Porto, Douro

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.
— 6 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldWeston Eidson
with Dan and Weston
David, "Odedi" and 25 others liked this

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! — 25 days 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.

Quinta Seara D'Ordens

LBV Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2013

Dark plums perfect with chocolate or Gorgonzola — 14 days ago

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

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

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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.

W. & J. Graham's

Aged 20 Years Tawny Port Blend

Refinement and harmony — 19 days ago

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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.
— a month ago

joe leatherwoodDan FitzgeraldJeff Meyer
with joe, Dan and 2 others
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Big night of some nice wines. 👍

Amável Costa

20 Years Old Porto Tawny

Taste like an expensive Port. — a day ago

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Quinta do Pégo

Vintage Porto 2007

Smooth, not too sweet. Compliment to curry dish — 12 days ago

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. — a month ago

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