Cálem Colheita 1961
Cálem Port's 1961 Colheita spent decades in barrel, making an exceptional Tawny Port that won Best In Show at Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, with 97 points.
Cálem has gained a reputation for being one of the Douro’s most celebrated Port producers, for both its bottle-aged Vintage Ports and its wood-aged Tawnies, including their extensive range of vintage-dated Colheita Tawny Ports.
Their imposing lodge is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro River, close to Porto's iconic, Eiffel-designed bridge. Its fabulous visitor centre has an audio-visual tour that explains the world of Port, and attracts 250,000 visitors each year.
Cálem Port, founded in 1859 by Antonio Alves Cálem, has a rich history of four generations. Since releasing its first Vintage Port in 1870, Cálem has gained a reputation for being one of the Douro’s most celebrated Port producers. The imposing winery is situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the Douro River, and attracts around 150,000 visitors each year.
The Cálem Colheita 1961 is an exceptional tawny Port in every way. It had been awarded the IWSC Port Wine Trophy 2016 to complement its 94 Point score from The Wine Advocate and Gold Medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards. Its marked intensity and complexity of flavour is matched by notable freshness. A Port for the ages.
Judge's Tasting Notes at the IWSC 2017: "Amber shading to green. Dried figs, caramel and raisins with marmalade notes and candied lemons. The wine exhibits amazing youthfulness and purity and literally dances on the tongue. The balance of alcohol, wood ageing and fruit have come together in a incredible fusion of flavours and textures that is just purely sublime".
96 Points & Gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
Gold at the IWSC Trophy 2017 for the Port wine category
|Country of Origin||Portugal|
|Style||Fortified & Sweet|
|Grape Variety||Port blend|
|Main Grape||Touriga Nacional|
|Flavour||Elegant & Complex|