Port Types Compared

Taylor Fladgate, Porto, Late Bottle Vintage 2000
Porty and pruny with a noticable sense of the fortifying spirit – true to type and sometimes the wine seems to have the alcohol integrated even better than usual. Bottled in 2006 in Oporto, by Taylor across in Vila Nova De Gaia. 20% $17.99 at Bottle Barn

Fonseca, Porto, 10 Year Old Tawny
My notes over the years show a consistent them of sweetness and creme caramel – delicious and nutty with noticeable warmth. This wine was aged in small casks in Vila Nova de Gaia.

When this post was first entered, the sample tasted was bottled in 2007. In November of ’08, the sample we tasted was correspondingly bottled in ’08. In March 2010 the sample tasted was bottled in 2009.

Manoel Pedro Guimaraens founded the winery in 1822. It is now run by the same family that oversees Taylor Fladgate. Bottled in Oporto by Fonseca Guimaraens 20% $26.99 at Bottle Barn

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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