Calem Vintage Port 1997, Portugal
Porto Cálem is a famous Port producer founded in 1859 by António Alves Cálem in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
"Fairly dark colored port - eggplant purple at the center becoming a bright burgundy toward the rim. The nose has a warm, roasty quality to it with prominent scents of raspberries, blueberries, and grape jelly. Sweet fruit on the palate - lots of raspberry and blueberry coming across strongly again; there's an almost candied quality to it, with subtle hints of tar and a dash of pepper. Medium bodied with mild tannins and a mid-range length of finish w/ a touch of a medicinal edge to it - well balanced and very tasty. Doesn't have the heavyweight structure for long aging, but a straightforwardly enjoyable port that will probably be at it's best in the shorter term."
88/100 points, tasted April 2008 (USA)
"Ruby red in color with thick tears, dried fruit in the nose, plums, cranberries, raisins, dark chocolate, blackberries in the aftertaste, violets with a pepper, and a touch of vanilla, firm tannins provide some roughness even after decanting twice, but what a complex wine and what class for this price."
90/100 points, Cellar Tracker, January 2014
This is part of a long standing private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition with the levels all around and above top shoulder. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.
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