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Port

Port is without a doubt Portugal's most famous liquid export. The term 'Port' is protected by EU law and can only be applied to wines that come from the Douro Valley in the north of Portugal.

There are many different types and styles of port, distinguished by the source and quality of the wine and the manner in which it is aged, all our ports are viewed here or you can see them by style.

Port is without a doubt Portugal's most famous liquid export. The term 'Port' is protected by EU law and can only be applied to wines that come from the Douro Valley in the north of Portugal.

There are many different types and styles of port, distinguished by the source and quality of the wine and the manner in which it is... read more.

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White Port

Made from white grapes it ranges from sweet to dry. The drier styles make an excellent aperitif when served chilled. The Portuguese drink it with a twist of lemon and a splash of tonic.

Ruby Port

This is a blend of young, spicy ports that have been bottled after three years of wood ageing. It tends to be dark in colour, has a full fruity flavour and does not require decanting.

Vintage Character

This is another blend of ports this time aged around 4 years. The wine must be of good quality and have some of the characteristics of a vintage port. They show some excellent depth and complexity and are essentially a premium ruby.

Tawny

Blended from several harvests, this port will have been aged for a long period in wood. This ageing produces the characteristic tawny colour and complex spicy flavours. Some tawnies provide an indication of their age on the label i.e. 10, 20, 30, 40 years or older. This refers to the average age of the ports in the blend. These are delicious and can be drunk slightly chilled. They do not require decanting.

Colheita

These are single vintage tawny ports that have been aged in wood for at least 7 years. The label must state the year of harvest and the bottling date. They do not require decanting.

Late Bottled Vintage

These ports come from a single good year and are bottled after spending some 5-6 years in wood, hence the name. They tend to be more approachable than vintage ports and can continue to mature in the bottle. If the label states ‘bottle matured’ or ‘traditional’ they may throw a sediment so require decanting.

Crusted

This is a blend of high quality wines from several years and bottled without filtration. These ports often throw a sediment or ‘crust’ so should be decanted before drinking.

Single Quinta

These ports come from a single harvest and property. Bottled after 2-3 years in wood, the wines matures further in the bottle, so require decanting. These have all the hallmarks of a vintage port without the extra cost.

Vintage Port

Only made from wines from an exceptionally good year that has been delcared a vintage. Not all years are declared as a vintage and not all houses will declare the same year. The wine is aged for 2 – 3 years in wood and then continues to mature in bottle which can take decades. The maturation process throws a sediment so vintage ports should be decanted before serving.

Recent declared vintages include; 2007, 2005 2003, 2000, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1985, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1977, 1966, 1963 and 1960.

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  1. Merchant Vintners, Fine Ruby

    Merchant Vintners, Fine Ruby 75cl

    Rich and fruity, a very good ruby port.

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  2. Niepoort Ruby Dum

    Niepoort Ruby Dum 75cl

    Dark red in colour with fresh fruit character, a slight mineral character gives it great drinkability.

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  3. Fonseca Bin No. 27, Vintage Character

    Fonseca Bin No. 27, Vintage Character 75cl

    All the classic Fonseca hallmarks of velvet, jammy blackcurrant fruit and the complexity that comes from a foot-trodden wine.

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    £13.32
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  4. Niepoort Crusted

    Niepoort Crusted 75cl

    A nose full of blackberry and plum which sits fantastically alongside silky tannin and a mellow character. The finish long and well suited to the range of flavours you get with a cheeseboard.

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  5. Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage

    Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage, 2012 75cl

    Immensely fruited with a balanced concentration of flavours. Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage ports just go from strength to strength.

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  6. Portal, Late Bottled Vintage

    Portal, Late Bottled Vintage, 2011 75cl

    Smooth and full bodied with a fruity bouquet and characterised by it wonderful balance between ripe berry fruit and spice.

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  7. Taylor's, Late Bottled Vintage

    Taylor's, Late Bottled Vintage, 2010 75cl

    Superb rich and mellow fruity port with plum blackberry flavours and a long, smooth finish.

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  8. Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage

    Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage, (Half Bottle) 2012 37.5cl

    Immensely fruited with a balanced concentration of flavours. Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage ports just go from strength to strength.

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  9. Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage Magnum, 2011

    Niepoort, Late Bottled Vintage (Magnum), 2011 150cl

    Immensely fruited with a balanced concentration of flavours. Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage ports just go from strength to strength.

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  10. Dixon's Double Diamond 10 Years Old Tawny

    Dixon's Double Diamond, 10 years old 75cl

    This is a careful blend of wines with an average age of 10 years sourced from vineyards in the upper Douro Valley. Smooth and complex, this refined port has flavours reminiscent of apricots and dried fruits.

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  11. Niepoort Tawny Dee

    Niepoort Tawny Dee 75cl

    Brick red in colour and displaying dried fruit flavour with nutty subtleties.

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  12. Niepoort Senior Tawny

    Niepoort Senior Tawny 75cl

    Aged for about 8 years, this has bags of tawny character. The fruit is tempered by hints of nuts that are typical with this most underrated style of Port.

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