Definition of vintage port in English:

vintage port


  • Port wine of special quality, all of one year, bottled early and aged in the bottle.

    ‘They are the reason that people love lager, Sauvignon Blanc and vintage port, and they are at their most lavish in the svelte hedonism of the best Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘He insists you should have consumed a bottle of vintage port before you start.’
    • ‘And if you want to gild the lily, a ruby or vintage port, or perhaps a black Muscat dessert wine, makes for a lovely accompaniment.’
    • ‘Let's face it, you don't have to be a top sommelier to recognise pairings from hell: red Bordeaux with lemon tart, Botrytis Riesling with kidneys, or vintage port with oysters, for instance.’
    • ‘On the palate there is a rich, sickly sweet flavour rather akin to medicine but more like a blend of a searingly young vintage port and a cooking sherry with a horribly cloying aftertaste.’
    • ‘I stocked the larder with bottles of vintage port that almost bankrupted me.’
    • ‘With cooler weather not that far over the horizon, it may eventually get cool enough to enjoy vintage port.’
    • ‘Mature single quinta port, the closest thing to vintage port, at a bargain price’
    • ‘‘Value for money per vintage port is fantastic,’ according to one London-based wine merchant.’
    • ‘In the real world, most men do not retire to the drawing room of their country house of an evening with a drop of vintage port taken from their large cellar and a selection of imported cheeses delivered on bone china by their housekeeper.’
    • ‘Madeira keeps for a very long time, and port should last well enough for a few weeks in the fridge (though vintage port should be drunk within two or three days, not frittered away in a frying pan).’
    • ‘In the cheese and vintage port hamper there is a lovely wooden cheese board, the top of which slides over to reveal a hidden compartment with four cheese slicers and servers.’
    • ‘We have no hobbies, apart from my love of books and collecting vintage port (I never drink it).’
    • ‘He will toast the new era in home brew, a drop of malt whisky and maybe even a glass of vintage port.’
    • ‘With the fruit tart, the tasting concluded with four dessert wines, including a vintage port.’
    • ‘In particularly good years (usually two or three per decade) a ‘vintage’ year is declared and a vintage port is released.’
    • ‘This port is put into wooden port barrels or pipes, but instead of just two years in oak as in the case of a declared vintage port, it spends four to six years in barrel.’
    • ‘Adjoining Le Champagne, the Humidor is a clubby roost for after-dinner cigars, vintage ports, and cognacs.’
    • ‘The greatest vintage ports are not found in ordinary shops.’
    • ‘The fruit in these vines has been the bedrock of beautiful vintage ports for 200 years.’


vintage port

/ˈvin(t)ij pôrt/ /ˈvɪn(t)ɪdʒ pɔrt/