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  • Christmas Port.
  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Ok, so what’s good this year?  Last year was a Taylor’s 10yo Tawny which I liked a lot, but this year Sainsbury’s have an offer on Graham’s Malvados Vintage.  Worth pushing the boat out?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Aldi Maynard’s 30 year old port.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Warres 1983.

    Premier Icon juanking
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    See Aldi have their 40 year old port this year for £35, bargain. I’m treating myself to another Kopke Colheita 1979 because I’ve been a good boy.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    It’s amazing stuff Juan.

    Ooops! Yes 40 year old.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    3rd the Aldi/Maynard 40 year I’d you can get it, it’s bloody lovely.
    We’ve got a very nice Calum Colheita as well which is even better but for the money, the Aldi stuff is top class.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Which kind of port do you prefer? Tawny tastes quite different to vintage, for instance.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Either for me.  I’ve gone extravagant and whilst ordering A Taylors 10 Tawny, have sent Mrs K via Aldi today.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Hahaha! Nice one Kryton.

    Premier Icon csb
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    Warres Quinta da Cavadinha 1987 that needs drinking. Plus a Maynards pink porto from aldi that is a nice aperetif.

    Premier Icon jimdubleyou
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    If you’re drinking an older vintage it needs to be finished in 24-48 hours otherwise is starts to lose its character.

    You can generally leave a tawny or younger port for 4-6 weeks before you notice it going off if.

    This usually means we stick to buying tawny unless it’s for a special occasion and I know it will be drunk.

    Premier Icon MrSmith
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    Kopke Colheita 1979

    I’ll do something similar, always go for a Colheita as all the ageing is done by by the house/shipper as it’s bottled ready to drink and it will drink well for more than 48hours after opening.

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