It’s not Christmas without a nice glass of Port in hand, and it is more like an institution in our household! Port is the perfect companion to winter puds and cheeseboards, then again the favourite tipple to sink into the sofa with when you’re stuffed to the brim. We’ve got three show-stoppers to share with you…
£590.57 dozen, equivalent per bottle £49.21 including VAT
As one of the first shippers of port to the UK, Casa Burmester holds a unique and venerable history. Today the company bridges the gap between the ages of existing tradition and the latest technologies, never forgetting the unique characteristics of the wines of the company. Hand crafted and typically styled, this is one of our favourites from our Burmester range, perfect for the season, at a great price.
Declared only in exceptional years exclusively from the best grapes of a single vintage, 1997 was a fantastic vintage for Burmester; Trophy winner at the International Wine Challenge 2000 & 2001, Decanter Magazine 1998 blind tasting, 4 stars. This wine shows wonderfully now and has great ageing potential.
The nose boasts sweet aromas of ripe fruits with attractive notes of cherries, blackberries, plums and raspberries. The palate is round, with good intensity and excellent, balanced tannins. The wine has a velvety texture that is followed by a fruity, fresh and persistent finish.
Try this with rich chocolate desserts, or blue and hard cheeses.
£579.55 dozen, equivalent per bottle £48.30 DP INC VAT
Founded over two centuries ago, and 100% family-owned. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Dow’s Vintage Ports have been landmark wines in virtually every great year, consistently setting the standards amongst all Port houses.
As the first British Port producer to invest extensively in premium vineyards, acquiring Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira in 1890 and Quinta do Bomfim in 1896; these superb vineyards are fundamental to the outstanding reputation that Dow’s has long enjoyed, contributing to the Dow’s unique and distinctive style.
This is an extraordinary house that seems to have been particularly successful with its vintage Port since 1977. The 1983 is rich, concentrated, very fruity, and magnificently perfumed – Robert Parker 90 points.
£988.34 dozen, equivalent per bottle £82.37 DP INC VAT
Graham’s has a reputation as a producer of outstanding Vintage Port for well over a century. These wines are renowned for their remarkable richness, concentration and firm tannic structure: a combination which yields impressive longevity, the result of the unique characteristics of the five vineyards that contribute to the Vintage Port. The 1977 is considered one of the very finest Vintages of the second half of the 20th century, widely regarded as second to none.
A superlative, powerful, big-hearted Port, with rich, complex fruit. Beautifully harmonious and well balanced; this excellent Vintage has the potential to continue developing in bottle for many years ahead.
‘Graham is another great Port house, producing one of the deepest-coloured and sweetest styles of vintage Port’ – Robert Parker 93 Points.
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Cases can be mixed with other wines from our Fine Wine list
Prices include VAT and were correct on day of offer (13th November) but are subject to change without notice. Offered subject to availability