Churchill’s Vintage Port 1994
All Churchill’s ports are made from Grade-A grapes that are hand-picked, hand-sorted, and foot trod in the ancient granite lagares (treading tanks) in the Douro Valley. We allow an extended period of fermentation in lagares to limit the amount of brandy required in fortification and leading to a drier style of port.
Churchill’s 1994 is a ripe and full-bodied Vintage Port. Deep purple in colour, the nose has a powerful black cherry aroma and the palate is earthy and complex with a breadth of concentrated fruit flavours; a powerhouse of a Vintage.
93 points by Wine Spectator
* This Vintage Port is only available in 37,5cl bottles.
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.
20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.
Like all other Churchill’s Ports, the component wines of this Vintage Port have been treaded by foot in traditional granite lagares (treading tanks). The young port spent its first winter in the Douro and then was transported in the early spring to our ageing lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia (Porto). Here it matured in seasoned oak vats for one year, at which point the decision was made that the wine was of such quality to declare a Vintage Year. At this point, they were bottled and stored in our cellars.
Store lying down in cellar conditions. Will age beautifully in bottle for 50+ years. Being a ripe year it is approachable now but has the weight and power to go the full distance and should be at its peak from 2024-2034.
Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. Best decanted at least two hours before service.Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC).
We practice sustainable agricultural methods certified by the SATIVA institute. Our ports are produced with only indigenous-yeast fermentation. Our wines do not contain, or are produced, with genetically modified organisms or substances with origin in. No animal products are used.