Porto Cálem is one of the highest awareness Port Wine brands, among more than 40 others. Almost all Portuguese families know Porto Cálem. Founded in 1859, by António Alves Cálem, Porto Cálem was by this time dedicated only to wine exports to Brazil in exchange of exotic woods and by means of its own fleet. In fact, those activities are still remembered today through Porto Cálem brand logotype where a caravel stands for this proud history. Porto Cálem was kept in the family for four generations. Today, and since 1998, Porto Cálem is part of Sogevinus SGPS, S.A. Sogevinus Group handles a large number of companies which address their activity to the production and trade of Port and D.O.C. Douro Wines. Porto Cálem product range has granted along its history an outstanding number of prizes and awards, especially on the Premium Vintages, Late Bottled Vintages and Aged Tawny. The first Vintage Port ever produced by Porto Cálem was the Vintage Port 1870 and the initial awards include Medals from Bordeaux, Marseille and Brussels 1897 wine competitions. From then on, Porto Cálem Wines have won important awards in the most important international wine competitions from Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Slovene, USA and Japan.
A moderate colour. Quite an unusual, very tertiary nose, with aromas of cabbage, cod liver oil and a hint of toffee. A very harmonious palate on entry, with gentle, spicy tannins through the midpalate. A lovely texture, elegant rather than lush, balanced and very fluid. The tannins becomes more apparent on the finish. It seems much less complex and developed on the palate than the nose would suggest, and there are still some notes of black fruits. A moderate length.