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The 2011 Vintage Port Campaign is in full swing and every commentator is rating this as a really top vintage. A combination of excellent vintage conditions, with more precise winemaking and more meticulous selection than (possibly) ever before.
James Suckling on Niepoort 2011
“Great nose here of crushed raspberries and minerals with hints of dark chocolate. Full body, medium-sweet with a chewy, peppery and lightly stemmy character. Its long and tannic but very polished. One of the best ever young vintage ports from here. 1500 cases produced of this foot trodden wine.”
97/100 (places it in Suckling’s Top Four of the Vintage)
Jancis Robinson on Niepoort 2011
“Very intense blackish purple. Fantastic breadth and richness. Putty, opulent and so rich! Much sweeter and juicier than the Bioma. Very lifted and dry on the end but only after the most amazing fresh fruit. Racy and sinewy. Racehorse. Fab. Palate scrub on the end.”
wine tasting open day till 1pm with great deals on fab wines @tbochesterfield @chesterfielduk
Just deciding what to have on offer on the open day tomorrow .. decisions decisions
59 bottles of the fabulous Salentein Reserve Pinot Noir Argentina now 25% off at just £7.50 http://t.co/fxyzIOugLN
Rhinofields Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinotage wines just landed and will be available for tasting on the open day this Saturday.
New Lunch Club date added for Thursday 13th November – £20.00 per person for seasonal 2 course meal with wine. 12.00 noon start