Welcome to our wonderful corner of Port - we have a range available that should hopefully suit most tastes with both budget and style in mind. Maybe you're after the rich decadent intensity of vintage port or the more subtle yet just as powerful LBV. Maybe you want something that is not quite as expensive and is not quite so intense? Try a Ruby. Love nutty, rich flavours and want your port just a little chilled? Go Tawny, the older it is the more intense the flavours will be. How about something off dry, no tannin, with a lemon hue and perfect chilled for an aperitif? Then White is your bag. Port is a traditional world where the variation possible is enough to keep any with a minor sweet tooth happy for a long time and you can sip away knowing that huge portions of love and care have gone into the making of your wine.
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£18.00If you're someone for whom Port is weighed down by a connotation of stuffy old institutions, bizarre ceremonies and old school ties, don't let a snob from your past prevent you from trying this outstanding wine; this port will change your mind. If you've never tried a tawny, plunge into the depths of the rich, nutty, smoky flavours that abound here and contemplate the life of a convert. This example is versatile enough to be chilled before serving and doubles up as either an excellent aperitif or after-dinner treat.Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga FrancaOak:5Light Full bodied9Dry Sweet
£16.00Port, traditionally, is saved for a luxurious, après dinner treat and is usually ruby in colour and lavishly, decadently rich and sweet. Not so here. No – this is that marvellous, rare thing – a white Port – and it much prefers to work its magic before dinner. Shove this in your guests' hands when they come in from the cold and you’ll be their BFF (Best Friend Forever didn’tcha know). Off-dry, nutty and toasty, and balanced with beautiful blossom and dried fig flavours, this is a mellow, subtle and complex.Gouveio, MalvasiaOak:6Light Full bodied5Dry Sweet
£27.00Port may traditionally be a festive treat but, trust us, if someone puts a pecan pie and a glass of Churchill’s 20 year old Tawny Port under your nose, you should not hesitate. We’re talking Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, whether you’re mowing the lawn or doing Pilates on a hill top, you need to down tools, park your bum down and savour its toasty, warmly sweet yet pleasingly dry goodness right there. With the pie. Do not forget the pie.Touriga Naçional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga FrancaOak:6Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
This shopping malarky is getting ridiculous. I could be standing here for hours. But a decision needs to be made now. The shop's tasting notes say that Fonseca Bin 27 Finest Port is 'The best blended port you're gonna find today or ever.' Well, that's easy for them to say.....
Suddenly a lovely old lady sticks a bony elbow in my innards, shoves past and grabs a bottle. Then a spotty student also ducks in whilst exclaiming to his mate. 'That's totes dads fav'.
I turn to start ranting about that bloody none existent word 'totes'. Before I open my mouth a bank robber politely steps past to buy a bottle with his new earnings. Turning around I find that my friend has already asked the staff and bought the same one.
Bin 27 Finest Port. 'Come on J-dog. The staff here said they tasted it last night. Apparently, it's totes amazeballs dude'Touriga Naçional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão
We’re going to put our neck on the line here and say that we have a favourite talk show host. That host is Graham Norton. Sorry Jonathan and Alan, but Graham’s the man for Oddbins.
Why? Because he is very natural and easy with his guests, accompanying them on whatever flights of fancy they go on. Warm-natured and dry yet charmingly nutty, (now you’ll see where we’re going with this…), he is much like his 10 Year Old Portuguese Tawny Port namesake.Touriga Naçional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga FrancaOak:6Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
£32.00Smoother than George Clooney in a tuxedo, this is a very special Port at its optimum maturity.Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto CãoOak:9Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
Graham's 1983 Vintage Port is rich and full-bodied and is a real star performer for the vintage. Rich floral and violet aromas, masses of strawberry flavours, very good balance. Long. Subtle finish. Excellent!
