Founded in London in 1737 by William Offley as a wine trading company, Offley soon began to produce its own port and earn recognition as a high-quality, creative wine House. A decisive moment in the company’s development was the arrival of Joseph James Forrester, nephew to William Offley, and his appointment as partner. Forrester, who would later be given the title of Baron by the King in recognition of his achievements, devoted his life and career to furthering the Port industry and his company; he was the first to chart the Douro River and Valley, contributed to key international trade links for Port wine and undertook numerous studies into wine-growing, benefiting the industry with his research into native grapes, soil types and pests.
Unfortunately, the Baron passed in a boating accident on the river he loved so much; the ships in Oporto and Lisbon hoisted their colours to half-mast in respect when the news reached them, and his legacy continues to this day through Offley and the Port wine trade as a whole. He is still affectionately remembered in the wine country as ‘protector of the Douro’. Today, Offley takes immense pride in its heritage and aims to ‘adjust yesterday’s experience to tomorrow’s challenges’.
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Offley Port, 2016
Presented in Offley Gift Box
The 2016 Offley Vintage Port Wine is a floral, aromatic port bursting with juicy dark forest fruit and hints of sweet spice. The lively acidity balancing the sweetness and the flavour intensity alongside the long finish suggest this is a powerful example of a port from a fully declared and exceptional vintage.
Price: $80.98 USD
Stock: 18 in Stock
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Offley Port, 2014
Late Bottled Vintage Port
Includes Offley thick carton box
This 2014 Vintage Port Wine from Offley is deep ruby in colour. Intense notes of plum and black cherry are pronounced on the nose, along with chocolate notes and hints of cedar and pepper spices from maturation in oak vats. This is a smooth, rich wine with structured tannins, balanced acidity and a harmonious finish.
LBV Ports are made to be early drinking examples of top vintage Ports and as such have an intense structure and fruit flavour. Bottled after two more years in cask than Vintage, the wine is from one single harvest and indicative of the year in which it is made.
Price: $26.27 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock
Tawny Port (Includes original Carton Box as illustrated)
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years. …
Price: $40.46 USD
Stock: 10 in Stock