The Port House of Barros was founded in 1913 by Manuel de Almeida who started a port shipping company. Almeida was joined by Manoel Barros, who is said to have started as an office boy, but married Matilde Almeida, sister of the company founder.
After Barros joined the firm it became far more aggressive and during the 1920's and depression years of the 1930's purchased ailing port firms expanding the business substantially.
This Portuguese firm is best known for its Colheita Ports that date back to the 1930's. Colheita Ports are made from a single vintage and are aged slowly in large casks for what can be many decades. With extended age these wines take on flavors of dried fruits, nuts, citrus and exotic spices, while becoming very smooth and complex the older they get.
We are delighted to offer a range of these very old Ports direct from Barros. We have vintages 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1950, 1952 and 1957 available. All will be specially bottled for our order to ensure their freshness and will come packaged in a wooden box.
This is a Rare opportuntiy for the serious Port lover or indeed for someone looking for a unique birthday or anniversary gift with perfect provenance. As usual we offer a 15% Pre Arrival Discount on all vintages.
Barros Colheita Port 1937
Normally $999.00 a bottle
Pre Arrival Price $849.00
The oldest wine available from the cellars.
Roy Hersh, For the Love of Port: Bottled in 2008. This Barros showed a cola color with a tawny-greenish tinge on the meniscus. Much lighter in body, elegant and smooth ... still features plenty of acidity and moderate complexity too. Less nutty and more citrus at the core, I enjoyed the figgy sweetness but more so the simultaneous tang of the apricot preserve flavor. Youthful, sweet and with a nice long and seamless finish. 93 Points
Other Grand Old Vintages available:
1938 Pre Arrival $849.00
1940 Pre Arrival $764.00
1941 Pre Arrival $721.00
1950 Pre Arrival $595.00
1952 Pre Arrival $488.00
1957 Pre Arrival $475.00
Click here to view and order the wine on our website. You may also order by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9326 5737. Stocks of these grand old wines is limited.
We also have a range of much more recent Colheitas and vintage ports available from Barros. Click here to view them all.