Port

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    O29 Sequeirinha White Port +

    35% malvasia rei, 35% malvasia fina, 30% gouveio. An delicious, hay-coloured port with a fresh aroma of flowers and tropical fruits. The ideal balance between sweetness and acidity — perfect as an aperitif. 19.5% ABV

    £131.04 £10.92
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    O22 Sequeirinha Ruby +

    30% tinta barroca, 30% touriga franca, 20% sousão, 20% tinta amarela. Port with a smooth and youthful flavour of soft fruits; it has a fine balance between its sweetness and tannic structure, giving an attractively long finish. 19.5% ABV

    £131.04 £10.92
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    O10 Krohn ‘Ambassadeur’ Ruby +

    Touriga nacional, touriga francesa, tinta barroca. A young, fruity port from the Rio Torto. 19% ABV

    £135.94 £11.33
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    O11 Krohn ‘Ambassadeur’ Ruby (halves) +

    Touriga nacional, touriga francesa, tinta barroca. A young, fruity port from the Rio Torto. 19% ABV

    £80.50 £6.71
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    O12 Taylor’s ‘First Estate’ Reserve +

    Touriga nacional, touriga francesa, tinta roriz, tinta barroca, tinta cão, tinta amarela. Blended from young vines in the Cima Corgo area and mellowed by several years of ageing in oak vats, First Estate was produced to commemorate Taylor’s 1744 acquisition of its first property in the upper Douro valley, the Casa dos Alambiques at Lugar das Lages. Deep ruby in colour, it has a potent nose of concentrated fruit, crammed with blackcurrant, plum and liquorice; a luscious texture is supported by a firm tannic structure, giving the wine restrained elegance. 20% ABV

    £166.32 £13.86
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    O28 Ramos Pinto ‘Collector’ Reserva +

    Touriga nacional and traditional port varieties. A powerful and earthy blend of matured ports, ripe with blackberry and Christmas spice. 19.5% ABV

    £171.79 £14.32
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    O23 Sequeirinha Tawny +

    55% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, 15% tinta barroca. A lovely purple colour with a brownish hue, it offers aromas of dried fruit and warm spice. 19.5% ABV

    £131.04 £10.92
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    O16H Quevedo Special Reserve Tawny (halves) +

    Touriga franca, tinta roriz, tinta barroca, touriga nacional, tinto cão. A dark amber in colour, this offers aromas of hazelnut and dried fruit. On the palate it reveals a good balance between acidity and sweetness, nicely integrated with wood and with a pleasant lingering finish. 19% ABV

    £82.80 £6.90
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    O27 Sequeirinha 10yr old Tawny +

    40% tinta amarela, 30% touriga franca, 20% tinta barroca, 10% tinta roriz. A sumptuous and complex range of flavours, combining wild flowers with chocolate, nuts and honey. 19% ABV

    £201.31 £16.78
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    O24 2011 Sequeirinha LBV +

    35% tinta amarela, 35% touriga nacional, 20% sousão, 10% tinta roriz. This dark red LBV reveals the full potential of the extraordinary 2011 vintage. After four years ageing it shows fruity aromas of blackberry and spice, along with a decadent array of flavours that linger on the palate. 19% ABV

    £244.66 £20.39
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    O31 2009 Fonseca Unfiltered LBV +

    Touriga nacional, tinta roriz, tinta barroca, touriga franca. Aged for five years in oak vats where it gradually falls bright, before being drawn into bottle with no fining or filtration. Dense dark chocolate and black fruit aromas with a touch of liquorice; bitter chocolate and blackberry flavours on a structured, textural palate. 20% ABV

    “Fruity, with fresh-crushed raspberry and plum flavours, accented by chocolate mousse notes. The powerful finish is rich, creamy and offers good grip.” 90 points
    Wine Spectator

    £197.28 £16.44
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    O26 2009 Ramos Pinto LBV +

    60% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, 10% tinta roriz. While vintage port is bottled in the second year after the vintage, Ramos Pinto’s LBV is kept in cask until the fourth year — as a result it’s already smooth and developed, but still powerful and harmonious. 20% ABV

    £233.14 £19.43
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    O19 2001 Warre’s Quinta de Cavadinha +

    Touriga nacional, touriga franca. Warre’s is the oldest British port house, founded in 1670; at the heart of the Pinhão valley, Quinta da Cavadinha is their largest single estate and also home to an experimental vineyard. The 2001 has the characteristic Warre’s elegance and lifted floral aromas, but retains the unique identity of the Cavadinha vineyard. 20% ABV

