£108.00 in Bond (6x75cl)
This Portuguese family owned Port House has led a
revolution against the more illustrious and famed Port
Houses over the past twenty years. It is now accepted
alongside the like of Taylors and Fonseca in the quality
league of Vintage Port, due to its continued performance
in blind tastings.
Founded in 1918 by Manoel Domingues Pocas Junior,
the company was initially a producer of brandy used in the
production of Port wine, however it eventually progressed
on to produce its own ports, the first of which was in 1960.
Today it is also famed for its outstanding production of
Colheita ports (vintage tawny's) alongside its inimitable
style of Vintage Ports.
Winemaking is under the control of Jorge Manoel Pintao,
who joined the family business in 1987 after graduating
in Chemistry at the University of Porto. His influence has
had a magical effect, launching Pocas onto the world stage
and winning "Fortified Winemaker of the Year" at the IWC in
2001 when the 1997 Vintage won the Fortified Wine Trophy.
2009 was a year with heavy rain and high morning humidity
until mid-July. From August until the end of the harvest the
Duoro experienced very high temperatures day and night.
These factors lead to a perfect phenolic maturation,
producing aromatic wines with high alcohol levels and
An opaque almost black colour with violet hues. The
bouquet boasts an intense and complex aroma brimming
with ripe and overt red fruits. On the palate it is dense, has a
powerful attack and a long lasting finish with great power
and longevity. This unassuming Port House has excelled