00

  • Warre’s “Quinta da Cavadinha” 1988, 20% vol, 75cl

    Warre’s “Quinta da Cavadinha” 1988, 20% vol, 75cl

    PT29

    For over three centuries Warre’s Ports have been famous the world over for their superb quality and style.

     

    Warre’s Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port is only released in non-declared years and whilst it shares many of the characteristics of Warre’s Classic Vintage Port it more closely reflects the unique aspects of the Cavadinha vineyard. The late ripening cycle of this estate dictates the style of the Cavadinha Ports; they are fresh, elegant and have very fine aromas.These wines are consistently rated as amongst the best by leading wine critics worldwide.

     

    Old vines make up a very high proportion of the vineyard, consequently these wines are dark and concentrated, but the south easterly aspect and higher altitude results in a very elegant style. The wines from the lower vineyards that border the Pinhão River are tannic, dark purple-red and concentrated but have superb aromas of tea-rose and violets.

     

    With age, the Cavadinha wines develop even more elegance and balance; the nose can give aromas of very fine old burgundy after some years in bottle.

     

    **  ONLY ONE BOTTLE REMAINING  **

    £36.00