    £396.00 £33.00
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    O32 1990 Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos +

    Tinta roriz, touriga franca, tinta barroca, touriga nacional. Graham’s normal practice is to offer Malvedos when fully mature and ready for drinking, but the splendid quality of their centenary vintage led to a decision to offer the wine’en primeur’. Balanced and smooth, with an almost figgy richness. 20% ABV

    “This is the sweetest, most fragrant and most highly extracted of the three ports I tasted (Symington, Dow and Graham). Its flamboyant, up-front fat and decadence provide more initial appeal than the monstrous but restrained Dow. It also reveals extraordinary richness and a fabulous finish. These single quinta ports are just as spectacular as any vintage port I tasted from 1983 or 1985.” 96 points
    Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 82 (August 1992)

    Please note that these bottles were cellared by an Oxford college from landing until early 2017 — the wine is in excellent condition, but some labels are showing their age.

    £468.00 £39.00
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    O20 1995 Ramos Pinto +

    45% touriga nacional, 40% touriga franca, 15% tinta barroca. Sourced from two quintas, Ervamoira (whose old vines provide structure) and Bom Retiro (aroma and finesse). 20% ABV

    “Savoury, herbal nose with a balsamic edge to the fruit. Quite savoury and tight; not overly sweet with good structure. Nice concentration and spicy structure on the palate. Needs time. Very good/excellent.” 90 points
    Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com

    £492.48 £41.04
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    O14 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio +

    Tinta roriz, touriga francêsca, tinta barroca, touriga nacional. The name is deceptive — although the product of a single vineyard (albeit one spread over seven hills and seven valleys, with a history stretching back to 1565 and now owned by the Symington family), Quinta do Vesuvio is a proper vintage port rather an estate normally incorporated into the final blend of a larger house. 20% ABV

    “A ripe and rich ’95 boasting a remarkable essence of crushed berries, this is classic port. It’s full-bodied and quite sweet, with the velvetiest of tannins and a long, long ripe fruit finish. At its best after 2008.” 95 points
    James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 1998)

    £506.88 £42.24
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    O1165 2011 Cockburn’s +

    55% touriga nacional, 30% touriga franca, 10% ‘old vines’, 5% sousão. The 2011 vintage is simply exceptional for vintage port. 20% ABV

    “The Cockburn’s vintage port is sourced from their two main vineyards, Quinta dos Canais and Quinta do Vale Coelho, plus a small contribution from Quinta do Cachão de Arnozelo. Around 55% of the blend is sourced from Touriga Naçional vines in Quinta dos Canais, the remainder of the blend 30% Touriga Franca, 5% Sousão and 10% a mixture of old vines. The fruit was picked between September 8th and October 5th at Canais and between September 12th and 30th at Vale Coelho. It has a lifted bouquet with raisin, fresh dates and some lovely tobacco and sandalwood aromas that lend the aromatic profile complexity, although it feels rather compact at the moment. The palate is very well-balanced with a spicy, black pepper-tinged opening and very good structure. There is wonderful focus here, with a refined, clove-tinged finish and a long, spicy aftertaste so you do not forget it in a hurry. The 2011 Cockburn’s harks back to those classics of yesteryear. Cockburn’s is back.” 94-96 points
    Neal Martin, erobertparker.com (May 2013)

    “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!” 98 points
    James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2013)

    £576.00 £48.00
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    O35 1991 Dow’s +

    Sourced mainly from Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira and Quinta do Bomfim, the characteristic Dow’s dryness is balanced by a spicy depth of fruit. 20% ABV

    “The firmly-structured, moderately tannic, impressively colored and concentrated 1991 Vintage Port is less precocious and more reserved than the 1992 Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port. It may develop along the lines of the stern but powerful 1977. The wine offers a classic display of black fruits, liquorice, and chocolate aromas and flavours, as well as a full-bodied, muscular style with considerable tannin and firmness.” 90 points
    Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 97 (February 1995)

    £777.60 £64.80
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    O13 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio +

    Tinta roriz, touriga francêsca, tinta barroca, touriga nacional. The name is deceptive — although the product of a single vineyard (albeit one spread over seven hills and seven valleys, with a history stretching back to 1565 and now owned by the Symington family), Quinta do Vesuvio is a proper vintage port rather an estate normally incorporated into the final blend of a larger house. 20% ABV

    “Terrific aromas of berries and violets, with a hint of mint. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine, silky tannins that build on the palate and caress the tongue. Outstanding concentration and harmony. Greatest Vesuvio this century. Best after 2010.” 96 points
    James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 1997)

