2011 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 2011 Port vintage is hailed as a legendary vintage one of the best in decades. All of the major port houses declared the 2011 Port vintage as being of exceptional quality. The avalanche of declarations started with Sogrape, owners of Sandeman and Ferreira, followed by Symington, the company that owns Dows, Graham, Warre, Smith Woodhouse and Cockburn and then Taylor Fladgate, owners of the Fonseca, Croft and Taylor's brands. According to Charles Symington, "The 2011 Vintage Ports are characterised by an unusual combination of elegance with power and structure. Whereas “elegant” usually implies lighter-bodied, the 2011s have fantastic aromas and great elegance but are big wines - not an easy balance to achieve." These ports would be an excellent 9 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year, reaching their peak between 2020 and 2050, perhaps even onwards.
 
Italian: Piedmont, particularly the Langhe and Roero, experienced an earlier harvest than usual in 2011; warm spells in April, June and July accelerated the development of the vines. Though conditions were dry, nights were cool, distinguishing 2011 from the hot 2003 vintage. What's more, water reserves from winter rains prevented the vines from suffering too much. Tuscany, on the other hand, was under a heatwave from Africa throughout August. This resulted in a harvest roughly three weeks earlier than usual, challenging vintners to retain freshness and elegance in early ripening grape varieties.
 
Bordeaux: Poor summer weather in 2011 led to mildew and rot. A warm September saved the vintage, but with uneven ripening and a difficult harvest. There was less rot on the Right Bank than on the Left; sorting was essential, but Pomerol produced some excellent wines.
 
Burgundy: As so often in recent years, 2011 proved to be a tricky and challenging vintage for growers in Burgundy, yet the wines mostly turned out well. The reds are aromatic and fresh, with considerable purity of fruit. What they lack is some depth, weight, and complexity. The best wines have balance rather than power, and should be enjoyed in the medium term.
 
Sauternes: The sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac had an exceptional vintage in 2011, approaching that of the 2001 for quality; the cool harvest maintained their acidity levels, and windy days allowed the botrytis to dry out.

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Palmer Port, 2011

Single Harvest Tawny Port

A 50cl bottle of 2011 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.
This rare Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2011 harvest until it was bottled this year. This 2011 colheita is an outstanding example of an aged tawny.

Tasting Notes: The 2011 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate, there is a lightness that is balanced by good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.
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Palmer Port, 2011

Single Harvest Tawny Port
Includes Leather Effect Gift Box

A 50cl bottle of 2011 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.
This rare Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2011 harvest until it was bottled this year. This 2011 colheita is an outstanding example of an aged tawny.

Tasting Notes: The 2011 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate, there is a lightness that is balanced by good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish. Outstanding.
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2011 Messias Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Messias presents a deep red colour, black fruit aromas, with hints of violet and black pepper nuances. At the palate shows an explosion of ripe fruit combined with a strong freshness, with the tannins giving it intense life and long aftertaste. A great wine from one of the best port vintages of the previous decade. Drink now-2050+

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Price: $93.97 USD
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Barolo, 2011

La Spinetta - Campè

A 2011 La Spinetta Barolo Red Wine
"This is wild and exotic with dried flowers, earth, spice and berry character. Full-bodied, dense and decadent with ripe and round tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Fabulous depth. So delicious now but will improve with four to five years of bottle age."
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Barolo, 2011

Gigi Rosso - Riserva Ulivo

A 2011 Gigi Rosso Barolo Red Wine
In the heart of our Arione Estate, an olive tree has survived cold Piedmontese winters for more than 100 years, a testament to the exceptional microclimate of this unique position. In the best vintages, grapes from the Ulivo vineyard (approximately 2 acres or 0.8 Ha) reach a degree of ripeness and intensity of perfume that give the wine its extraordinary bouquet. It is aged for more than four years in the barrel and then the bottle only in the fifth year can the wine legally become a Riserva. Approximately 3,900 bottles are produced (only in the best vintages).
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Barros Port, 2011

Vintage Port (Includes Barros gift box as illustrated)

A 2011 Barros Vintage Port Wine.
In the same year Barros celebrated its 100th anniversary, the exquisite 2011 Barros Vintage Port surprised Kim Marcus of Wine Spectator with a "burst on the palate," being a "powerful and heavy" wine, with hints of "raspberries and blueberries, balanced with freshness and acidity." For this American critic, this wine is "distinct, revealing powerful notes of smoke and spices in a refined finish." Recommended by the critic, this wine is ready to drink now.
*** 94 Points Wine Spectator ***
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Burmester Port, 2011

Vintage Port - Single Bottle in Presentation Box

The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "intensely fruity" wine with great complexity and concentration, notes of "raspberries, black plums and wild cherries." This wine offers a "refined finish" with a touch of "dark chocolate, tea and brown sugar." It is a wine that, according to the critic, is ready to drink but has the ability to continue ageing during the next three decades.

