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Kobrand Corporation

October 01, 2015 17:04 ET

Toast to the Holiday Season With Port

From Unique Gift Packaging to Declared Vintage and Single Harvest Selections, Port Offers a Full Range of Wines for Gifting and Sharing

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - Revered since the late 1600s, Port wines are highly collectible and feature a wide spectrum of styles and price points. In addition to their rich history, the leading Port houses of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft, imported to the U.S. by Kobrand Corporation, boast a range of the finest Ports that make great gifts for both the wine connoisseur and beginner alike. These fortified wines from Portugal's Douro Valley are also perfect for sharing with loved ones this holiday season.

"The holidays are all about friends, family, and sharing great moments together. Port wines are the perfect addition with their elegance and rich array of flavors that add to the festive spirit," says Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, a family-owned company established in 1692, that has owned Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca for generations.

A Vintage Port is made from a blend of wines from a producer's finest plots and is only declared in exceptional years -- usually no more than three times per decade. Established fans of Port and wine collectors will appreciate declared Vintage selections including:

  • Taylor Fladgate 1994 and Fonseca 1994 Vintage Port ($400) - Both Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca 1994 Vintage Port were awarded Wines of the Year in 1997 by Wine Spectator, each scoring a perfect 100 points.
  • Taylor Fladgate 2000 and Fonseca 2000 Vintage Port ($150) - Ready to drink, great value Vintage Ports with multiple 95+ point scores.
  • Taylor Fladgate 2011, Fonseca 2011, and Croft 2011 Vintage Port ($120; $90 for Croft) - The most recently declared Vintage Port. All of these 2011 Vintage Ports are highly rated and can be cellared for decades.

Buy a piece of history with Fonseca, a Port house celebrating its 200thanniversary this year.
Fonseca's oldest verified trading activity took place in 1815. Today, it is known for producing BIN 27, one of the most popular Ports ever made. This superb reserve Ruby Port draws on the heritage of the great Fonseca Vintages and shares their seductive fruit quality.

  • Fonseca BIN 27 Gift Tin ($19.99) - Available in a festive tin specially for the holiday season, this Port features rich, blackberry aromas and a luscious mouthfeel, and would make a great host gift to your next holiday dinner party.

Consistently achieving exceptional 95+ -point scores for its wines,
Taylor Fladgate holds some of the largest reserves of very old oak-aged wine in Portugal and is the leader in Tawny Port. Taylor Fladgate's 50 Year Old Single Harvest features wine from 1965 which has experienced five decades of aging in oak casks

  • Taylor Fladgate 1965 Single Harvest Tawny Port ($300) - This rare and elegant Single Harvest Tawny Port, with a silky smooth palate and crisp acidity, is an ideal gift for Tawny Port devotees or anyone celebrating a 50th milestone in 2015.

For more information, please visit Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca Port or Croft Port. High-resolution images available upon request.

About Kobrand Corporation
Kobrand Corporation was founded in 1944 and to this day remains one of the few family-owned wine and spirits companies. Kobrand's portfolio of wine and spirits was meticulously selected according to a single, unerring principle: quality. This continued focus has made the Kobrand name synonymous with wines and spirits of the highest caliber for 70 years. Kobrand is the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of fine wines, including from France: Maison Louis Jadot, Chậteau des Jacques, Domaine Ferret, Champagne Taittinger, Chậteau Mont-Redon, Chậteau d'Aquẻria, Bouvet-Ladubay and Michel Redde et Fils; from California: Cakebread Cellars, Sequoia Grove Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Benziger Family Winery, Domaine Carneros and Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery; from Washington: Mullan Road Cellars; from Italy: Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia), Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Silvio Nardi, Tenuta La Fuga, Tenute del Cabreo, Tenuta di Nozzole, Tenuta Campo al Mare, Tenuta TorCalvano, Santa Martina, Spalletti, Masi Agricola, Michele Chiarlo, Tenuta di Salviano, Agricola Punica, Feudo Maccari, Fernando Pighin and Figli, Bollini and Caposaldo; from Spain: Bodega Don Olegario and Poema Cava; from Argentina: Alta Vista and Barda by Bodega Chacra; from Chile: Altamana; from New Zealand: Craggy Range Winery and Infamous Goose; from Portugal: Taylor Fladgate , Fonseca and Croft and finally our Global brand: The Seeker. Kobrand is also the exclusive agent for an outstanding selection of premium spirits, including; from France: Alizẻ Passion, Alizẻ Coco and Alizẻ Cognac; from Norway: Vikingfjord and from England: Gates of London as well as a craft spirits portfolio, including from France: Delamain Cognac, Larressingle Armagnac, Belle de Brillet and L'Héritier-Guyot; from Italy: Antica Sambuca and Tia Maria; from Norway: Linie Aquavit, from Denmark: Aalborg Akvavit and from Martinique: Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole.

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