Vintage Port

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.
— a day ago

joe leatherwoodDan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
with joe, Dan and 3 others
P, "Odedi" and 31 others liked this

Payten & Jones

Leuconoe Yarra Valley Sangiovese

Edition 3 of this solera sangiovese from Payten and Jones. Not sure what the vintage blend is, but the first edition goes all the way back to 2014, so I'm guessing that's included. Enjoyed the first two iterations, but this one didn't sit well for me, mainly because the finish was way too bitter. Delicious aromatics though - ripe black fruits, floral, cacao. Palate's spicy and quite rounded. Plush tannins. There's complexity for sure (in fact, this was my pick when tasting at the winery), but it just lacks drinkability. — 22 days ago

Sharon, Alex and 10 others liked this

Quinta Seara D'Ordens

LBV Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2013

Dark plums perfect with chocolate or Gorgonzola — 17 days ago

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. — 3 days ago

Shay, Alex and 9 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. — a month ago

Frankie Cohen
with Frankie
Paul, Ron and 5 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! — a month ago

Jack Thompson
with Jack
Jack, Shay and 7 others liked this
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Awesome post.
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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.
— 9 days ago

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

Quinta do Pégo

Vintage Porto 2007

Smooth, not too sweet. Compliment to curry dish — 15 days ago

Morgan's

Vintage Port 1997

Amazing 22 year old port — 14 days ago

Fonseca

Porto Vintage Port Blend

I had such high hopes. Bottle was well-stored for more than 20 years. Looks fine and cork was in great shape and not super loose in the neck. Silky and mellow, but a wan showing for what I know should be so much better. Fairly short, slightly spiky finish. Sad, actually. — a month ago