Port Selection Pack - Introduction, Tasting Experience
4 Bottle Port Selection Pack
Introduction to Port.
Special Offer | Only £49.95 | Beparate selling price £60+
Bottle size: 4 x 75cl
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If you are new to Port or just want a great value experience then buy this pack of four Ports. We set our Port Buyer the challenge of selecting 4 bottles for under £50 with the goal of exploring different styles.
The goal is to introduce you to different styles of Port.
Pocas White Port Non-vintage, 75cl 20% ABV
: The Pocas White Port has a straw yellow colour, very refreshing, citrus and tropical flavors of pineapple and banana. Well-balanced and refined, smooth with a long-lasting finish. Excellent aperitif or with smooth cheeses, dried fruits, almonds, and olives. Should be served chilled 10°C/50°F. This port is lovely served as an aperitif or as a refreshing drink served with tonic water (Port and Tonic)
Messias Ruby PortNon-vintage, 75cl 20% ABV
A lovely Port with a young fruity character. Aromatic on the nose with fresh notes of red fruits. A very pleasant finish make this a great after dinner drink. This is a Ruby style of Port that has been aged briefly for 12 months before bottling. This preserves the fruit characteristics of the port. .
Quevedo 10 Year Tawny PortNon-vintage, 75cl 20% ABV
Oscar Quevedo's outstanding aged Tawny Port provides an excellent contrast to the Ruby Port. This 10 year tawny Port has been aged in a barrel for an extended period before bottling. During this time it loses some of its fruit characteristics and gains some nutty, spicy flavours. The colour is light and brown with hints of orange due to the long ageing in oak cask. The nose is filled with aromas of dried fruit, cinnamon and walnuts. On the palate the nutty flavours predominate, along with a touch of coffee and chocolate."Color light brown with hints of orange. Aroma very balanced with flavors of dried fruit, cinnamon and a certain floral note. Well defined aromas of wood, resulting from ageing in very old oak. On the palate light coffee beans. Nice lingering finish." - Mark Squires Wine Advocate, 90 / 100 points (Outstanding).
2016 Quevedo Late Bottle Vintage Port 75cl 20% ABV
For the late Bottled Vintage Port we have again turned to Quevedo. Late Bottled Vintage Port is matured in cask for 4-6 years before bottling so that We wanted to include an unfiltered LBV, as we feel that this brings us a little closer to a Vintage Port style.
A 2016 Late Bottled Vintage Port Wine from Quevedo. Sourced from the winery's quintas at Vale d’Agodinho and Trovisca, this is dry, light and lifted. It's not the richest and deepest of the LBVs we have seen from Quevedo, but its focus and the length on the finish are superb. Very expressive as well, this shows brilliantly just now. It can also age and develop if you want to hold it.
Reviews - 91 Points Mark Squire - wine Advocate.
The 2016 Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV) is a traditionally styled (lightly filtered but not cold stabilized) blend of Touriga Nacional (30%), Touriga Franca (25%), Tinta Roriz (15%) and small bits of others filling out the blend. It was bottled in April 2021 with a long cork and 96 grams of residual sugar. Sourced from 1983 vines, this spent two years in stainless steel before being transferred into oak for another two years. The difference between this and the LBV Porto Bio, also reviewed, could not be greater. This is lusher, sweeter (although still fairly dry), more developed and more expressive than the somewhat compact LBV Porto Bio. It certainly, however, lacks that wine's purity of fruit. That Porto Bio often seems like the essence of the fruit. With the time in barrel, this regular LBV is also softer and easier to drink. I liked them both about the same, but if you are picking one for tonight, this is ready, while the Porto Bio is a bit undeveloped as yet. If for no other reason, that's the answer, at least today.