Churchill’s declares its 2011 vintage

19th April, 2013 by Andy Young

Churchill’s Port has followed Symington Family Estates and Sogrape in declaring its 2011 vintage.

Churchill PortThe house’s 2011 vintage Port has been blended from a variety of its old vineyards, with “the backbone” being sourced from a field blend of 50-year-old-and-over vines at Quinta da Gricha.

Owner Johnny Graham said that he was “particularly proud to present this stunning vintage”, adding that it is “what I call a classic vintage Port.”

Graham added that the 2011 vintage “may lack the instant appeal of more precocious wines at an early age; it tends to be closed on the nose, tannic on the palate and tight in structure, but, after a decade in bottle it will begin to open-up and reveal its true identity.”

He added: “The Churchill’s 2011 is a wine that has the concentration, complexity, quality and finesse, as well as the natural acidity and tannic structure to age well for at least 50 years.”

The Churchill’s declaration comes after Symington’s declared an “exceptional” 2011 vintage earlier this week. Sogrape Vinhos was the first major Port company to make an official declaration, at the end of March. The Fladgate Partnership, traditionally waits until St George’s Day on 23 April before confirming any declaration.

One Response to “Churchill’s declares its 2011 vintage”

  1. David Lowe says:

    … and now Sandemans (which is “robust”)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Digital Marketing Manager

Master of Malt
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Experienced On Trade Sales Person

Borough Wine Imports
London, GB

3 x Business Development Executive

The Lakes Distillery Company Limited
Newcastle head office and nationwide, UK

Editor

Master of Malt Ltd
Tunbridge Wells(Kent)

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Liverpool

Brand Manager

Hallgarten Druitt
Luton, UK

Experienced On-Trade Salespeople Required

Portal Wines and Spirits
London, UK

Purchasing and Sales (Wine Trader)

JF Tobias
London, UK

Sales Account Manager - On-Trade

Berkmann Wine Cellars
Cambridge / Peterborough / Bedfordshire, UK

Brand Marketing Manager

ATOM Supplies Ltd
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Senior On-Trade Sales Manager, London

Nyetimber
Central London, UK

Maverick Drinks Portfolio Ambassador to the North

Maverick Drinks
North West England, UK

Key Account Manager – Wine – On Trade – Dubai

Vantage Hospitality - Dubai
Dubai, UAE

Brand Ambassador European Markets

Bodegas Torres
Spain

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 17th April 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 14th April 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more