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Where available, tasting scores and notes are by Robert Parker (RP) and taken from his website www.erobertparker.com 
or Stephen Tanzer (
ST) from www.wineaccess.com, or
and Wine Spectator (
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Best Drinking
           
    MADEIRA      
    HENRIQUES & HENRIQUES
Henriques & Henriques was founded in 1850 by Joao Joachim Goncalves Henriques, and through a family member they owned some of the finest vineyards in Camara de Lobos where, allegedly, the island’s first vines were planted in 1425.
   
 
3
75cl
 

20 Year Old Malvasia (Sweet) Madeira
Henriques & Henriques

 

NV £32.00

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This Madeira has a has a toffee and clove-scented nose.
 The palate has a fine entry with spice and white pepper notes. There is a decent core of toffee-tinged fruit as well as a precise, elegant finish.
           
    VINTAGE PORT      
    COCKBURN'S    
 
36
75cl
Cockburn's Vintage Port

JamesSuckling.com
- 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.
2016 £59.00 JS99
2023-50

Top Port Vintage!

           
    DOW    
 
6
75cl
Dow Vintage Port

Vinous.com/Neal Martin -
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.
2016 £85.00 NM98
2030-86
18
75cl
Dow Vintage Port

RP - The 2007 Dow’s Vintage Port is one of the stars of the vintage. A glass-coating opaque purple colour, it offers up an already complex bouquet of mineral, pencil lead, liquorice, spice box, and assorted black fruits. On the palate it is quite massive, slightly dry in the house style, and packed with fruit. It has the structure to be one of the long distance runners of the vintage taking as much as 20 years to reach its peak and drinking well through 2050. As an aside, I was able to taste the individual components of this wine on the day prior to this tasting. The final blend is better than any of its parts.
2007 £105.00 RP94
2020-50
9
75cl
Dow Vintage Port

RP - An opaque blue/purple colour (typical of this vintage's top offerings) is followed by a strikingly provocative aromatic display (flowers, liquorice, blackberries, and cassis). This firmly-structured, classic, tightly-knit, restrained port exhibits brilliant purity as well as impressive intensity. While not the most dramatic or flamboyant, it is a beautiful, classically structured port that will age gracefully.
2000 £42.00 RP94
2010-35
12
75cl
Dow Vintage Port

RP - An evolved, less massive than normal port, the 1997 Dow's displays a dark ruby/purple colour, attractive liquorice, chocolate, and roasted coffee aromas, medium to full body, sweet tannin, and a moderately tannic finish. This excellent vintage port should drink well between 2004-2025.
1997 £44.00 RP90
2004-28
           
    FONSECA    
 
36
75cl
Fonseca Vintage Port

RP - A limpid purple garnet core. The nose is quintessential Fonseca, like a riotous party reaching its crescendo in the glass. Macerated black cherries, eau-de-vie, damson, fig and a touch of Seville orange. Then what is fascinating is that the uproar dies down with aeration, becomes more focused...as if the host has asked everyone to quieten down. The palate is powerful and spicy on the entry, sweet ripe black berried fruits, a touch of spice, fig and apricot, lovely cohesion and weight building towards a deeply joyous finish that lacquers the mouth in port-like reverie. Perhaps more approachable than the 2000 or the 2003 at this stage, this is a marvellous Fonseca.
2007 £55.00 RP96
2015-45
           
    W. & J. GRAHAM'S    
 
36
75cl
Graham's
Vintage Port

RP/Neal Martin
- The 2016 Graham’s Vintage Port is inky black in colour. The bouquet is voluminous and intense, the aromas almost shrouding your head! Blackberry, black olive, clove and a touch of smoke, just a hint of pencil box in the background. The palate is brilliant, quite brilliant. Supple tannin, a satin-like texture, perfect balance and unerring purity, this is a fabulous Graham’s that effortlessly fans out and caresses the senses on the finish. This Graham’s has huge potential and is going to give a lot of pleasure for many years. Drink 2026 - 2080
2016 £79.00 RP96
2026-80
18
75cl
Graham's
Vintage Port

RP/Neal Martin
- The 2011 Graham’s comes from the five quintas that have been the source for many years (Malvedos, Tua, Vila Velha, das Lages and Vale de Malhadas). It represents a selection of the 131 pipes from a total production of 1,454 and is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 31% Touriga Franca, 6% Sousao and 23% mixture of very old vines. It has a more “serious” bouquet compared to the Dow, with beguiling scents of blackberry, wild hedgerow, tobacco and cloves. Straight-laced, very well-defined and compelling, the palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and supremely well-judged acidity. It is utterly harmonious, with a pure core of ripe black cherries, damson, marmalade, clove and spices, and the finish lingers long in the mouth. The separation of “The Stone Terraces” vines certainly does not appear to have detracted from a great Graham’s. 5,000 cases declared.
2011 £75.00 RP97
2025-60
6
75cl
Graham's
Vintage Port

RP
- A candidate for wine of the vintage, the 2007 Graham’s Vintage Port is complete in every way. Opaque purple-coloured, 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.
2007 £62.00 RP97
2010-50
6
75cl
Graham's
 Vintages Port

