95 points Wine Enthusiast
"A solid, ripe, fruity wine, rich in tannins that blend well into the texture. Black plum skins, damsons and berry fruit are all present, revealing the natural freshness of the vintage as well as great potential. A wine with a long life."
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Calem 2011 Vintage Port seems more reserved on the nose, with broody blackberry, fig and ashen aromas that are well-defined, but more masculine than I expected. The aromatics are a little aloof, but I actually enjoy that. The palate is silky smooth and sensual, with slightly lower acidity than its peers, but it is very focused and harmonious. Velvety smooth with copious dates and cassis towards the finish, the 2011 Calem is a beautiful Vintage Port that should age with style. I would be extremely happy with bottles berthed in my cellar."
93 points James Suckling
"Aromas of blueberries, minerals and slate. Flowers too. Full body, medium sweet with intense and powerful tannins. Wonderful depth and beauty to this. Chewy and polished. Lasts for minutes. Best ever from here. Try after 2022."
92 Points Wine Spectator
"Offers dark plum, blackberry and cherry flavors that reverberate on the palate, with intense dark chocolate and spice notes. The powerful grip is supported by muscular tannins on the finish. A traditional style that needs time. Best from 2018 through 2040. 400 cases imported."