March 16th 2010
Upon release we urged you to buy the 2007 Vintage Ports. 2007 was an excellent vintage in the Douro and now a year or so later, the Wine Advocate has released its scores. Most of the wines score extremely highly; the majority achieving more than 90 points. These scores prove just how amazing theses wines are.
When the majority of port houses declare a vintage, like they did in 2007, it demonstrates the quality of the vintage. The last time this occurred was in 2003. The 2007 vintage was near perfect with plenty of moisture in the soils from the previous winter, a sunny growing season and dry September and October which meant longer hang-times. The grapes were able to stay on the vine for much longer and therefore had the capacity to develop wonderful flavours.
2007 ports show elegance, poise and have enough flesh that they will be approachable in 15-20 years, with the capacity to age and develop far longer.
Gould Campbell Vintage Port 2007 (6 pack)
“The 2007 Gould Campbell Vintage Port reveals a saturated purple color and a brooding bouquet of violets, Asian spices, earth notes, and compote of black fruits. Elegant and savory in the mouth, this is a stylish Port that will evolve for a decade and offer prime drinking from 2017 to 2030.” Wine Advocate 91 points
Taylor’s Vintage Port 2007 (6 pack)
“The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year. It displays a superb aromatic array of pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackberry, and floral notes. Dense, suave, and opulent on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, intense, layered wine that has superb grip and concentration. It will effortlessly age for 25+ years and still be delivering pleasure at age 50.” Wine Advocate 95 points
Warre’s Vintage Port 2007 (6 pack)
“The 2007 Warre Vintage Port is one of the stars of the vintage. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it displays an expressive bouquet of Asian spices, incense, lavender, blackberry, and fruitcake. Plush on the palate with outstanding volume, it exhibits a sense of elegance as well as power. Savory flavors, plenty of structure for the long haul, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish suggests two decades of cellaring are in order. This superb effort should still be drinking well in 2050.” Wine Advocate 93 points