RP
- Violets, roses, spices, and candied dark fruits emanate from the glass of the murky black/purple coloured 2003 Graham Vintage Port. After four days of air, this wine’s aromatics sweetened further, displaying jammy blackberry and blueberry scents. Bold, full-bodied, and expansive, the Graham benefited the most from extensive contact with air of all the 2003s tasted for this report. This opulently jammy wine assaults the palate with powerful yet soft layers of oily, candied red fruits as well as notes of tar and hints of mocha.
A highly concentrated effort, it is creamy textured, suave, and reveals an admirably long finish filled with additional layers of dark fruits intermingled with spices.
2003 £45.00 RP95
2015-55
8
75cl
Graham's
Vintage Port

Wine Spectator
- Plum and blackberry on the nose, with hints of dried violets. Wet earth. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, very chewy and rich. Long and caressing. Still very tight. Give it time. Very layered and structured. Much better than I remember. Impressive.
1997 £43.00 WS95
2010-40
8
75cl
Graham's
 Vintage Port

Wine Spectator
- Lovely plum and coffee aromas open to a full-bodied palate, with sweet, decadent fruit. Velvety, with a long finish. Lots going on.
1991 £49.00 WS93
2009-30
           
    QUINTA DO NOVAL SILVAL    
 
24
75cl
Quinta do Noval Silval
Vintage Port

Wine Spectator
- Violet and crushed berries on the nose, with currant. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with a solid core of ripe fruit and chewy tannins that are polished and refined.
2007 £30.00 WS93
2015-30
           
    QUINTA DO VESUVIO    
 
5
75cl
Quinta do Vesuvio
Vintage Port

Wine Spectator
- Fascinating aromas of citrus fruits, blueberry and dried flowers, with tar notes as well, lead to a full-bodied, medium-sweet palate, with a black pepper and spice undertone to the rich, ripe berry fruit. Turns chewy and tannic on the finish. So much to come with age in the bottle. Very typical for Vesuvio.
2007 £42.00 WS94
2017-42

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5
75cl
Quinta do Vesuvio
Vintage Port

RP
- Quinta do Vesuvio's saturated blue/purple colour is more dense than many of its peers. Impressive in the mouth, with full body, sweet crème de cassis and blackberry liqueur intermixed with smoke, earth, and spice, this sensual effort possesses elegance allied to power and authority. Complex, fat, rich, and intense, it is exceptionally stylish.
2000 £38.00 RP91
2006-25

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    NIEPOORT      
1
75cl
Niepoort Vintage Port

Wine Spectator
- Dark colour. Intense aromas of blackberries, liquorice and iodine. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with wonderfully integrated tannins. Long and caressing, yet wonderfully structured. Sexy
2003 £39.00 WS95
2015-40

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33
75cl
Niepoort Vintage Port

Wine Spectator
- Thick and jammy, with loads of blackberry and plum character. Full, very sweet and round. Caresses your palate. Very fruit-driven, but lots of tannin structure as well. Sneaks up on you with the power. Was a bodybuilder, but now a long distance runner. Love it.
1997 £40.00 WS96
2012-35
           
    TAYLOR FLADGATE      
16
75cl
Taylor Fladgate
Vintage Port

RP
- The 2011 Taylor’s Vintage 2011 has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. Returning after one 45 minutes that nose has shut up shop. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor’s.
2011 £64.00 RP98
2025-55
32
75cl
Taylor Fladgate
Vintage Port

RP
- Remarkably deep in colour, almost to the verge of being opaque. The nose is very well defined but much more introverted than Fonseca - aloof, stentorian, correct. The palate is full-bodied, beautifully defined, great weight that is channelled in one direction. Brilliant focus here, less extrovert than Fonseca of course but more refined and sophisticated. Certainly this is a Taylors for long-term ageing, one can feel it reserving its energy for 20-years down the line. Great backbone here. Very harmonious towards the finish that really caresses the palate, with a hint of white pepper lingering in the mouth.
Wonderful.
2007 £56.00 RP97
2015-45
37
75cl
Taylor Fladgate
Vintage Port

RP
- The 2003 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port improved each time I raised it to my nose or mouth. It displays a black colour and a salty, graphite-laced nose packed with sweet black fruits that is reminiscent of a stellar vintage of Chateau Latour. With air, notes of molasses, burnt sugar, spices, and jammy plums emanate from the glass. Full-bodied, hugely dense, immensely rich, as well as thick, this behemoth is also amazingly balanced and harmonious. Raisins, molasses, liquorice, black cherries, plums, and a distinctive note of violets are found in its complex, seamless character. Its interminable finish reveals additional notes of chocolate, kirsch, red as well as black currants, dark cherries, and rose blossoms. Armed with exceptional power, depth, and purity, this Taylor will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with the finest ever crafted by the Fladgate Partnership.
2003 £71.00 RP99
2035-60
8
75cl
Taylor Fladgate
Vintage Port

RP
- Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-coloured examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, crème de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. 
2000 £75.00 RP98
2010-40

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