A Parcel of Mature Vintage Ports

We had a huge slice of luck recently when we were offered a marvellous cellar of venerable Vintage Ports. At this time of year we are delighted to be able to offer you an unrivalled selection of fully mature ports from top houses at prices we believe are very sharp. All have been stored in a cool, private cellar and all – save the Fonseca 1970* – are Oporto bottled and are in their original wooden cases.

Once they are over 30 years old Vintage Ports start to take on a whole new character- one that is more mellow, more subtle and wonderfully enticing. The red fruits and mouth-filling tannins of youth soften and smooth out producing a complex, figgy tasting, nectar that is smooth and rich with a myriad of nuances of spices and ripe fruits. These are truly special wines that are pure indulgence. Christmas pudding in a glass!…

*The Fonseca 1970 was bottled in London by Morgan Furze and is in its original cardboard cartons

1970 Fonseca
The bouquet opens beautifully with heady scents of clove, ginger, small red cherries, bergamot and allspice, displaying exquisite definition and harmony. The palate follows suit with lovely balance and poise in the mouth, notes of kirsch, shaved ginger and walnut building to an opulent, viscous finish that lacquers the mouth. Yet this bottle shows more control than the bottle tasted four years ago. The 1970 Fonseca is in a very nice place at the moment. You should join it. – Neal Martin 95/100

24 btls @ £1720.90 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £143.41 per bottle inc VAT

1975 Graham
…brown sugar and figgy nose, not completely knit: still fairly sweet, lacking a little flesh but nice flavour with refreshing dry finish. – Michael Broadbent M.W.

9 btls @ £630.00 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £52.50 per bottle inc VAT

1977 Graham
…extraordinary mélange of fragrances, pure liquorice, figs, strawberry, with citrus crispness; sweet, full-bodied, fleshy, soft, lovely fruit, balance and backbone. Flavour like liquorice ‘Pontefract cakes’… Great future.  – Michael Broadbent M.W.

52 btls @ £988.36 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £82.36 per bottle inc VAT

1977 Warre
This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port…  The 1977 is quite powerful, very deep and intense, particularly for Warre. – Robert Parker jnr 92/100

12 btls @ £706.55 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £58.88 per bottle inc VAT

1980 Dow
This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage port since 1977. The 1980 is very, very good and certainly better than what this house produced in 1975 and 1970. – Robert Parker jnr 88/100

42 btls @ £698.40 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £58.20 per bottle inc VAT

1980 Taylor’s
This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.  The 1980 is probably the best port of the vintage. – Robert Parker jnr 89/100

66 btls @ £660.00 dozen inc VAT,  equivalent to £55.00 per bottle inc VAT

1983 Dow
The 1983 is rich, concentrated, very fruity, and magnificently perfumed, suggesting that it is going to mature early, long before the 1977. – Robert Parker jnr 90/100

22 btls @ £579.55 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £48.30 per bottle inc VAT

1985 Warre
The 1985 is the sweetest and richest of the recent Warre vintages. Extremely concentrated, rich, even luscious, this full-bodied, intense, opulent wine has layers of fruit, a full-blown bouquet, and impeccable balance. The soft tannins and precocious appeal of the 1985 suggest rapid maturation. – Robert Parker jnr 90/100

48 btls @ £675.35 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £56.28 per bottle inc VAT

Other Ports Available 15/12/2014

1960 Taylors  47 btls @ £1683.94 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £140.33 per bottle inc VAT
1960 Fonseca  2 btls @ £1624.90 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £135.41 per bottle inc VAT
1966 Taylors  1 btl @ £1336.34 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £111.36 per bottle inc VAT
1977 Taylors  28 btls @ £1202.50 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £100.21 per bottle inc VAT
1985 Taylors  12 btls @ £772.34 dozen inc VAT, equivalent to £64.36 per bottle inc VAT

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Wines, quantities available and prices were correct on day of offer 16th December 2014 but are subject to change without notice. Offered subject to availability

 

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Coe Vintners Fine Wine is part of the Coe Group, one of the leading wine and spirit suppliers in the UK. An independent family business established in 1930, Coe Vintners will celebrate 85 years continuous trading in 2015.
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