Port

Barrel Roll

Sandeman extends its series of commemorative releases with a 50-year-old, single-cask port. Tawny ports—traditionally designated as 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-year-olds—are identified by the average age of the casks that compose the particular blend; thus, many of the finest tawnies hail from those houses with the largest and richest libraries. Founded in 1790, the house of […]

Messenger in a Bottle

Taylor Fladgate uncorks a vanished century with its latest release of tawny port. Typically, tawny ports reflect the average age of their blended wines, with 10, 20, 30, and 40 years being the standard figures. However, some tawnies possess such exceptional structure that they are held back and used sparingly to lend added depth to older […]

A Newer Look for Graham’s Older Tawnies

Life moves slowly along Portugal’s Douro River, but after more than 190 years, it’s time for a change at Symington Family Estates, which is owned and operated by the fifth-generation descendants of the founders. Specifically, it is the Symington’s flagship Graham’s brand and its 20-, 30-, and 40-year-old Tawny ports ($60, $130, and $190, respectively) […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: Primo Ports

The GIFT A four-day visit for three couples to Oporto, Portugal, hosted by the Fladgate Partnership.  A dinner featuring Taylor Fladgate vintage ports from 1924, 1928, 1935, 1963, 1977, and 1994; Vargellas Vinha Velha 2000 single quinta; and Taylor Fladgate Scion 155-year-old tawny. A bottle of each of the above vintages and two bottles of […]

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