Ruby, tawny, rosé, white, vintage. English traders discovered port. Back in the 18th century, upper-class Brits warmed themselves up with it during the cold, wet winters. Order a port and embark on a journey of discovery.
At the end of the 17th century, the Brits’ appetite for wine was on the rise. French grape juice was off the menu, as relations between the two countries had reached a new low. But the British found what they were looking for in Portugal. It is said that they discovered “priest port” in a monastery. At that time, only monks were able to produce drinkable and storable wine.
Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port
Sweet and aromatic on the nose, with notes of preserved prunes, honey and an assortment of herbs, reminiscent of a herb-flavoured liqueur, as well as vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and coriander. The bouquet’s aromas can also be found on the palate, dense and wonderfully balanced, interspersed with fruity acidity, nuttiness and a very long finish.
Taylor’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port
Caramel brown colour, intense and complex aromas of caramel candy, dried figs and molasses, juicy sweet on the palate, with high concentration and a very long finish.
Fonseca White Port
An exciting composition of ripe fruits, woody, toasted notes and a hint of honey. This port is soft, has a full body and a long finish.
Fonseca LBV Unfiltered 2011
Very dark crimson in the glass and invitingly fragrant. Intense aromas of dark berries, dried fruit, chocolate and liquorice, complemented by oriental spices. Rich and complex, with velvety tannins. A port that continues to surprise with new aroma layers.