    “Beautiful peppery aromas of prunes, plums, graphite and muscovado sugar. Unctuous and full of life, lifted by cherry and tobacco. Balanced and maturing with a bittersweet finish.”
    Decanter (January 2016)

    £777.60 £64.80
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    O1170 2011 Taylor’s +

    The 2011 vintage is simply exceptional for vintage port. 20% ABV

    “Very sleek, elegant, dense and ripe with full blackberry and black cherry fruit. Great intensity with sweetness and structure. Pure and inviting”. 94–96 points
    Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (April 2013)

    “The 2011 Taylor’s vintage 2011 has a multifaceted, Pandora’s box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. Returning after one 45 minutes that nose has shut up shop. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how vintage port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor’s.” 96-98 points
    Neal Martin, erobertparker.com (May 2013)

    £810.00 £67.50
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    O36 1991 Graham’s +

    Blended primarily from Quinta dos Malvedos and Quinta das Lages, Graham’s 1991 vintage is an immensely powerful wine. 20% ABV

    “Graham’s 1991 Vintage Port gets my nod as the port of the vintage. While keeping in mind that Graham’s aims for a sweeter-styled port, there is no doubting the opaque purple/black colour, or the explosive nose of black fruits, liquorice, spring flowers and tar. Thick and full-bodied, with a satiny texture and a blockbuster, alcoholic finish, this is a top-notch vintage port.” 94 points
    Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 97 (February 1995)

    £828.00 £69.00
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    O1169 2011 Graham’s +

    40% touriga naçional, 31% touriga franca, 23% ‘old vines’, 6% sousão. The 2011 vintage is simply exceptional for vintage port. 20% ABV

    “Pure, floral with slightly appley blackcurrant fruit nose. Very pretty and floral with amazing presence, some liqueur-like richness and a spicy bite on the finish.” 93–96 points
    Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (April 2013)

    “The 2011 Graham’s comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos, Tua, Vila Velha, das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1,454 and is a blend of 40% Touriga Naçional, 31% Touriga Franca, 6% Sousão and 23% mixture of very old vines. It has a more ‘serious’ bouquet compared to the Dow, with beguiling scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, tobacco and cloves. Straight-laced, very well-defined and compelling, the palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and supremely well-judged acidity. It is utterly harmonious, with a pure core of ripe black cherries, damson, marmalade, clove and spices, and the finish lingers long in the mouth. The separation of ‘The Stone Terraces’ vines certainly does not appear to have detracted from a great Graham’s.” 95-97 points
    Neal Martin, erobertparker.com (May 2013)

    £864.00 £72.00
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    O1166 2011 Warre’s +

    37% touriga naçional, 23% tinta franca, 40% ‘old vines’. The 2011 vintage is simply exceptional for vintage port. 20% ABV

    “Six lagares of this wine were made at the Cavadinha winery. Half comes from the high-up Cavadinha quinta, then some from Retiro in the Rio Torto valley, and the balance from Telheada, up in the Douro Superior. Sweet, warm and mellow, with fresh pure blackberry and black cherry fruit, yet fresh with amazing purity, concentration and depth. Seductive and compelling.” 94–96 points
    Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (April 2013)

    “The Warre’s vintage was picked beginning on September 18 at Quinta da Cavidinha, with fruit also sourced from Quinta do Retiro and Quinta da Telhada. It is a blend of 37% Touriga Naçional, 23% Tinta Franca and 40% mixture of old vines. There is a lovely sea spray note on the 2011 Warre’s that emerges after ten minutes in the glass. It is nicely defined with a tangible mineral component. The palate is very well-balanced with fine tannins, very well-judged acidity and a languorous feel, as if everything is in place and it does not want to show off. This is a lovely, refined 2011 – one of the most elegant 2011s. This is a classic Warre’s.” 93-95 points
    Neal Martin, erobertparker.com (May 2013)

    £864.00 £72.00
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    O1168 2011 Fonseca +

    The 2011 vintage is simply exceptional for vintage port. 20% ABV

    “Rich and ripe: super-concentrated, dense and warm with spicy richness and firm tannins. Very ripe, sweet, lush black fruits dominate.” 93–96 points
    Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com (April 2013)

    “The Fonseca 2011 is typically more forthcoming on the nose compared to the bashful Croft: a strident bouquet with lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries, kirsch, crushed stone and a dash of hoi sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined, very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight, though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted liquorice on the aftertaste is very attractive. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca, the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results. So much potential, but just 6,000 cases were produced.” 97-99 points
    Neal Martin, erobertparker.com (May 2013)

    £1080.00 £90.00
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