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2011 Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro 2011 Dow Vale do Bomfim Douro
From Douro Valley vineyards of the Symington family in northern Portugal, including the Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, which have traditionally supplied the famed Porto House of Dow. Vale do Bomfim represents a new style of table wine from the Upper Douro valley, where the region's wealth of grape varieties, mature vineyards and modern winemaking have been successfully combined. This 2011 Vale do Bomfim is produce of 40% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca and 10% Tinta Roriz, hand-selected and vinified at the Quinta do Sol winery, one of the most modern winemaking facilities in Portugal. But there is something so delightfully older-world about this wine: deep purple red in color; at first, showing a certain reserve and restraint, with a little air it then struts on out to declare itself more surely of Iberian origin with aromas suggestive of fleshy wild berries, let’s say mulberry, ripe plum, blonde tobacco and a woodsy, cinnamon stick-like spice; just plump and rich in texture, well displaying the ripeness of vintage 2011, but with balancing structure of nicely resolved chalky tannins that fan out broadly on the tongue, yielding delicious flavors of berries and spice that burst forth quite unreservedly, warm and long on the finish. To be sure, and given the respect of a decent decanting, this wine will give even more beyond its deceptively modest price. But let's keep this our little secret — this is an absolute find for those who like a serious red wine for an almost comical low price. Regularly $11.25 the bottle, on sale now at:
$9.99 the bottle  $114.72 the case

2007 Graham's Vintage Porto 2007 Graham's Vintage Porto
A candidate for wine of the vintage, the 2007 Graham’s Vintage Port is complete in every way. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up an ethereal perfume of smoke, mineral, Asian spices, incense, an amalgam of ripe black fruits, and a hint of chocolate in the background. This leads to a dense, super-rich, plush, opulent wine that hides its structure under all the fruit. Vibrant, impeccably balanced, and exceptionally lengthy, it will easily age for another 25-30 years in the cellar and drink well through 2050, probably longer. It is a tour de force. Drink: 2010-2050. Rated 97. ‑ Jay Miller, Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s The Wine Advocate Issue 187, February, 2010
$100.00 the bottle  $510.00 the case of six

1994 Graham's Vintage Porto 1994 Graham's Vintage Porto
In a port tasting, tasting Graham's is almost like tasting a big, rich, succulent Merlot after a group of blockbuster, tannic Cabernets. Sweeter and more obvious than many ports, the opaque purple-colored 1994 is fruity, powerful, and rich, with an addictive hedonistic quality. It will be ready to drink in 8-10 years and keep for up to 30. As always, this is a showy, flamboyant port that has the advantage of being slightly sweeter than other 1994s. A great Graham's. Drink: 2002-2035. Rated 96. ‑ Robert Parker, Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s The Wine Advocate Issue 107, October, 1996
$112.50 the bottle  $1147.56 the case

2003 Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Porto
Warre's "Traditional" Late Bottled Vintage Porto, a.k.a. LBV, remains among the very best of its type. Unfiltered and bottle-matured, to be sure, it's bottled four years after the vintage (two years later than vintage Porto) and then held in bottle until fit and ready for consumption. So much of what is so great about mature vintage Porto, but, sans the wait, Warre's '01 LBV is rarin’ to go. Deep, deep purple in color with aromas of dried stone fruits, say cherry and purple plum, and just a wisp of grape spirit; on aeration, there's nuance of dark chocolate and baking spices, too; composed and complete on the tongue, packing a gentle wallop of easy, broad chalky tannins; an engaging, fortifying wine, warm and pleasant to the finish.
$22.50 the bottle  $229.56 the case

Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Porto Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Porto
In the Graham’s cellars the depiction of bunches of grapes on the cask ends has been used to signify a wine of Vintage Porto quality. Amongst these, six bunches denote the darkest and most full‑bodied of such wines. One of Graham’s original Porto blends, Six Grapes is a true expression of the Graham’s house style with great richness and complexity — Graham's themselves refer to it as 'everyday Porto for the lover of full‑on Vintage Porto.' Midnight ruby red in color with very primary aromas of ripe plum, prune, cherry, grape pomace, dried fig, tea leaf, bergamot, anise, cracked pepper, whoo, we could go on; rich, voluptuous even, on the tongue, then shows its warming grip with structure from velvety tannins; invigorating, fortifying, flavorful to the finish. And, a steal at the price!
$19.99 the bottle  $203.88 the case

Graham's Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years Graham's Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years
While vintage Porto is bottled some 18 months following the vintage, Tawny Porto is aged almost entirely in cask, during this process throwing off its dark purple color in favor of a more "tawny" hue, leaving its sediments in cask rather than in the bottle, it’s once grapey, plummy fruit transformed into something far more complex and, frankly, sublime — a veritable cornucopia of aromatic richness: bitter almond, caramel, walnut, citrus peel, raisin, prune, dried berry and cherry and perhaps a hint of brandy by campfire; oh so silken‑textured, at once voluptuous and fiery, challenging and satisfying, with deliciously complex flavors that somehow so discreetly reprise those first highly suggestive aromas. Absolutely superb!
$50.00 the bottle

Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest 1964 Tawny Porto Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest 1964 Tawny Porto
Traditionally the preserve of Portuguese-owned houses, colheita has been colonised by Taylor's after its takeover of Krohn in 2013; just 2,000 bottles of this were made. Lifted caramel aromas with a hint of butterscotch. Suave, rich, spicy flavours - quite sweet but stops just short of cloying on the finish. Supremely fresh, delicate length. Remarkable wine at 50 years old. Rated 95.- Richard Mayson, decanter.com
$287.50 the bottle

Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Porto Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Porto
This is a lovely, if youthful, 10 year tawny. Just sunset brickish orange-red at the edges; complex aromas suggestive of walnuts, almond, and crystallized red fruits; the texture is a very satisfying rich and silky with long, long flavors that conjure caramel, nut and crisp dried red fruits. A much to be savored tender sweet kiss of a bevy goodnight...
$29.99 the bottle


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