"The 2011 J W Burmester has a sweeter, comparatively floral bouquet with open, generous scents of ripe dates, black plum and raisin that need to show a little more restraint.
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Price: $80.54 USD
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Burmester Port, 2011

Vintage Port 6x75cl Bottle Case

These 2011 Vintage Port Wines from Burmester are bottled in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia during the second spring after the harvest; this has been the process since the beginning of the 20th century. Produced according to the traditional method of foot treading in classic stone "lagares", a Vintage is only declared in years of outstanding and exceptional quality.

The association of Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations. The soft buttery texture, mellow character and piquancy of the cheese are perfectly matched by the powerfully majestic flavours of the Vintage Port.
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Burmester Port, 2011

Vintage Port - MAGNUM - 1.5L in Presentation Box

The 2011 Burmester Vintage Port Wine is, according to Kim Marcus (Wine Spectator), an "intensely fruity" wine with great complexity and concentration, notes of "raspberries, black plums and wild cherries." This wine offers a "refined finish" with a touch of "dark chocolate, tea and brown sugar." It is a wine that, according to the critic, is ready to drink but has the ability to continue ageing during the next three decades.

"The 2011 J W Burmester has a sweeter, comparatively floral bouquet with open, generous scents of ripe dates, black plum and raisin that need to show a little more restraint.
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Price: $173.30 USD
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Calem Port, 2011

Vintage Port Single Bottle in individual presentation box as illustrated
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The 2011 Cálem Vintage Port Wine, according to Kim Marcus of Wine Spectator, reveals flavours of "black plums, blackberries and cherries" that "vibrate on the palate" with intense notes of "dark chocolate and spices." This Vintage Port suggests a "powerful control", the result of nobles and "structured tannins", extending the finish. According to Kim Marcus, this is a Vintage Port that follows the "traditional style of wines that need time," and recommends drinking it ideally after 2018.

*** 93-95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 92 Points Wine Spectator ***




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Chateau Climens, 2011

Barsac, 1er Cru Classe

A 2011 Barsac 1er Cru Classe sweet white wine.
"Fine, complex and elegant. Final blend under the deft guidance of Berenice Lurton will no doubt create another great vintage for Climens."
***(19 points), Decanter***

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Churchill's Port, 2011

Vintage Port

2011 has been widely declared a vintage year with quality levels hailed as exceptional across the board. Johnny Graham's Churchill's 2011, from Quinta da Grincha on the south bank of the Douro, is classic in style and has decades of ageing potential. The complexity and character of the wine is extraordinary and despite being made in very small quantities it is hard to think of any other wine producing region that can offer anything of comparable value. The Churchill's 2011 shone at a recent tasting of all the major ports and at this En Primeur price, it is a bargain. Drink 2020 – 2035+.

The wine will be shipped to the UK in time for Christmas this year.
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Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Cockburn is distinctively fragrant with esteva (rockrose) on the nose, indicative of the substantial Touriga Nacional contribution to the final blend. In the mouth there is a wonderful, pure fruit quality (red cherries and strawberry) denoting the fresh acidity, which underpins the wine's structure and balance. A wine of great finesse and poise.

Cockburn's 2011 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.

"Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish.
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Price: $106.13 USD
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Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE (6 Litre) in oak case

A rare 6Lt bottle of the 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Cockburn Port.

"Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish. This is muscular, toned and intense. Superb: the greatest ever vintage Port from here! This is tasting much better than from barrel. 3,000 cases produced of this mechanically trodden wine. Try after 2024." 98 Points James Suckling
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Cockburn Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Cockburn is distinctively fragrant with esteva (rockrose) on the nose, indicative of the substantial Touriga Nacional contribution to the final blend. In the mouth there is a wonderful, pure fruit quality (red cherries and strawberry) denoting the fresh acidity, which underpins the wine's structure and balance. A wine of great finesse and poise.

Cockburn's 2011 Vintage Port pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts, such as chocolate mousse, creamy blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort.

