Port is a fortified wine specifically produced in the Douro region of northern Portugal. The name comes from Oporto from where barrels were sent out across Europe. The industry benefited hugely from trade agreements with Britain as the market for French wine dipped during times of war and port has become hugely associated with ceremonial toasts and after dinner drinks in this country.
Less well known and certainly underrated, White Port is the perfect aperitif. The 10 Year Old from Kopke actually has an average ageing length of 15 years, but is categorized as a 10 year old as there is no 15 year old category! Why not try this in one of the drinks of the summer - White Port and tonic, with plenty of ice and a sprig of mint, very refreshing!
Taylors are seen as one of the top producers of Tawny Ports, always offering a range of products that are of very high quality. The 20 year old, being aged for longer, offers flavours of greater intensity than you find in the 10 year old. Having mellowed further, the fruit flavours along with the spice and nuttiness are a wonderful combination.
Taylors is one of the few remaining producers of a 30 year old Tawny Port. Its made by combining a variety of ports, which have been aged for 30 years. The skill is selecting the samples which perfectly compliment each other, to produce balance in both flavour and acidity. We believe, as ever that Taylors have done this perfectly.
Made by combining samples of 40 year old Taylors port, this tawny has a very intense flavour which comes about from the length of aging. The skill comes from selecting ports that perfectly compliment one another to create just the right balance of both flavour and acidity. With notes of nuts and spice on the nose, and rich and mellow palate, this is truely delicious. Winner of …
Croft is a popular vintage port producer, established in 1736 by the Croft family. Known for producing brilliant tawny ports, as well as their distinctive ruby ports, characterised by ripe, luscious, powerful fruits. The Pink port is the first of its kind to enter the wine scene. Its a rose style of port that extracts a small amount of colour from the skins of the grapes, witho…
Having done all of its ageing in the cask, Fonseca Bin 27 is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled. The characteristics are similar to those of a vintage Port, at a fraction of the cost. Flavours of intense rich fruit are prominent, combined with a delicate touch of spice on the finish, delicious.
Taylors Vintage Port is made only in exceptional years, following the rigorous selection and tasting process to meet the requirements for declaration. Historically Taylors has only declared a maximum of 3 vintages per decade. 2011 has been hailed as a classic vintage by all accounts. Ideal ripening conditions in this year have led Fladgate wine-maker David Guimaraens to conclud…
This Port is created using a range of vintages from Quinta Do Noval, all aged in oak casks for an average of 10 years. Fresh on the palate, with an intense flavour of fruit this is a very approachable port with a lot to offer.
Created using a combination of different harvests all aged in wood for an average of 10 years, this is a high quality and delicious Tawny Port. Kopke are a very well known producer and so have built up a reputation for creating delicious Vintage and Tawny Ports. Deep brown in colour with an enticing amber halo, this is packed with notes of dried fruit and spice, delightful.
Grahams have been producing quality vintage Ports for many years, they apply the same level of care and attention to detail to their Tawnys. This 10 year old has been aged in oak, giving it complex, deep flavours that match beautifully with sweet desserts.
Intense ruby colour, now just beginning to open out. Rich, complete, multidimensional nose, displaying elements of both youth and maturity. Aromas of ripe berry fruit, liquorice and butterscotch with scented violet notes. The palate is now...
Drinking wonderfully now, Taylor's 1985 is impressively deep with intense, rich fruits. Concentrated nose, well balanced sweetness, full bodied, rich, and good length. Needs to be decanted.
Taylor’s family made a premium 10 year old Tawny Port. This style of Port is fully matured in oak barrels (630 litres each) and is a mix of vintages with at least 10 years of barrel ageing...
Used as a mark of quality, the depiction of the six grapes on this bottle assures the buyer that this is an elegant Port with a great deal of finesse. Having won numerous medals and accolades over the last two decades, this has been compared to...
In 2002 Fonseca created Terra Prima, the first port to be made entirely using organic grapes. Full of dark fruits on the nose, intense flavours and just the right amount of acidity on the palate, this is a great port that would perfectly finish off a decadent meal. This received a Commendation in the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards!
First developed in 2003, Fonseca's Late Bottled Vintage port is considered one of the best. Aged in wooden vats rather than in the bottle, LBV ports tend to have a brighter flavour with red fruits dominant. This is the perfect every day drinking port, pair it with a decadent chocolate tarte, or perhaps a strong blue cheese.