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Churchill's Vintage Port

Churchill's
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Fortified Wine
RegionDouro
Alcohol Level
Country
Portugal
SubregionPorto
Drinking Window
GrapesTouriga NacionalTouriga FrancaTinta RorizTinta BarrocaTinto Cão
Wine Description:
Churchill's Vintage Port is a premium fortified wine produced by Churchill's, a renowned winery in the Douro Valley region of Portugal. The grapes used to make this wine are sourced from the best vineyards in the region, which are known for their steep slopes and schist soil. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including foot treading in granite lagares, to extract the maximum flavor and tannins from the grapes. The resulting wine is rich, full-bodied, and complex, with intense flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and spice. It is a classic example of a vintage port, with the potential to age for decades and develop even more complexity over time. Read more
Pros:
  • Churchill’s Vintage Port is a full-bodied and robust wine, with a strong tannic structure and intense aromas of blackberry and dark chocolate
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Cons:
  • Churchill’s Vintage Port can be a bit too tannic for some palates, and its sweetness can be overpowering
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

Churchill's Vintage Port is a deep ruby-black in color with aromas of ripe dark fruits, dried figs, and dark chocolate. On the palate, it is smooth and velvety with a firm tannic structure, balanced by a sweet, full-bodied finish. It is a complex and powerful wine that will improve with careful cellaring. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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