Douro Port Blend

Berry Bros. & Rudd

Graham Vintage Port 1963

Shay A
9.6

Today was an absolutely fantastic Friday hosting at the City Club by @Dan Fitzgerald. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Great job Dan!

On a night where the whites and reds were all 99-100 pointers, this stole the show. Jaw dropping in terms of how light, yet youthful, this was. Most guessed this was an ‘80s port. Astounding shaved dark cocoa, blackberry infused fig bar and raspberry liqueur spread over old graham cracker notes. It was floral but also dense. Fantastic.
— 4 hours ago

joe leatherwoodDan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
with joe, Dan and 3 others
P, "Odedi" and 11 others liked this

Chasing Harvest

Douro DOC White Blend 2015

My friend Mike Kush is the winemaker of this Portuguese field blend and I love its weight, texture and flavor profile. Three indigenous grapes...Mike says the lady who owned the vineyard is well into her 80’s and claimed the vines were producing when she was a little girl. Almond, pear and green stone fruit notes with an almost oily mouthfeel. Floral notes become broader as the wine warms. Great accompaniment to anything Mediterranean. I know he makes less than 100 cases, so hard to find. Mike works half a year in NZ and half a year in Portugal and just took 2nd year MW exams and has forgotten more about wine than I’ve learned in 30 years. — 17 days ago

Julia, Mike and 1 other liked this

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.
— a month ago

Ryan, David and 20 others liked this
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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.
Shay A

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@David T : Thanks for the info! Sounds like they are reputable without questioning.

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1977

Donald Patz
9.9

Porto is so out of fashion. I have no idea why since a number of highly rated “dry” wines carry substantial residual sweetness. Fashion is fashion. Hipsters will find this soon enough. 1977 was a time with Port if not in its heyday it was certainly much more highly regarded. This is just sensational. A fortified wine of great depth and dimension. — 2 days ago

Shay, Alex and 9 others liked this

Ferreira

20 Years Old Tawny Porto

One of the very few bottles brought back from Portugal 5 years ago. Amazingly fresh. Caramel, honeydew, raisin, toffee, hint of cigar, mint, and roasted nuts. Perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Full but not thick, voluptuous yet sublime.
I hope to take my 3rd trip to Portugal in the not too distant future.
— a month ago

Amável Costa

20 Years Old Porto Tawny

Taste like an expensive Port. — 3 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! — a month ago

Jack Thompson
with Jack
Jack, Shay and 7 others liked this
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That’s what wine is for...sharing with those you love!
TheSkip

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Awesome post.
Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

Arden you are always incredibly generous! Thank you for sharing such an amazing bottle.

Warre's

Bottle Aged Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2002

Shay A
9.1

Wednesday Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Blind as usual.

With how youthful this was, I was surprised not only at the amount of sediment I had, but the size of the flakes! Because of that, I went the LBV route. Cran-raisins, creamy espresso, stewed raspberries and blackberries, baked graham cracker cherry pie and very small traces of heat.
— 8 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldWeston Eidson
with Dan and Weston
David, "Odedi" and 26 others liked this

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. — 25 days ago

Frankie Cohen
with Frankie
Paul, Ron and 5 others liked this

Quinta do Pégo

Vintage Porto 2007

Smooth, not too sweet. Compliment to curry dish — 14 days ago