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Churchill’s Vintage Port 1997

Price: 75.00€
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75-cl

Churchill’s 1997 is a Vintage Port Wine in the classic style; not as ripe as the 1994 but with a concentration of fresher “greener” fruit. It has what we call in the trade a “steel girder”; i.e. a good tannin structure which binds and balances the fruit and ensures good ageing potential.



  • SOURCING

    Old vineyards from the sub-region of Cima Corgo in the Douro region, combining the more mature power of Água Alta with the elegant aromatically "green tea" styles of Manuela and Fojo.
  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    A field blend of old vineyards (av. Age 40-50 years old) including many grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca e Tinto Cão.
  • CELLARING RECOMMENDATION

    Approachable at 15-20 years old from 2012-2017 with peak drinking at 30-40 years of age from 2027-2037.
  • AGEING

    After fermentation, the wine goes through an ageing period of two years in big capacity "tonéis" ,(seasoned oak vats) for a period of two years prior to bottling.
  • RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE

    Serve at room temperature (18 °C)
  • DECANTING

    Decant this Port Wine before serving
  • SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS

    Appreciate Vintage Port 1997 on its own after lunch or dinner.