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2016 Skeffington Vintage Port (6x75cl)

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Order now for delivery in November 2018

"…anyone with an interest in superbly made top-quality red wine worth ageing for decades should arguably turn their backs on Bordeaux [...] and look instead at Port…" Jancis Robinson

Product Information

Great value vintage port made by the Fladgate Partnership (Owners of Taylors and Fonseca).

The distinguished house of Skeffington has its origins in the late 19th century. Charles Neville Skeffington worked as the resident partner for the Yeatman family whose business interests included the port firm of Taylor, Fladgate and Yeatman. His role in running the operations in Portugal led him to forge strong links with growers in the Douro region. It was this intimate knowledge, and the strong relationships that he formed with farmers, that allowed him to source the very best grapes for the production of port.

In recognition of this work a company was formed in his name. The company has a full range of ports the grapes for which are now sourced from the ancestors of the original farmers with which Charles Skeffington worked so closely.

Its vintage port, which is only made in exceptional years, comes, in part, from the Grade A Quinta de Vale dos Muros, a property situated in the Tavora valley. These vintage ports are elegant and supple offering excellent value in a smooth, approachable style.

The spirit of Charles Skeffington continues not only with the quality port that he loved but through his other passion - golf. One of the oldest golf courses in Europe, just south of Oporto, is known as the ‘Skeffington Links’ in recognition of his help in establishing the course.

Tasting Notes

Impressive nose of black cherries, brambles, spice, figs and tobacco. Juicy, mega ripe, sweet black fruits integrated with dark chocolate, spice and liquorice. Luscious, silky mouth feel, with ripe, soft tannins that give the wine elegance

How to Serve

Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations.

Accolades

“There’s no question that 2016 is a superb vintage, as you would expect from one that is widely declared.” Richard Hemming, May 2018

"...well worth checking out as a more affordable alternative to Fonseca or Taylor's." Neil Martin

Categories

Port, Vintage Port, Christening Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork 

Decant

Yes

Gift Boxed

No

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AVAILABILITY OF THESE WINES IS LIMITED. ANYONE WE ARE UNABLE TO SUPPLY WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND.