2011 Calem Vintage PortPort Varieties from Portugal
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After 2 years in oak barrels, Vintage Port wines are bottled in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the Douro riverside. The Vintage improve and age in the bottle for decades...
- 93-95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93-95 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Calem 2011 Vintage Port seems more reserved on the nose, with broody blackberry, fig and ashen aromas that are well-defined, but more masculine than I expected. The aromatics are a little aloof, but I actually enjoy that. The palate is silky smooth and sensual, with slightly lower acidity than its peers, but it is very focused and harmonious. Velvety smooth with copious dates and cassis towards the finish, the 2011 Calem is a beautiful Vintage Port that should age with style. I would be extremely happy with bottles berthed in my cellar. Tasted May 2013."
After 2 years in oak barrels, Vintage Port wines are bottled in our cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the Douro riverside. The Vintage improve and age in the bottle for decades, and should be kept horizontally, in a dark, dry aired place, enhancing its true character through out the times. Vintage Port should be drunk with a minimum of 8 years old, but it can be appreciated with more than 50. When recent, Vintage Port is intense, with an impressive deep purple colour and reveals strong aromas of berries (especially, raspberries and blackberries), with firm tannins and a balanced structure. By ageing, it becomes smoother, but more elegant and complex, acquiring softer colours, distinctive aromas and body. As Vintage Port Wines throw deposit, before decantation the bottle should be kept upright for some hours. It is perfect served with strong cheese.
93-95 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit|
|Nose||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit|