Port Blend

Dow's

Vintage Porto Port Blend 2007

Clove, peppercorn, game, leather, tobacco, cedar, dried tea leaves, mint, crushed rock on the nose. Juicy and vibrant black cherries, cassis, prune, and raisin on the palate. Long finish. Integrated moderate tannins. Elevated acidity. 20% abv. — 4 days ago

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Clove, peppercorn, game, leather, mint, tobacco, cedar, a whiff of VA, dried tea leaves, Marzipan, fig, prune, raisin on the nose. Juicy and vibrant black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, and pomegranate on the palate. Long finish, integrated moderate minus tannins, elevated acidity, 20% abv.

Serrat

Fourre-Tout Yarra Valley Barbera Blend 2017

Made by Tom Carson of Yabby Lake fame in the Mornington Peninsula. Tom is also a respected Show Judge in demand around Australia. Serrat is his personal label with French wife, Nadege. They also import a range of Burgundies. “Fourre Tout”- the English translation meaning “Catch All”. This is a field blend of Barbera, Malbec, Grenache, Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. Mid Ruby in colour. Plummy aromas with black and red fruits. Strangely can see the spicy Malbec on the nose more than the other varieties. I was expecting this to be a more frivolous red than it turned out to be. This had good structure and tannins - would benefit from a few years in the cellar. Went well with Chicken Pie. Footnote: Serrat is a Caledonian word meaning High Density Planting. Serrat has 8000 vines per Hectare producing less than a bottle per vine. Next in a few years. — 8 days ago

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Fonseca Guimaraens

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Porto Port Blend 1987

Very refined fruit flavors. Developed tannins and the acidity for a satisfying finish. I thought the alcohol was too strong and a little out of balance, but my family disagreed and thought it was super smooth. — 7 days ago

W. & J. Graham's

Finest Reserve Porto Port Blend

This Port's nose carries plenty of big red and black fruit, with the characteristic notes of brown sugar, caramel and earth. The palate is fruit forward with a zingy acidity and firm structure.
— 10 days ago

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Statement

Colheita Porto Port Blend 2016

Not too sweet. Aromas of dates, toffee, butter. Good acid on finish, slight bitterness. Great with apple tart and sweet potato pie. — 7 days ago

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Nice! Happy Thanksgiving!🦃🥧

Adir Winery

Plot Ninety Eight Blush Port Blend

Medium amber; medium plus intensity aromas of ripe apricot, lemon, baked yellow apple, honey, sweet baking spices, intense vanilla; sweet, medium acid, high alcohol, full bodied, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; long finish, full bodied on palate but well balanced, excellent pairing with the Tomm cheese served, very good — 10 days ago

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Giant Steps

LDR Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah 2018

Mid Ruby in colour with a youthful purple tinge. Aromatic red fruits with some stalky peppery notes. On the palate - one word YUM. This is all about primary fruit flavours and freshness and is totally smashable. Barb loved it. This would be a huge hit in Bistros in the capital cities over summer. An unusual blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah pioneered by the legendary Maurice O’Shea in the Hunter Valley back in the 40’s and 50’s. Now being adopted by Giant Steps and other progressive wineries like Yarra Yering. A thoroughly delicious wine. So fresh it’s impertinent!! The 2019 I believe has just been released. — 10 days ago

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W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1970

Shay A
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Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

Roasted chestnuts, cinnamon, old raspberry fig and a surprising amount of heat on the nose and palate. Shocked the alcohol is that prevalent at this age! Mellowed a bit slightly in the glass, and the added notes of graham cracker and potpourri became noticeable. I called this 40yr port.
— 15 days ago

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David T

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I think I have a bottle of this producer & vintage lying around in one of my EuroCave’s.
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@Hugh O'Riordan @David T : This was very enjoyable, but the alcohol was still quite noticeable...in fact, it almost dominated the wine! Not sure time will erase a lot of it, but there was good dark fruits and graham cracker still lingering here.
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Omg wow that’s so cool 🇵🇹

Taylor's

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Porto 1968

Lunch at home on Saturday with friends. Amazingly light in colour like a mid tawny cherry. Manages to be both sweet and savoury amongst the rancio at the same time. The spirit totally integrated. Needed to be drunk in its 51st year. — 18 days ago

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Dow's

10 Year Old Tawny Porto

Almond paste, dried apricot, fig, prune, raisin, marzipan, vanilla and cinnamon. Syrup and nut butter on the palate. Elevated acidity and medium+ finish. Great value... — 4 days ago