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Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny

Tawny Port is one of the most versatile wines imaginable. In the first place, you should always serve it between cool and cold. Store the bottle in the fridge and pour out a generous glass before replacing the opened bottle back where it came from. The wine – oxidized in …

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Graham’s 20 Years Old Tawny Port

An outstanding Port deserves an equal story. Next year, Graham’s will be celebrating its 200th Anniversary. The family that will be doing the honours will be the Symingtons, whose ancestor Andrew James Symington first arrived in Portugal in 1882 – at 19 years young – and worked for a while …

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Croft Pink

Established since 1588, Croft is the oldest, continuous Port house and the first to come out with a Pink Port in 2012. Macerated for about 6 hours, the cherry pink Port is light and shows red berry fruit. The sweetness is delicate rather than rich. In fact, Croft encourages you …

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Dominic Symington Single Harvest Tawnies 1940, 1963, 1994

Dominic Symington, Director, Symington Family Estates, with three of their Single Harvest tawnies. The wines are also used for blending into their other tawnies, including 40-Year-Old. As for Single Harvest, they are bottled individually by cask, each of which yield around 650 bottles. There were two casks of 1940 Single …

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Quinta do Noval

For us, it is at the heart of everything ‘Quinta do Noval is the only one, among the principal Port houses, where the name of the winery is the vineyard. The rest are named for their founders. The vineyard is at the heart of all that we do. For us, …

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Quinta da Romaniera 2016 & 2012

 Christian Seely, the Englishman who woke up a sleeping beauty, does the honours at Quinta da Romaneira. Quinta da Romaniera Douro 2016 Violets, rose petals, and blueberries on the nose and palate. The fruit is chaperoned by the loveliest tannins, so very well knitted into the fruit. Medium-plus-ish bodied. A …

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