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2004 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: The 2004 vintage was not generally declared, but some wonderful single quinta vintages were bottled. These 2004 Vintage Ports show an intense deep purple-red colour, a factor that was strongly influenced by the August rains that softened the skins and allowed for better colour extraction. The nose is lifted and fresh, again thanks to the cooler August weather. The taste is rich, firm and with good acidity and fine peppery tannins. These wines are most attractive and will age extremely well, making them an ideal 17 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year
 
Italian: Produce of Piemonte in 2004 is very promising with few extremes of weather and well balanced wines. In Tuscany, the year was an exceptionally good vintage, central Italy’s equivalent of the perfect growing season that France experienced in 2005.
 
Bordeaux: The 2004 wine vintage marked a return to a more classic Bordeaux vintage. The wines are more traditionally styled, and will make fine drinking for many cellars. The vintage seems a little under-rated compared with 2003 and the wines represent good value.
 
Burgundy: Large vintage of far from flashy but pretty serviceable and certainly good value wines. Relatively light and crisp, for early drinking though the best may surprise in the long run.
 
Champagne: Unusually, quality and quantity were both hallmarks of 2004. The vintage produced structured, well-balanced wines which have exceeded expectation.
 
Spain: A very good year, especially for Rioja, with wines that should last well.

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Palmer Port, 2004

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Single Harvest White Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £36 | Now £25
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2004 White Colheita Port - 50cl Bottle.
This port-wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2004 harvest until it was bottled this year. White ports are a true rarity and this is an outstanding example.

Tasting Notes: The 2004 Palmer white port has a golden amber colour. On the nose it has a very fine, elegant aroma of honey, and peach infused with a spicy redolence of citrus peel and cinnamon. There are layers of complexity here with mint and a touch of walnut. The palate is perfectly balanced with a fresh acidity and sweetness. It has an amazing rich mellow flavour and an elegant citrus finish that lasts for minutes.
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Price: $34.40 USD
Stock: 32 in Stock

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J W Hart, 2004

Colhieta Single Harvest Port

This 2004 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.
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Price: $48.09 USD
Stock: 27 in Stock

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2004 Burmester Port

Colheita Port
Includes branded wooden case

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2004 vintage Burmester Colheita port wine has a complex nose with dark berries, cress, hints of caramel and coffee. On the palate it is full-bodied with great elegance and balance, smooth, with taste characteristics that reflect the nose and a very long lingering finish.

The 2004 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.
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Price: $45.34 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

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Blandys Madeira, 2004

Malmsey Colheita Madeira (H/Litre, 50cl)
Includes Original Gift Box

Made entirely from Malmsey grapes, which produce the sweetest style of Madeira, this 2004 vintage will match fantastically well with rich desserts or cheeses.

Blandy’s Colheita Malmsey 2004 was aged for 12 years in seasoned American oak casks in the traditional ‘Canteiro’ system, where by the wine is gently heated by warm air in the lofts of the company’s south-facing lodge in Funchal. Over the years the casks are transferred from the top floor to the middle floor and eventually to the ground floor where it is cooler. The wine is regularly racked during the ageing process and is finally bottled when the desired balance of maturity is reached.
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Price: $82.49 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Chateau Talbot, 2004

St Julien, 4me Cru Classe

A sumptuous, complex, Provencal-like bouquet of roasted herbs, cherries, licorice, and underbrush emerges from this dark plum/ruby-colored 2004. Tart acidity provides freshness,
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Price: $110.01 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Kopke Port, 2004

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Vintage Port
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Includes Wooden Gift Box

***91-93 Pts- Roy Hersh, For the Love of Port***
For the chocolate lover, the intense, spicy blackberry nose and flavor is like feasting on warm, molten chocolate filled cake with a heavenly fruit sauce. The burst of fruit in the mouth-filling palate carries through soft tannins balanced by good structure to a lingering dark berry finish. “full throttle with excellent balance and a very, enjoyable finish with virtually no sign of tannins. Drink tomorrow or in 15 years; an impressive effort by Kopke.”

A 2004 vintage port wine. Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano,
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Price: $75.61 USD
Stock: 124 in Stock

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Messias Port, 2004

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port

The Messias colheita port wine from the good 2004 vintage has been aged in a barrel until bottling in 2017.

It has a beautiful straw colour. Young, fruity fresh aromas that evolve over time, giving rise to a bouquet that brings out the aromas of dried fruits, aromas of roasting, wood and spices. Soft, harmony and complexity in the end. Great finish - excellent wine.

The extended barrel aging has given this wine a complex fusion of dried fruit and cedar notes. On the palate the wine is smooth and full bodies with plenty nuts and sweet fruit on the palate, fine balance. A tremendous finish which goes on forever.
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Price: $41.21 USD
Stock: 19 in Stock

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Quevedo, 2004

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Colheita Port

The 2004 Quevedo colheita port is an amazing value/quality port. The tawny has a medium to dark brick colour, hints of pomegranate clear and even from the centre to
the edge. Definitively on the elegance and purity on the nose which opens up notes of fresh almonds, dried figs and nutmeg. On the palate the 2004 is surprisingly fresh,
with layers of flavours ranging from almonds, grilled nuts and caramel. The balance between acidity, sugar and concentrated flavours lifts the mid-palate through a
remarkable fresh, polished and long aromatic finish. Excellent.

Winemakers Notes
The Spring of 2004 was dry and sunny and that gave us a good quantity of grapes on the vines.
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Price: $41.21 USD
Stock: 25 in Stock

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Quinta de la Rosa, 2004

Vintage Port

La Rosa's classic house style achieved by slow maceration in traditional granite 'Lagares' has produced a wine full of luscious forward fruit with a very attractive nose and a long velvety slightly drier finish across the palate

La Rosa is a vertically integrated Quinta rising to 450 metres above sea level, boasting many hidden micro climates within its cirtilage. Where possible we vintage and mature these small 'lotes' separately in order to achieve the maximum complexity in the finished ports, which would not have been possible from a less diversely planted property.

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Price: $82.49 USD
Stock: 58 in Stock

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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2004

Vintage Port- SINGLE BOTTLE

A 2004 vintage port wine. We are thrilled to be able to offer Nacional 2004 at the same time. Christian fell in love with the wine after harvest, so the wine was declared but not released. Kept instead under the watchful eye of Technical Director Antonio Agrellos to see how it developed. Considering the pedigree, it comes as no surprise that the wine lived up to their expectations, and so now, 10 years after the harvest, the 2004 is ready for release.

At Quinta do Noval the bud burst occurred mid-March followed by a quick flowering in the end of May due to high temperatures and lack of precipitation.
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Price: $942.58 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

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Chateau Musar, 2004

Bekaar Valley, Gaston Hochar

The 2004 Musar is a blend of Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Carignan from this well-known and highly regarded Lebanese winery.

Chateau Musar 2004 Red Wine is a great vintage with a blend of power, complexity and endless fruit. On the palate, this wine is full of ripe, black cherries and balanced, rich fruits and spices. This wine is perfectly harmonious and balanced and expresses the power of the 2009 vintage in the finest way.

Chateau Musar is often referred to as the Lafite of the Lebanon. Wine maker Gaston Hochar defied the odds producing a string of great wines during the Lebanon War.
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Price: $67.43 USD
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