""Great nose here with flowers, leaves and a wet earth character. Full body, lightly sweet with a massive finish.
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Price: $106.13 USD
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Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port DOUBLE MAGNUM 3.0L

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft is deep purple black in colour. The complex seductive nose has the archetypal Croft opulence but displays impressive depth, background and reserves of aroma. A rich, powerful fruitiness provides the backdrop for heady scents of blossom and rock rose. Luscious ripe berry fruit flavour surges though the palate. The wine’s velvety texture is underpinned by taut, muscular, perfectly integrated tannins, which provide stamina with an attractive firmness and vigour to the finish. More virile and structured than some recent Vintages from this classic house, the 2011 nevertheless displays all the rich ripe fruitiness and exotic scented character associated with the Croft house style.
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Croft Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL BOTTLE 6.0L

This 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Croft comes from the near perfect viticultural conditions in the Douro Valley and Croft's highly regarded Quinta da Roêda during 2011. This Quinta always forms the core around which Croft craft their Vintage Port blend, yet in this excellent year all of the blend's components have been sourced from here, producing a scented, exotic and lusciously opulent style. In the words of wine-maker David guimareans, the high perfomance of Quinta da Roêda gave this vintage 'an additional layer of density and depth of flavour' with silky, integrated tannins and powerful grip on the finish.
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Domaine la Cabotte, 2011

Cotes du Rhone Villages, Massif d'Uchaux Garance

The domain takes its name from a shelter built with dry stones resistant to the summer and harsh winter weather. Gabriel d'Ardhuy, famous winemaker and owner of Domaine d'Ardhuy in Burgundy, acquired in 1981 a property of 112 acres, in one piece, at the heart of the Massif of Uchaux, northeast of Vaucluse in Southern Cotes du Rhone. He entrusted the property to Marie-Pierre, one of his seven daughters.
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Dow's Port, 2011

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

Reviews
"Very inky in hue, this is very tight indeed, with classic Dow dryness/austerity – firm tannins and a yet to be mined concentrated seam of minerals, black currant, berry and cherry. At this very early stage of its life, it means you are more conscious of the spirit, but this positively unshowy Port plainly has a long life ahead given its deep reserves of fruit and imposing structure. Impressively hewn."Sarah Ahmed www.thewinedetective.co.uk

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Price: $119.56 USD
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Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port MAGNUM 150cl

RARE MAGNUM FORMAT

Fonseca declares its vintages only in the most exceptional of years, and in 2011, like many, Fonseca benefitted from a perfect ending to the growing season, ensuring optimum ripeness for their grapes. This allowed deep, powerful and aromatic wines to be made on each of the Fonseca Quintas in the Távora and Pinhão valleys. 2011 has thus given Fonseca another opportunity to express the best characteristics of its vintage port to conoisseurs: its concentration of black fruits, its firm tannic grip, its dense velvety texture and its vibrant aromatics. It bears the promise of many years of development in bottle.
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Graham's Port, 2011

Stone Terraces Vintage Port (Single Bottle)

A rare bottle of Graham's Stone Terraces Vintage Port.

At Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos two parcels have produced consistently extraordinary wines which for years have been at the heart of Graham’s declared Vintage Ports.

Both Parcel #43, known as Port Arthur, and #37, Vinha dos Cardenhos, are planted on old stone-walled terraces, Port Arthur facing primarily east and Vinha dos Cardenhos facing north. The combination of their aspects and their being on stone walled terraces which hold and reflect the heat of the sun, makes the wines from these two parcels very different in character from the rest of the primarily south-facing soil-terraced quinta.
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Price: $920.22 USD
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Graham's Port, 2011

Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

The Graham’s 2011 Vintage Port is a profound and complex wine of incredible intensity. Purple-black to the rim, this wine gives fine aromas of blue-violets, black China tea and ripe red fruit. On the palate, it offers an initial taste of powerful and vigorous fruit, merging into flavours of bitter black chocolate and fine acidity with balanced and mature, but not dry, tannins. The final flavour is clean and perfectly defined. This wine will age well, evolving into a finely balanced and elegant wine in the decades to come.

Reviews

"Though the nose is very tight, there’s an attractive whiff of violets and black pepper.
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Graham's Port, 2011

Vintage Port (MAGNUM BOTTLE)

The Graham’s 2011 Vintage Port Wine is a profound and complex wine of incredible intensity. Purple-black to the rim, this wine gives fine aromas of blue-violets, black China tea and ripe red fruit. On the palate, it offers an initial taste of powerful and vigorous fruit, merging into flavours of bitter black chocolate and fine acidity with balanced and mature, but not dry, tannins. The final flavour is clean and perfectly defined. This wine will age well, evolving into a finely balanced and elegant wine in the decades to come.

"Though the nose is very tight, there’s an attractive whiff of violets and black pepper.
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Price: $382.87 USD
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Meerlust Estates, 2011

Cabernet sauvignon

This 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon wine from the top quality Meerlust Estate comes with its own collectors tin. It has cellar potential with a recommended maximum storage of 16 years.

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure.
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Price: $40.23 USD
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Messias Port, 2011

Vintage Port

The 2011 Vintage Port Wine from Messias is an exceptional value port from an outstanding year! Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.


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