50yr old Vintage Port anyone?
Just when you think life can't get any better, this once is a lifetime tasting invite pops into you inbox. The inspiration behind this event came form a chance conversation with a customer about good vintage port, and which years were being enjoyed now. It dawned on Simon that in 2017, we could enjoy 50 year old Ports from the unique 1967 Vintage. Three months later and after much searching, a half dozen Ports were secured, the date was set and the table and glasses laid. ( matching Cheeses also selected and tasted during this process of course ). We have a memorable evening, but the Ports we even more memorable. How can we beat this?!
The 1967 Vintage Ports and Cheeses enjoyed by the select group were:
CROFT QUINTA DO ROEDA 1967
In 1889, Croft acquired the famous estate of Quinta da Roêda, one of the Douro Valley’s finest vineyards Paired with Manchego Cheese
POCAS COLHEITA 1967
One of our favourite estates, Colheita Ports show well and always retain that special character of the special year they were harvested in. Paired with Roquefort Cheese
MESSIAS COLHEITA 1967
At the desired sweetness, the fermentation is interrupted with the addition of brandy (77%). Ageing in oak barrels for a minimum period of seven years in Vila Nova de Gaia. Paired with Osu Irati Cheese
KROHN COLHEITA 1967
Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge 2005, London Paired with Gouda Cheese
KOPKE COLHEITA 1967
Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son Nicolau.
Rich caramel aromatics lead into a wonderful blend of dried fig, apricot and citrus flavors enriched by cashews and almonds. Paired with Stilton Cheese
A vintage declared almost exclusively by Cockburn. Paired with Vintage Cheddar Cheese