Showing fantastic characteristics of a bottle matured wine, and will only improve with a few more years in your cellar. That is, if you can keep your hands off!Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca
£10.50It's Easter Lunch. We've had a sort of heatwave. But it's only April and the heatwave has gone again. So really, it definitely is a good...Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta BarrocaOak:5Light Full bodied8Dry Sweet
£10.50Tawny. In the avian world, it refers to a beautiful, golden-coloured owl that is, in fact highly territorial and non-migratory. This is...Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto CãoOak:3Light Full bodied8Dry Sweet
***Silver at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014***
Can we stereotype slightly? Please? Because this wine, and this winery, really sum up the countries that they come from. The De Bortoli family emigrated to Australia from northern Italy in 1928 and their wines sing with the warmth, humour and joie de vivre that both countries seem to have in bucket loads.
Their Old Boys 21 Year Old Tawny Port has oodles of vanilla bean, toasted hazelnut, dried fruit and mocha goodness. We reckon it could be something of a mascot for Italian-Australians.Frontenac (57%), Muscat (43%)Oak:7Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
Drinking port can be like opening up those tradional, wooden russian dolls. As you open each doll you reveal another one, another style of port. The first one is like trying basic ruby port-ok not bad, then the next you discover LBV port- which is much better.
After some generous soul gives you a glass of single vintage port-it's brilliant and you think you have hit the last doll. But then you discover there is one more. The last one.
A fine tawny port. Silky butterscotch, dried fruits and nutty flavours- completely new flavours compared to the previous ones. You really can't get any further than that.Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa, Tinta BarrocaSuitable For Vegetarians
This Port, unlike yours truly, was charming in its youth. Full of swaggering, fresh young fruit, it was a joy to drink, which isn’t always the case for Vintage Ports.
However, the passage of time has mellowed it out (something we can relate to) even more and now it is a Port of complexity and, dare we say, majesty.
With flavours of spiced, raisiny fruit, damson and black treacle, it’s fair to say it has aged well and has picked up a few tricks over the years. Noval Silval 1998 has never been more ready.Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto CãoOak:7Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
It’s really incredible, but this Port actually has its own song.
‘What’s that then?’, we hear you cry. Well, *clears throat and bows exaggeratedly*… “Mr Sandeman has brought me a dream. He’s made the cutest Port that I’ve seen. If you put it to your lips, it tastes like roses and clover. And when you try it your stilton’s lonesome nights are over.”
As we say, incredible, although we’ll admit that this Port doesn’t really taste that much of clover, but more like cassis and cedar. We wonder what clover tastes like…Touriga Franca (30%), Tinta Roriz (30%), Tinta Barroca (20%), Touriga Naçional (10%), Tinto CãoOak:7Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
One in a long list of alternative Port styles that offer those who can’t wait, or can’t afford, the chance to sample a piece of something special.
This is considered Sandeman’s second label in a declared vintage year, and unlike their straight-up vintage, this in-between Port style can be enjoyed now or after ageing. Rich, juicy, intense and sweet, if you’re looking for a memorable Port for a memorable evening, we can certainly Vau-ch for this!Tinta Roriz (30%), Touriga Francesa (30%), Touriga Nacional (20%), Tinta Amarela (10%), Tinta BarrocaOak:9Light Full bodied9Dry Sweet
Quinta de Vargellas has gone through some changes over the years, the vineyards date back to 1820 when the wines were sold to the English market. After the vineyards were devastated by the phylloxera disease in the 1880s, a couple of blokes armed with faith and dedication decided to attempt to rebuild these vineyards.
Now, the Vargellas vineyards produce sophisticated Ports from vines up to 75 years old, with a focus on sustainability. The 2002 vintage is particularly intense, with rich raisin-y fruit and lots of sweet spices. We say thank you, Taylor Fladgate and Yeatman, for having faith and slogging it out.Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta BarrocaOak:9Light Full bodied7Dry Sweet
Port Toes' has to be the CUTEST name for a piece of wine making equipment ever! The name refers to an invention that simulates the traditional method of crushing grapes by workers treading on them.
Does it summon an image of springy little robot toes tapping away on the grapes like a piano player? The video in Youtube is less evocative, but the important thing is the result is spectacular.
The nose bears this port house's hallmark perfumed floral and rockrose scent. On the palate are jammy fruits, more floral elegance, excellent length and concentration.
If you don't like talking about feet maybe 'Port Toes' is not cute. Which means this description is self de-feeting.Suitable For VegetariansSuitable For Vegans