Hooper’s Vintage Port
A fine old vintage port has always been considered one of the true aristocrats of the wine world. Generally bottled after two years in the wood, it completes its slow maturation in the bottle. Perhaps the greatest collection that exists anywhere in Europe can be found in the venerable cellars of Richard Hooper & Sons in Oporto. From this remarkable Port treasury, after being carefully tasted just before shipping, comes this bottle.
As long ago as 1912, the firm of Hooper’s were appointed purveyors to the British House of Lords—no mean accomplishment in a country which boasts of the most discriminating Port drinkers in the world.
In the process of long-aging in the bottle, a genuine vintage Port necessarily “throws a crust” in the form of a sediment. If you wish to serve the wine clear, let the bottle stand upright for a while, allowing the sediment to fall to the bottom. Then pour carefully to enjoy the full, remarkable flavour.
From a Rare Vintage Port Collection available at
Sherry Wine and Spirits Co., Inc.
Imported by Vineyard Importing Co., New York, N.Y.
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