Wine Enthusiast 91 points - The 2007 Churchill Vintage Port offers up an expressive fragrance of blueberry compote and fruitcake. Residing in the background providing additional complexity are notes of violets, clove, and incense. This leads to a firm, structured, muscular Port with plenty of fruit for balance. It should drink well from 2017 to 2032 but lacks the star quality to stand out from the crowd.
Dry tannins and great concentration are followed by sweet fruits, damson juice and a rich core of powerful tannins. This intensity is lightened by the sweetness of black currants, but ultimately this impressive wine is dry.
|Walnuts – Otherwise best enjoyed on its own.
|Founded in 1981 by John Graham and his wife Caroline Churchill, Churchill’s port is an independent, family-owned Port Wine House -- the first independent port wine house established in more than fifty years.
Churchill’s is the only port wine producer who begins with wines produced only from grapes grown in Grade A vineyards. And according to Robert Parker, Jr., writing in The Wine Advocate, "Churchill's has established an impeccable reputation for superb quality.”