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"2011 vintage Port is exceptional! I just got back from visiting Oporto last week where I tasted almost 50 samples, and I have to say that the 2011 is the best since the legendary 1994 - and perhaps even better. It reminds me of the 1966, or 1927."

James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (23/05/13)

"I have never been as excited by the launch of a clutch of vintage ports. The quality of the best examples, of which there are many, is outstanding."

Jancis Robinson MW, Financial Times (03/05/13)

"I think back to the young vintages I tasted over my more than 30 years as a wine critic and the book I wrote in 1989 called "Vintage Port." The 2011 vintage makes me think of some of the great classics such as 1966 to 1977. Some of the wines below have the green, stemmy edge in flavor with polished yet chewy tannins that great Port blenders always looked for in legendary years such as 1947 and 1927. I can't wait to taste more 2011 in few weeks."

James Suckling (28/04/13)

"....overall, the 2011s justify the hype that has fomented around their release. Collectively they form a delightful, occasionally profound set of young Ports with glistening futures ahead. While the fineness of the tannins and freshness may lure some to relish their precocious youth, there is no escaping the fact that few beverages surpass Port when they pass thirty years of age........these are truly wonderful Vintage Ports that will reward extended cellaring. Declarations are, more often than not, promises that are kept."

Neal Martin, 2011 Vintage Port Review, Wine Advocate, 28th May 2013

As you can see with the quotes above, the recently announced 2011 Vintage Port declaration has been met with tremendous praise around the world. This vintage is already being hailed as a great classic with comparisons being made to the outstanding 1994 vintage.

Below are all of the 2011 Vintage Ports we have in-stock.
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Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [JS 96] [WE 94] [DC 92] [RP 91] [VM 91]
Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [JS 96] [WE 94] [DC 92] [RP 91] [VM 91]
Retail Price: $75.00
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97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A serious Port in the making, with dark currant paste, warmed fig sauce and blackberry reduction flavors pouring through. The brambly grip is deeply embedded and there are gorgeous ganache and licorice snap notes hanging on the finish. Hefty and broad, yet this has cut and energy in reserve. Best from 2035 through 2055. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,500 cases made. - JM (Dec 2018)
Cockburn's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 99] [WS 96] [DC 96] [WE 95] [RP 93]
Cockburn's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 99] [WS 96] [DC 96] [WE 95] [RP 93]
Retail Price: $90.00
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99 Points - James Suckling:
"This shows fantastic graphite and dark-berry character with black-stone undertones and hints of dried roses. Full-bodied and very tight and precise. Good kick in the end. Love the polished tannins, which are totally folded into the wine. Reminds me of the 1947 Cockburn. Try in 2024." (May 29, 2018)

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [RP 96] [WE 95] [DC 95] [JS 94] [VM 92]
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [RP 96] [WE 95] [DC 95] [JS 94] [VM 92]
Retail Price: $85.00
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97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Densely packed and dark in profile, with lots of warmed fig, mulled blueberry, açai berry and blackberry paste flavors rolling through, scored with graphite and tar notes, carrying through a finish that has a smoldering feel. A long licorice snap echo adds a lip-smacking hint. A terrific young Port. Best from 2035 through 2055. 1,220 cases made." - JM (Dec 2018)
Croft Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 97] [AG 94] [RP 92-94]
Croft Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [JS 97] [AG 94] [RP 92-94]
Retail Price: $100.00
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97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Very expressive, this unfurls with mouthwatering licorice snap, fruitcake, apple wood and violet notes, which are quickly followed by a wave of mouthfilling plum, blackberry and fig paste flavors. This is packed but well-defined, and the energy allows the fruit to ripple through the long finish. Built for the long haul, with distinctly dry cut at the end. Best from 2035 through 2055. 3,000 cases made." - JM (Dec 2018)
Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 98] [RP 96-98] [AG 96]
Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 98] [WS 97] [RP 96-98] [AG 96]
Retail Price: $100.00
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98 Points - James Suckling:
"Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot stones. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful with fantastic grip and intensity. Grabs you. Impressive. Drink in 2025." - (May 29, 2018)

Warre's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 98, #14 Top 100 of 2018] [JS 96] [WE 96] [RP 91]
Warre's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 98, #14 Top 100 of 2018] [JS 96] [WE 96] [RP 91]
Retail Price: $115.00
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98 Points & Rank #14 Top 100 of 2018 - Wine Spectator:
"Gorgeous, with warm plum reduction and gently steeped raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors forming the core, all inlaid with warm ganache and smoldering tobacco accents. Very plush in feel, but has no lack of energy, as everything sails beautifully through the long finish. A late echo of anise completes the seduction. Best from 2035 through 2055. 3,000 cases made. " - JM (Dec 2018)


Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [AG 97] [RP 94-96]
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [JS 100, #4 Top 100 of 2018] [WS 98, #23 Top 100 of 2018] [AG 97] [RP 94-96]
Retail Price: $115.00
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100 Points & #4 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - James Suckling:
"OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025." (Nov 2018)

98 Points & #23 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is packed with raspberry, blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors that play off one another, melding with anise, fruitcake and ganache notes. A warm tarry edge coats the finish, revealing an echo of bramble. A seriously grippy, strapping Port, this revels in its power. Best from 2032 through 2055. 6,200 cases made." — JM
Dow's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [VM 98] [WS 98] [DC 98] [WE 97] [JS 96] [RP 93]
Dow's Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [VM 98] [WS 98] [DC 98] [WE 97] [JS 96] [RP 93]
Retail Price: $125.00
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98 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Dow’s Vintage Port is based around the Vinha dos Ecos vineyard behind Bomfim, populated predominantly by mature Touriga Franca vines that were cropped at just 0.68kg per vine. It has a quite astonishing bouquet with layer upon layer of intense black cherry and cassis fruit, touches of clove, leather and a hint of over-ripe Satsuma. This is a mercurial bouquet that keeps changing in the glass, revealing smoky/burning ember scents with time. The palate is quite magnificent – perfectly balanced with a killer thread of acidity slicing through such pure intense black fruit that there is no heaviness at all. There is a sense of thrust on the finish as it fans out with almost careless abandon, a Vintage Port so self-assured that you can only sit back in amazement. Simply one of the best Dow’s ever made." - Neal Martin (June 2018)
Sandeman Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WE 99] [RP 93]
Sandeman Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WE 99] [WS 96] [RP 93]
Retail Price: $135.00
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99 Points & #15 Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2018 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is a ripe and generous wine, with tannins that are well integrated into the powerful black-fruit core. It is rich in a black plum flavor that's cut by fine acidity. Complex, balanced and full of long-term potential, drink this impressive wine from 2029." - Roger Voss (12/1/2018)

Graham's Vintage Port 2016 [750 mL] (Portugal) - [JS 99, #27 Top 100 of 2018] [WS 98] [DC 98] [WE 98] [VM 96] [RP 95]
Graham's Vintage Port 2016 [750 mL] (Portugal) - [JS 99, #27 Top 100 of 2018] [WS 98] [DC 98] [WE 98] [VM 96] [RP 95]
Retail Price: $125.00
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99 Points & #27 Top 100 Wines of 2018 - James Suckling:
"Extremely complex aromas that show the classic Graham character of black-fruit marmalade and burnt oranges. Follows through to a full body with great grip at the finish. Lightly sweet. Chewy and powerful. Such a focus at the end." (May 29, 2018)