Reviews: An outstanding port rating 90 points. "A striking, individualistic nose of spring flowers, blackberries, blueberries, and lead pencil shavings emerges from this saturated purple-coloured 2000. Evolved yet expansive, sweet, and generous, it admirably conceals moderately high tannins under a wealth of fruit and glycerin. The aromatic profile and attack merit a score in the mid-nineties, but the finish is short, thus lowering the overall rating. Robert Parker Wine Advocate Rating 90 points (Outstanding) Drink now to 2025
Price: £59.95 (35 in Stock)
Monferrato - Cantina San Mateo - Borgo Lame
A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
Price: £39.00 (1 in Stock)
Vintage Port HALF BOTTLES
**94 Points** Robert Parker
"An opaque blue/purple colour (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, licorice, blackberries, and cassis). This firmly-structured, classic, tightly-knit, restrained port exhibits brilliant purity as well as impressive intensity. While not the most dramatic or flamboyant, it is a beautiful, classically structured port that will age gracefully. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030." Robert Parker
Price: £39.95 (15 in Stock)
Dow's 20 Year Old Tawny Port in (Own box as seen in image)
Dow's 20 Year Old Tawny Port was relaunched in 2019, after an absence from the market for a number of years. For many the perfect age for a great Tawny Port. The vibrant purple colour of a great young Port has softened to a delicate green-gold after 20 long years in seasoned oak casks under the watchful eye of the master blender and the Dow’s head lodge man. On the palate, Dow’s Twenty Years Old Tawny is perfectly balanced, with notes of dried nuts and spice. One of the greatest wines a Port blender can make.
Price: £34.95 (2 in Stock)
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Rufete
Port from a single exceptional harvest may be declared as a "Vintage". Bottled after spending between two to three years in wood, the wine continues to m ature in bottle until it is ready to drink In some cases, this may take two decades or more.
Feuerheerd's Vintage with a strong ruby-like colour with a violet shades, has a very fresh aromas, notes of mint and wild berries. On the palate, is full bodied with strong tannins, well rounded and elegant. Long-lasting finish.
Perfect Port wine to accompany goat cheeses or typical Portuguese buttery cheese, ice-cream or simply as a digestif.
Price: £54.95 (1 in Stock)
*** 95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 95 Points Wine Journal ***
Fonseca vintage ports are noted for their luscious fruitiness which develops great opulence and complexity with age. These are released only when a year produces outstanding wines with long term ageing potential. These classic vintage ports are a blend of wines from three distinctive vineyards, Cruzeiro, Santo Antonio and Panascal. Each of these contribute characteristics such as concentrated black fruit flavours with a firm tannic “grip”, opulent luscious fruitiness and dense velvety texture with flavour complexity and vibrancy of colour followed by a fine scented character and fresh acidity.
Price: £79.95 (3 in Stock)
A stunning offering, this is the finest port yet tasted from Gould Campbell. Its saturated purple color is accompanied by aromas of chocolate, blackberry liqueur, smoke, and white flowers. Packed and stacked, with moderate sweetness, high tannin, and a formidable, backstrapping intensity, this impeccably made, rich 2000 will drink well between 2010-2030. A sleeper! Score: 92/100
Price: £59.95 (34 in Stock)
There are 250 cases of the 2000 Hermitage, a more elegant, finesse-styled effort compared to the blockbuster 1999 and 1998. The wine is concentrated for the vintage, offering a deep purple color followed by notions of licorice and creme de cassis, sweet tannin, low acidity, and a forward, plump, concentrated style. This well-balanced Hermitage will be drinkable at a younger age than the compelling 1999. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2016.
Price: £89.00 (1 in Stock)
2000 Hutcheson Vintage Port: Please note that this is an unusual 50cl Bottle (slightly smaller than the regular 75cl bottle).
Hutcheson Vintage Port, from the outstanding 2000 vintage, is still dark and inky in colour. On the nose there are lovely notes of violets, blueberries, morello cherry and other dark fruits. On the palate this is an attractive, elegant wine that is medium bodied loaded with fruit. The tannins have integrated well at this early stage in its evolution. A nice long finish. Drink now - 2030+ - Excellent 89/100 VWP Tasting. 01/20
Price: £39.95 (56 in Stock)
Raim - Tenuta Sella & Mosca
A red wine from the island of Sardinia featuring the Carignian grape with light ruby red color that tends to a garnet. Aromas of black berries and sweet red fruit flavours complement a long fruity finish.
Price: £39.00 (1 in Stock)