Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke (who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
This single harvest or colheita style port from the 2004 vintage has bright and brown in the centre, with a reddish halo. Long and complex nose overflowing elegance and depth. The red fruit aromas harmonized with the dried fruits and slight touch of vanilla.
Price: £39.95 (29 in Stock)
2x75cl A bottle of Fonseca Panascal and a bottle of Messias Colheita Port (both come in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated)
This lovely gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 2004 port and shows the diversity of the port styles. It includes a vintage port and a barrel aged port, both presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated. One to drink and one to keep!
2004 Fonseca Quinta Do Panascal Vintage Port
***94 Points - Wine Enthusiast ***
***90 Points - Wine Spectator ***
From the very good 2004 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers A fat, plump, luscious wine. Full of rounded, ripe jammy fruit aromas. Almost warm 'marmalada' like note to the nose. The ripeness and richness of fruit is reinforced in the mouth with flavours of plump, bursting plums and cherries.
Price: £72.95 (5 in Stock)
Pessac Leognan the 2nd wine of Ch. Haut Brion
Much more terroir on the nose here. Riper, more complex: very earthy with notes of wild strawberry and raspberry. This is a very smooth, suave Bahans. Well-integrated tannins.
Price: £89.00 (1 in Stock)
Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods, hearty stews and mature cheeses.
Price: £69.00 (17 in Stock)
Old Tawnies from a single year, matured in cask for a minimum period of 8 years. Amber colour with a bouquet reminiscent of dried fruits and spice. Soft and velvety on the palate with a lingering finish.
Price: £26.95 (13 in Stock)
Comtes de Tastes Bordeaux
The 2004 Ch Beaulieu Comtes de Tastes is an elegant, pretty wine offering notes of sweet and sour cherries intermixed with cedar and toasty oak. A nice texture, medium body, and immediate accessibility. This is a wine for drinking now, it will not improve with further ageing.
Price: £22.95 (1 in Stock)
St Julien 4me Cru Classe
Beychevelle is on the rebound as evidenced by what they have accomplished over recent years. A good example of this chateau, the elegant, finesse-styled 2004 exhibits black cherry and cassis fruit interwoven with loamy soil, dried herb, and spicy oak notes. Medium-bodied, elegant, finely tuned, and finesse-styled, it is not short on flavor or depth. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.
Score: 89 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007
Price: £69.95 (2 in Stock)
Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe
This has been described as the last affordable Bordeaux vintage and this fine example of 5th growth Cantermerle demonstrates that well. With a nose of smoky new oak, dark bramble fruit and lead pencil, the palate is round and multilayered with a lovely texture and long length. Drink it over the next 10 years.
Price: £32.00 (10 in Stock)
Pauillac, 5th Growth classification
From the very good 2004 vintage, the Chateau d'Armailhac has a ripe, fleshy nose of cooked meats, red-berried fruit, leather and roasted herbs. The wine is medium-bodied, and a mature gamey palate. A little cigar box and firm tannin - good finish.
Price: £53.95 (2 in Stock)
This wine from the very good 2004 is in a good place at the moment. Beautiful wine in a great place right now showing great value.. Fruit forward for a Fronsac. Shows subtle signs of aging. Very nice complexity, merlot, cab S. and cab F. all contributing to the different flavours present. Drinking very well at the moment, I would say this can stay a while longer in the cellar although opening now is certainly worth it.
Price: £26.95 (12 in Stock)