For over 300 years English merchants have shipped Port to our shores. Known as a fortified wine due to the addition of grape brandy during fermentation. This prematurely stops the fermentation process resulting in intense sweet wine high in alcohol. The quality and enjoyment that port delivers make it one of the best value wines around.
Port houses declare vintages in great years. These single vintage wines will age for many years; currently wines from 1970 and 1977 are at their optimum. The aged Tawny Ports offer a lighter style but are still optimum. The aged Tawny Ports offer a style but are still hugely enjoyable.