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Burmester Port , 2005

Colheita Port in wooden case.

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2005 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress and coffee. It is full-bodied and rich with great balance. It shows a smooth palate that reflects the nose. Very good length.

The 2005 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.

Price: £32.95 (55 in Stock)

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Kopke Port, 2005

White Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

The 2005 Kopke White port has a cool, light-amber colour. This unique white colheita derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region. Starting with aromas of a Pear Clafouti and burnt sugar, this elegant port delivers luscious flavours of Japanese pear-apple, with accents of hazelnut, nutmeg and orange zest. The lingering grapefruit finish provides the perfect balance for the sweetness.

Food Pairing:
Shows finesse and sophistication when combined with caramel desserts, dried fruits and spices, like caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tatin tart, burnt cream and Cheeses of minimum intensity.

Price: £36.95 (14 in Stock)

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2005 Fladgate Port Duo

A bottle of Fonseca Panascal and a bottle of Taylor's Vargellas vintage ports. (2x75cl bottles presented in a double dark mocha leather effect box).

A lovely gift set of two bottles of fine 2005 Vintage Port. Ready to drink now or hold for a few more years.

Tasting Notes:

2005 Fonseca Panascal Single Quinta Vintage Port
***91 Points - Wine Enthusiast ***
***90 Points - Wine Spectator ***

From the very good 2005 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers an opaque purple black with a narrow magenta rim. The nose is rich and exuberant, brimming with dark, seductive blackberry and cassis aromas laced with liquorice and treacle. The round, luscious palate follows through with a dense jammy infusion of wild berries and a mouthful of velvety tannins.

Price: £79.95 (7 in Stock)

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2005 Taylor's Gift Set

2005 Taylor's Vargellas & Taylor's Terra Feita (2x75cl) -In 2-bottle Taylor's Luxury Card Gift Box with Spiegelau glasses

A lovely selection of two of Taylor's best vineyards, the Quinta de Vargellas and the Quinta de Terra Feita from the very good 2005 port vintage. Both bottles are beautifully enclosed in a luxury Taylor' box with 2 spiegelau glasses as illustrated.

SCORES & TASTING NOTES

2005 Taylor's Quinta De Vargellas
*** 92 points Neil Martin ***
"A deep black/opaque hue. A very pure, well-defined nose of black cherries, cassis and plum with a certain “coolness” about it. The palate is full-bodied but for me just lacking a little definition and tension. But very pure again with notes of plum, liquorice, a hint of black pepper and quite a fleshy, supple finish.

Price: £85.00 (3 in Stock)

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Barros Port, 2005

Colheita/Single Harvest Port

Considered the great nectars of Barros's House, the Colheita is distinguished by its aromatic exuberance marked by the strength of the sweet-scented dried fruit and spices. In the mouth, the silky and elegant texture stands out.

Price: £26.95 (19 in Stock)

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Barros Port, 2005

Colheita/Single Harvest Port CASE OF 6x75cl

Considered the great nectars of Barros's House, the Colheita is distinguished by its aromatic exuberance marked by the strength of the sweet-scented dried fruit and spices. In the mouth, the silky and elegant texture stands out.

Price: £150.00 (2 in Stock)

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Bollinger, 2005

Bollinger Grand Annee Rose (Comes in Original Gift box as illustrated)

A salmon pink colour with orangey highlights, perfectly balanced aromas and a lovely quality. Notes of red currants and on the palate surprisingly vinous, but also very fresh. To the nose, there are aromas of fresh bread, gingerbread and cinnamon with woody and floral notes.
La Grande Année Rosé 2005 enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet experiences. La Grande Année receives a low “dosage” (7g/l) and this powerful and complex champagne is perfect for a romantic dinner, adding a touch of infinite seduction. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année Rosé 2005 is best served between 8 and 10°C.

Price: £84.50 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau Batailley, 2005

Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification

On the nose, this 2005 Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Classe is clean, pronounced and black fruit-led. As we may expect from a “left bank” wine that is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is the characteristics of this grape that lead. Black cherry and ripe plum along with a restrained note of blackcurrant form the bulk of the bouquet of this lovely Pauillac, although subtle oak notes of cedar and toast are also present and well integrated. Good, long finish.
Once in the mouth, this 2005 Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Classe Pauillac is dry, with a high level of acidity and tannin that look to make this wine suitable for prolonged ageing.

Price: £54.95 (3 in Stock)

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Chateau Cantemerle, 2005

Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe

This bordeaux has bags of fruit, tannin and acidity, all tied up in an impeccably-balanced, polished package. Sweet cassis fruit is accompanied by a spicy edge and a long, fresh lift.

Price: £39.00 (9 in Stock)

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Chateau d'Armailhac, 2005

Pauillac, 5th Growth classification

D’Armailhac’s 2005 offers notes of cedar wood, forest floor, black and red currants, spice box and earth. It is medium-bodied, relatively soft for a 2005, and best drunk over the next 12-15 years. Drink 2015-2025.

Score: 90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015
This powerful, tannic, structured effort from Mouton-Rothschild’s stable is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an earthy nose dominated by black currants and toasty, smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied with relatively high tannin,

Price: £59.00 (22 in Stock)

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