Blended for consistency of character and quintessentially Fonseca in style, this reserve blend provides reliable and affordable value. Intense rich fruity nose, a smooth velvety texture, and juicy black fruit lingering into the rich luscious finish.
Rich blackberry aromas and a well-knit structure. Velvety, luscious black fruit and chocolate flavours. Intense lingering finish. Best served on its own or at the end of a meal with cheese. Bottled for immediate drinking so no need to decant.
This white Port is a revelation; fresh, quite dry and moreish. Flavours of tangy lime, salt, cream, almond and grapefruit make this a great aperitif. You can even mix this with tonic, ice, lemon and mint for a super-quaffable alternative to a gin & tonic.
A fine and rare type of port much loved by CWM. The wine forms a crust adding both depth of flavour and character to the wine, and therefore will require decanting before serving. Definitely worth the wait.
A novel invention from Adrian Bridge, David Guimaraens, and the winemaking team at Croft - made in the style of a white Port but with red grapes. Gentle extraction provides a vivid pink colour. Elegant, fruit, and not too sweet. Check out the website for some exciting cocktail ideas.
Delicate orange-greenish coloured. Its splendid bouquet is a complex marriage between dried fruits, spices and fine wood notes. The taste is dominated by rich and concentrated flavours with a long and velvety finish.
Traditional Douro grape varieties
Intense brown colour with brick-coloured hues. Rich and concentrated bouquet, laden with
dried fruit aromas and a refined note of spice. In the mouth, it is smooth and velvety. It is
harmoniously structured and closed. A long and delicate finish.
87pts CellarTracker - Crystalline citrine colour with straw tones. Presents an exuberant nose of tropical fruits well combined with attractive floral notes. Smooth in the taste, dry, with a great structure and a stupendous balance.
"Intense and beautifully concentrated. Raspberries and raisins on the nose lead to a fruit-basket of flavours on the palate, supported by silky tannins and a strong sweet finish. Decanter December 2014 Edition
Simply wonderful aged tawny port from the masters of the style, Graham's. Aromas of coffee, caramel and mulberry dominate the nose and there is a lovely ruby colour in the centre of the tawny, showing that it is young and fruity. Perfect small gift
Superb balance of ripe fruit, delicate acidity and elegant notes of wood aging. Full and fruity on the palate this wine has a glorious lingering finish and an attractive, refreshing crispness. Try over ice, with a splash of tonic.
Made from local Arinto, Gouveio and Rabigato grapes fermented in stainless steel and aged without oak. Fresh and elegant, Douro whites are really finding their feet and are a great alternative to more formulaic whites like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Warre’s was alone for many years in continuing to make LBV in the same way as it had been made for generations; bottled without any fining or filtration after some 4 years of ageing in cask. This Port is then matured in bottle for at least another 4 years.This prolonged bottle ageing is crucial to the development of the superb “nose” and flavour which lend this Port a style and complexity very much akin to that of Vintage Port. Warre’s LBV is generally acknowledged to be the finest of its type. Food pairing suggestion: This wine is superb with cheese, nuts and dried fruits after a meal.
So funky and eccentric and natural. Winemaker Dirk Niepoort regarded as one of the most exciting stars in Portugal. Effectively Port (all grapes are Port grapes) but made non-fortified as a table wine. Big but in no way over-done.
Jancis Robinson Master of Wine and her wine review website approves:
"(The red and white) stood out for two things: their delicious, refreshing drinkability and their great value."
"this dark-red-fruited well of pleasure as juicy and fresh, cheerful, bright and long. It’s delicious already as the oak influence is subtle and the tannins very fine but there’s absolutely no hurry to drink it.' "Deep cherry red, really juicy, fresh and ripe-fruited. A happy, cheerful and bright wine, persistent too. So much drinking pleasure."
In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for Vintage ports led Fonseca to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label. Blended from slightly less powerful components, Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made in years when the wines are more supple and early maturing though they are drawn from the same three estates. They differ only in that they are more approachable, ready to drink earlier and for their quality and rarity offer exceptional value. “Caramelised black cherry, liquorice, tea leaves. Pruny. A bite of grippy tannins.” IWC 2019 Silver
This is a wine with a very attractive nose, reminiscent of blackberries and violets. It is still very firm in the mouth with masses of tannins, and intensely rich, succulent fruit. Graham's 1991 Vintage is of superb quality, showing great promise for long-term ageing.
Grahams Crusted Port is a style of bottle-aged Port made that can be made from a blend of 2 or 3 young vintage Ports and, because it is bottled without fining or filtration, will develop a sediment (or crust) with age, like a vintage Port, and will require a simple decanting. It made from a selection of very fine young Ports from two or three harvests sourced from Graham’s own Quintas.
"The 2003 Taylor’s has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade...The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage"
95 points Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
The blend was carefully put together for this limited edition from specially selected Ports from Taylor’s extensive aged Tawny stocks, aged in seasoned oak Port pipes. Its character is unique for this bottling.” David Guimaraens, Taylor’s Winemaker