Douro Port Blend

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1985

Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

This was really faded and light in appearance. Lot of sediment. I guessed late ‘70s/early ‘80s port. More guessed early ‘70s. It tasted older than it was, actually. Old graham cracker, cocoa dusted dates, licorice and old, candied blackberries. Dusty.
— 14 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldWill Adams
with Dan and Will
Matt, Dr. and 40 others liked this

Kopke

Kopka Colheita Port Blend 1978

Birthday Port still going strong!!! May actually be getting better! Caramel, butterscotch, and toffee. Quite lovely and easy drinking! — 18 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

Quinta Do Infantado

Tawny Medium-Dry Porto Port Blend

NV. Drier style port paired with an awesome tiramisu at Bar Marco. — 11 days ago

Bryan FreyPaul Krzychjoe mama
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Dalva

Porto Colheita 1985

An amazing port just recently bottled from grapes in 1985! Only got a taste but it was deepened in a smooth roundness in the gig and golden raisin flavor. A treat. — 19 days ago

Sara Davenport
with Sara

Warre's

Bottle Aged Late Bottled Vintage Porto 1981

LBVs usually aged in wood for many years but this one aged in bottle from 1985 until now. Lots of sediment and the wine is relatively light in color and body but still quite good. Brown at the edge but still sweet and fruity — 3 days ago

Luis Seabra Vinhos

Xisto Cru Tinto Red Blend 2013

A ruby red core, with a vibrant and clear ruby at the edge.  The nose is complex, dense and persistent with primary red and dark red fruit notes, subtle spices, as well as earth and minerality notes deepening the complexity.  Not a powerhouse, but a perfect reflection of the wines Luis makes that texturally remind me of the Northern Rhone, Burgundy and even Barolo to an extent.  There is an elegance to these wines akin to those regions, with a core of terroir and structure.  A supremely cerebral vigneron wine that makes you think while enjoying it.

With the arrival of Luis Seabra and his own line of wines, he is taking Portugal wines to the next level.  The wines from Luis Seabra are generating the most buzz of any producer out of the Douro Valley, with both red and white wine at all price levels there is something for everyone!
— 3 days ago

Daniel P., Kyle and 1 other liked this

Croft

Vintage Port Blend 1970

Vibrant acidity. Great fruit. Another taster described it more as ‘orange marmalade’ than red fruit. I think he was right on. Nice and probably at a plateau for at least another decade. — 17 days ago

Quinta do Vale Meão

Meandro Douro Vinho Branco 2014

I brought this back with me in late 2015 on a trip to the Douro on the way to Northern Spain where @ml_private_tours and I stopped in to meet @luisaolazabal at her family's beautiful estate @quintadovalemeao in the Douro Superior. A tiny 500 cases is produced.

At 5 years of age, this is fresh as a daisy with cut and verve. Medium yellow-gold in color. The nose is fresh and reminded me of Sancerre, so Sauvignon Blanc like notes of fresh lime citrus, green apple, sweet grapefruit pith, crushed oyster shells, and a host of chopped fresh green herbs. The palate is electric, more elegant than my initial tasting note from 2015. The acidity is thunderous, a pure and crystaline palate and med+ length in the finish. At 5 years this is so pure and so young, I think it will easiy cruise on to 10 years and likely age for longer.
— 3 days ago

Kimberly, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Quinta do Noval

Vintage Port Blend 1997

High alcohol for me. Possibly difficult to drink next to the d’Yquem. — 17 days ago

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Sharon B

Sharon B

I feel the same way about Port
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Very nice 🍷

Warre's

Otima 20 Year Old Tawny Porto

Raisins, milk chocolate, almonds, leather, brown sugar, toffee, and hints of pipe tobacco. — 13 days ago