1990 Barros Colheita Port
This 1990 Barros Colheita Port has come of age and is drinking marvelously now. This is the type of wine that has the class and panache to capture the hearts of not just the wine connoisseurs but all the wine lovers of all levels of sophistication around the world.
Wine: Colheita Port
Country of Origin: Portugal
Alcohol By Volume: 20%
SKU No.: R1-121-1990-R
Other vintages available:
Serving temperature: 15-18ºC
Decanting: Highly Recommended
Drinking window: fully matured, drink over next 10 years
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Port reduction sauce
Stews with rich spicy sauce
English Blue Stilton
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Another kind of Tawny is the vintage-dated Colheita Port. These are Tawny Ports from a single vintage, for example 1963, but these are not Vintage Ports. Indeed, the use of the word “Vintage” on the label is strictly forbidden in order to avoid any confusion with Vintage Port. Instead of being bottled after two years in wood, as is the case with a true Vintage Port, or bottled between four-and six years as with a Late Bottled Vintage Port (see below), these Tawnies age for extended periods of time in cask. They cannot be bottled before a minimum of seven years of aging in wood, thereby assuring the wine takes on a Tawny quality.
A 1963 Colheita Port might be bottled in 1982, 1992 or 1995 — whenever the winemaker decides the wine is ready. A Colheita Port will always bear two dates: the year of harvest and the year of bottling. [This type of Port was once known as “Port of the Vintage” but the confusion between Port of the Vintage and Vintage Port was too great. “Port of the Vintage” is now a forbidden term, but may occasionally turn up on wines bottled prior to 1974 or so.] Also, as some firms feel the word “Colheita” is difficult for non-speakers of Portuguese to pronounce, they have gotten permission to use a new term: “Single Harvest Reserve.” To date, Dow and Warre employ this newer terminology.
Colheita (pronounced Col-yate-a) is pure and simply, a single vintage-dated Tawny Port, (all grapes are from one harvest) which are aged in small used oak barrels. In Portugese the word “Coleheita” actually means “harvest” and can be construed therefore, to mean vintage as well. Colheita Ports may also go by the name of “Port of the Vintage” and therefore must not be confused with Vintage Port, even though it is vintage dated on the label. If “Reserve” or “Reserva” is on the label…it means that the wine is a Colheita and not a VP. This confuses many individuals who think of “Reserve” in the typical sense of domestic wines in America. Colheita must be aged in cask at least 7 years, but eight years is pretty typical, but they may spend as many as 50 or more years maturing in wood. Look for the date of bottling on the front or the back label (“Bottled In 19XX “) along with the words “matured in wood” or “aged in cask”…both of which are further clues that this is not a Vintage Port. Colheitas offer excellent value as these wines are well aged, can be considered outstanding quality Tawny Ports, and are less expensive than similarly aged VP’s. Caveat: the wines must be of outstanding quality going into the bottle as aging alone will not make a decent wine great.
Like VPs, Colheitas are “declared” after approval by the I.V.D.P. (Port and Douro Wine Institute, located in Oporto with a secondary branch in Lisboa). There is even less Colheita produced than VP, approximately 1% of all Port produced and mostly Portuguese Port Shippers produce the great ones, but others like Niepoort, Kopke and Quinta do Noval are famous for this style too and just happen to be my three favorites. But Ferreira, Burmester, Barros, Ramos Pinto, Warre’s and Borges all make stand out examples as well. It is far more popular in Portugal than here in the U.S. where it is just becoming more popular in the past five years.
Tasting Notes: A bouquet of dried fruit, toasted wood and spices; has acquired an increased smoothness; the bouquet is harmonious and complex.
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