This started out as regular red Port, but was allowed to rest in casks for around 20 years – some less, some longer – to take on layers of orange peel, toasted nut and caramel flavors and old Port’s unique “Tawny”... Read More
Butler Nephew makes nice vintage Port, but Tawny is really the house specialty and where they excel. The Tawny style here is a bit more elegant and noticably brighter than most, although there's still plenty of toasted nut... Read More
We suspect most of these will hop into shoppers’ bags because they’re just so cute and priced so attractively for impulse giving and stuffing of stockings. That’s fine, but please don’t overlook something... Read More
What’s the fuss over Vintage Port all about? Simple – in a great harvest, Port winemakers are able to use the wines from their finest sites to make fortified reds that can improve in bottle for decades. And, with modern,... Read More
A great example of what is perhaps the most classic style of “wood aged” or “Tawny” Port. Winemaker Alvaro van Zeller, formerly winemaker at Quinta do Noval, blends this from Port lots that have aged in... Read More
A stunning old barrel-aged Port in an equally stunning decanter-styled package. Maynard Ports come from members of the Van Zeller family, former owners of Quinta do Noval. All of the base wines for this blended wood Port were... Read More
When Sophia Bergqvist stopped by the store in January, she brought an extra-special treat for me to try before the class began: a pre-release sample of her not-yet-released 30 Year Tawny Port. It was rare, expensive and - at the... Read More
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