Recommend a port, please [Wine]

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Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by 8foot7 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:34 pm

Interested in Boglehead suggestions for port. Looking for good taste to price value. Prefer tawny but do not hate ruby. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Recommend a port, please

Post by DaftInvestor » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:03 pm

For Tawny I like Taylor Fladgate 10 Year or Ramos Pinto 10 Year. Taylor Fladgate also has a special productio non10 year for a bit cheaper that is almost as good. Someone once bought me a Fladgate 20 Year as a gift that was really good but for price/value I feel 10 years are the best.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by LadyGeek » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:12 pm

I was going to recommend USB 3.0, but then I read the post. I retitled the thread. :)

Australia has some fairly good ports. I don't have any recent recommendations, you might want to do a google search.
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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by rob » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:18 pm

For good value give Taylor's LBV a try - http://www.taylor.pt/en/catalogue/port- ... ntage/lbv/
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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by General Disarray » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:27 pm

Otima 10 year has never steered me wrong. In fact, it is my favorite port to date. That reminds me, I have a bottle of 20-year Otima that I need to try soon.

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Post by DaftInvestor » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:28 pm

rob wrote:For good value give Taylor's LBV a try - http://www.taylor.pt/en/catalogue/port- ... ntage/lbv/
+1
That's the "special non 10 year" I mentioned above...couldn't recall the name. I still prefer the 10 year but this was really good for the price.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by DaftInvestor » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:29 pm

General Disarray wrote:Otima 10 year has never steered me wrong. In fact, it is my favorite port to date. That reminds me, I have a bottle of 20-year Otima that I need to try soon.
I'd hold off on the 20 year - after you try the 20 year it may be hard to go back to the 10 :)

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by Robby3R » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:53 pm

Kopke 10 y.o. or 20 y.o. Tawny; it's likely you'll have to search for it via the internet, but worth it.

And "Yalumba Museum Antique Tawny" from Australia--a truly premium experience!

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Post by hoopy » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:21 pm

I enjoy Graham's Six Grapes Reserve. There are better ports out there, but this one is a good value. Having said that, I would probably drink it even if it were priced higher.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by ThisTimeItsDifferent » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:28 pm

Dow's Boardroom Tawny is my regular drink.

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Post by LAlearning » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:10 pm

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Post by novillero » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:21 pm

DaftInvestor wrote:
I'd hold off on the 20 year - after you try the 20 year it may be hard to go back to the 10 :)
+1.

However, I am not a fan of Otima for the sole reason of bottle size. As for rubies, there are some good value LBVs out there.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by srj » Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:01 am

My favorite is a Madeira from V Sattui vineyard in California.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by David Jay » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:22 am

Any port...

(wait for it...)

in a Storm.


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Post by 8foot7 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:04 am

LadyGeek wrote:I was going to recommend USB 3.0, but then I read the post. I retitled the thread. :)
This occurred to me after I posted. I was also looking for someone to make an SMTP port 25 joke about transmitting a message. :)

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Post by 8foot7 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:08 am

srj wrote:My favorite is a Madeira from V Sattui vineyard in California.
Have been to V Sattui and had a picnic on their grounds. However, I have not tried their port. I'll add to my list - thanks.

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Post by 8foot7 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:09 am

David Jay wrote:Any port...

(wait for it...)

in a Storm.


(sorry)
Zing! :sharebeer

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by 8foot7 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:11 am

My list is full of ports to try. It's good to be me. Thanks to DaftInvestor, LadyGeek, rob, General Disarray, Robby3R, hoopy, ThisTimeItsDifferent, LAlearning, novillero, srj for weighing in.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by blu9535 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:17 pm

I had a great port in California that was a bright golden yellow in color, with sort of a buttery taste and finish. Maybe "port" isn't what it was called exactly, but it was some sort of fortified wine. I don't think it was sherry, which is more dark-colored. I don't remember the name of it. I've looked at local liquor stores and never seen anything like it. Anyone know anything about what type of drink this might be? And any recommendations on good ones to try?

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by rec7 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:23 pm

Go with Mogen David it is close to port and cheap.
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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by BradC » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:38 pm

Try the Yalumba Antique Tawny from Australia. In California, it's a fantastic value at BevMo for around $19.

I'll also vouch for the V. Sattui Madeira, but it runs over $50.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by sevenseas » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:44 pm

This is not an inexpensive port but was a relative bargain as I bought it on a trip to Lisbon, and is still my favorite years later: Ferreira "Duque de Braganca" 20-year-old Tawny Port.

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:05 pm

srj wrote:My favorite is a Madeira from V Sattui vineyard in California.
I have had this - excellent, but not a port! It is an orange infused brandy, still I regret not bringing back a couple of bottles the time I was there.
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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:06 pm

BradC wrote:Try the Yalumba Antique Tawny from Australia. In California, it's a fantastic value at BevMo for around $19.

I'll also vouch for the V. Sattui Madeira, but it runs over $50.
I'll vouch for it as well, it is worth the money.
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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by jdb » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:58 pm

sevenseas wrote:This is not an inexpensive port but was a relative bargain as I bought it on a trip to Lisbon, and is still my favorite years later: Ferreira "Duque de Braganca" 20-year-old Tawny Port.
Think anyone who really likes Port needs to try to schedule vacation trip to Portugal to sample it at the source and bring some bottles back. On my bucket list.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by sevenseas » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:52 am

jdb wrote:
sevenseas wrote:This is not an inexpensive port but was a relative bargain as I bought it on a trip to Lisbon, and is still my favorite years later: Ferreira "Duque de Braganca" 20-year-old Tawny Port.
Think anyone who really likes Port needs to try to schedule vacation trip to Portugal to sample it at the source and bring some bottles back. On my bucket list.
Not to derail this thread, but Portugal is a lovely country, well worth the visit. It also has a unique history and great, underappreciated cuisine including magnificent sweets! The "Port Wine Institute" (Solar do Vinho do Porto, branches in Lisbon and several other major cities) is a great place for tastings. Hope you make it there soon! :sharebeer

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by Candor » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:52 pm

Jonesy. Rated 93 by Robert Parker and for $10 or so it's very nice.

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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by rxtra8 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:06 am

Try a good blend...Fonseca, Dow, Grahams, Taylor, Warres...cannot go wrong. TJs has Fonseca Bin 27 for $13-14 or so. The only problem is that it is too good. If you are well off, consider a vintage, but you may not be able to drink it for many years. I had a chance to by a 1977 case of Grahams many years ago but the wife at that time vetoed the idea...but worth very good money now or truly enjoyable port drinking. Really just get a good quality blend. They mix their vintages together to get a consistent wine that will always be good...IMHO.
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Re: Recommend a port, please [Wine]

Post by novillero » Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:54 am

Ps port is from Portugal, all else is "port style" just as champagne is from a specific region of France.

Port is very different from sherry and Madeira. So if you are looking for port stick to the Portuguese suggestions.

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