Vintage Port 2009 and Fine Douro Wines

That the Douro has a world class terroir and a history of producing fine wine is undisputed with centuries of Port production. A new generation of winemakers is also demonstrating and realising the Douro’s  potential to produce high end, exceptional dry red wines.

2009 Port 
We are pleased to be able to offer three wines from the 2009 port vintage. While not universally a declared vintage, the quality of the wines released by the Fladgate partnership is exceptional. Brooding and concentrated, these are wines that reflect the hot, dry nature of the summer of 2009 and will provide immense longevity.

Great Wines of the Douro
We lined up a broad range of wines to taste for possible inclusion into this offer. And the result? Those pulled forward were from Quinta do Vale Meão and Niepoort.

Francisco “Xito” Olazabal of Vale Meao is ‘Revista de Vinhos’ (Portugal’s leading wine magazine) Winemaker of the Year, which is reflected in the continued excellence of his wines.
Dirk Niepoort is a man at the top of his game;  his 2008 reds are the finest we have tasted (but don’t overlook two of his white wines included in this offer).

These two producers have excelled with their 2008s.  The cooler 2008 vintage has traded some of the concentration and richness of the superb 2007 vintage for enhanced freshness and elegance, and has produced wines of equal quality and stature.

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