Category Archives: Port

Graham’s 20 year Tawny Port

grahams20Browning ruby color. On the nose, evolved, medium+ intensity, toasty, nutty, flowers for miles, woodspice, oak, and, earth. On the palate, sweet, medium+ intensity, stewed fruit, caramel, creme brulee, toffee, medium tannin, medium acidity, with a long finish. Great value tawny port.    

1985 Dow’s Vintage Port

dows851 Had this at a port tasting at the Corson Building yesterday. It was a scorching 97 degrees, and probably hotter inside. Dark purple to ruby color. On the nose, youthful but showing development, medium+ intensity, plum, black cherry, fig, licorice, spice, perfume, chocolate, some chalky earth component, and a small amount of oak. On the palate, sweet, medium+ intensity, medium tannin, medium acidity, seamless, beautifully balanced, lots of depth, monstrous finish. Everything you could ever want in a vintage port.    

1958 Porto Rocha Colheita Kopke

This was the closest image that I could find. I am shocked that I have never reviewed a port before, what a lapse of judgment. In all fairness, most of these wines choose me. On the nose, serious bouquet, of monstrous proportion, high intensity, extremely floral, with big cola character, some stewed fruit way in the back, and amazing spice. Wow, this nose was exceptional. On the palate, sweet, med+ intensity, med+ alcohol but balanced with the sugar, spicy cola finish that goes for a while. Interesting wine, delicious in many ways, certainly not cheap, but a nice present for a port lover that’s celebrating a 50th.