Douro, Portugal

Taylor's

Vintage Port Blend 1983

Dark garnet. Candied red fruit, nuts, and sweet spice. Full body, with a little heat. Lingers in the mouth for a bit. Good, but definitely at the plateau, if not already on the way down. — 2 days ago

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Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Ilimitado Douro Branco White Blend 2017

2nd visit with this btl, as impressive as before. Needed a couple hours open before it hit the sweet spot. Complex, layered, salty and deeply mineral. Textural, engaging palate, lengthy and serious for its price. Peach skin, Mirabelle plum, pineapple, orange zest, salt, crushed rocks, green almond, custard, tea leaves. Generous with its ample fruit and imprint on the palate, but restrained and finely etched acid bring the nuance, balanced. — 5 days ago

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Warre's

Otima 10 Year Old Tawny Porto Port Blend

The nose on this tawny Port is so full of raisins and hot caramel it can mean nothing except dessert. The palate reaffirms that feeling, with a sweet taste which brings a little savory along for the ride. There’s enough acidity to make pairing possible, maybe with a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie. — 10 days ago

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Fonseca

Guimarens Vintage Porto Port Blend 1991

Was gifted this bottle at my christening. A lot of fun opening it up for friends and family! — 3 days ago

Jack Thompson
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That’s what wine is for...sharing with those you love!
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Awesome post.
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Arden you are always incredibly generous! Thank you for sharing such an amazing bottle.

Warre's

Warrior Finest Reserve Porto

This Port wine is inky indigo in the glass. Its nose conveys dark, ripe fruit with an overlay of leather and tobacco. The palate is rich and dark with a firm tannic structure and a pleasantly long finish. — 10 days ago

Dr., Mike and 7 others liked this

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1994

Shay A
9.4

Heck of a hosting by @Weston Eidson last night for the City Club wine group. All wines were tasted blind.

Wonderful finish to the evening. It didn’t have as much sweetness to it as I normally think Graham’s does. Mixed berry compote, graham cracker, nutty, and cherry liqueur infused fig. My guess here was late 80s/early 90s port.
— 4 days ago

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Big night of some nice wines. 👍

Folias de Baco

Uivo Renegado Vinas Velhas Red Blend 2017

A natural, Portuguese red blend. Yup, I’ll say it: echoes of the Jura, with a light electric red color, & similar electric jolt flavor profile, albeit in a decidedly light body & low alcohol. Bout half the price of a decent Trousseau..... hmmm — 3 days ago

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Warre's

Heritage Ruby Porto

This beautiful Port shows a nose of ripe, red fruit, syrup and smoke. The palate is young and playful, boasting currant and berries with a viscous mouthfeel and a tannic structure that begs a great piece of cheese. — 15 days ago

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Symington Family Estates

Quinta do Vesuvio Porto 1998

Shay A
9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

Not as sweet as Graham’s. New producer to me. I guessed early-mid ‘90s port. More overripe fruit (blueberry, blackberry jam, cherry liqueur), and less graham cracker/cocoa notes than others. Seemed both young and old. Still ascending.
— 7 days ago

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@Shay A a bit in Symingtom...they own and run four of the leading port houses, Graham's, Dow's, Warre's, and Cockburn's. As well as, a portfolio of Douro wines consisting of Quinta do Vesuvio, Quinta do Ataíde, Altano, and Prats & Symington (a joint venture that produces Chryseia and Post Scriptum). They have recently launched a new project, Quinta da Fonte Souto, in the Alto Alentejo sub-region of Portalegre. They are the leading vineyard owners in the Douro Valley with 26 Quintas covering a total of 2,255 ha of which 1,024 ha are under vine.
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@David T : Thanks for the info! Sounds like they are reputable without questioning.

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

Vertente Douro Tinta Amarella Blend 2015

God knows what's in here but it's well rounded and deep. All of Dirk's wines are universally adored and I do t think this is any exception to that rule. Power and fruit. — 14 days ago