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Good value port

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ex brickie, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. John Phillips

    John Phillips pfm Member

    Seconded - I have tried it.

    A notably better port (to my taste) also from the Symington family if the budget could stretch to £15, is the currently discounted Grahams 10YO Tawny at Graham's 10 Year Old Tawny Port, 75 cl : Grocery. There's one of these chez moi for the season (and a rather more expensive 1999 Colheita too if something more interesting gets called for).
  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    not sure why that matters. I'd avoid if possible for their aggressive takeovers of smaller houses. Plenty of smaller houses like Fonseca, Kopke (the oldest port wine house in Porto), etc......
    Vinhos Quinta Do Noval,

    We've got a about a dozen bottles laying down somewhere, mostly vintage including a bottle of 1963 Taylor. We also have a Kopke colheita from 1965 (my birth year) which should be ok, the harvest was good. We've had loads of Colheita's (just a label for a single harvest port wine, as opposed to blended). I always check the harvest reports when buying a colheita, some are not good and are better in a blended port wine.
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  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    Port. Because you wouldn't be seen dead buying sherry. :p
  4. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Nothing wrong with a nice Fino :)
  5. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Have some Madeira m'dear

  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Indeed. I had a pleasant one a year or so ago.
  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Pending

    Just got a bottle of that from the local Sainsbugs, thanks for the recommendation. I’d picked up a couple of 50cl bottles of Taylors LBV on a recent excursion to Majestic, but that looks like a bargain, and if it sits there unmolested for a year or two, that’s fine by me too. We don’t drink much Port, Christmas is when it most often comes out, so the smaller bottles and LBV make sense for that purpose and I can save the crusted for an occasion when there are enough of us to do it justice.
  9. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Take it easy, it can be strong stuff.
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  10. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

  11. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    I used to enjoy fortified wines but these days they just give me a headache. I now stick to ordinary wine, beer, whisk(e)y and gin: off now for my post dinner coffee with a double Suntory Hakushu on ice :). Hic.
  12. MUTTY1

    MUTTY1 Waste of bandwidth

    Just poured myself a Taylor’s 10 year Tawny. Nice complex taste, very moreish but not a good idea as it probably gives you a complex hangover too. Stick to one bottle is my advice…
  13. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I think you’ll like it. I’ve had a bottle lying in the cellar for about three years - I must get round to drinking it.

    FWIW I tried the Graham’s Crusted and Six Grapes pretty much side by side a few years back. I much preferred the former.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2021
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  14. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

    OK, grandad(s). ;)
  15. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Waitrose own tawny is very nice, their champagne is superb, bit different but they sell a fizzy Merlot which is the dogs bananas, great choice instead of boring whites with turkey.
    Shame I don’t drink any more..
  16. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I would have no problem with that, it’s the thought of drinking any less that concerns me.
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  17. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    My Xmas treat is a bottle of something fizzy to share, and a large Baileys poured over ice cream.
    In forest far to dangerous to drink even a single dram when visiting friends, tiny windy roads with dangerous potholes.
    I did classic cliche of swerving to avoid a doe and fawn late at night on blind bend and ended with skoda on roof having taken out electricity post, and me hanging from seatbelt, without a scratch. Car was properly dead though.
  18. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I have tried a fizzy Merlot and while it was ok I really struggled to get my head round the concept and it just seemed a bit odd.

    On the port front I've got a bottle of the 20 year old Graham's Tawny in the sales recently in the sales and have also got a bottle of their 6 grapes coming as well, as I've had that before and liked it. I tend to stick with the Graham ports as it's my surname. When we were in Porto a few years back I had a look for connections with the name:

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  19. misterc6

    misterc6 Wasted and wounded, it ain’t what the moon did

  20. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Usually find the odd bottle of port is a great chrimbo present, how much is the 6 grapes and who retails it, sounds interesting.
    My fave tipple usually with Xmas dinner is some Tokay or ice wine desert wine, iether as aperatif or a little poured over ice cream.

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