Tawny Port

Royal Oporto (Real Companhia Velha)

20 Year Old Tawny Porto

Always enjoy Port, lots of deep baked red fruit flavors. Cheers. — 7 days ago

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W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 2007

Now & Forever

07 Port Vintage has high expectations. Time to check in on my first Graham’s 375ml

DAY1
Served with the Vinloq System
👃Purple fruits. Hint of raisining
👅Sweet ripe plums & blackberries. Perfumed almonds, chocolate, vanilla, & 5 spice. Silky & creamy texture. Mod sweetness for a V.P. Finishes with eucalyptus. No heat

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my fridge with Vinloq

DAY10
Just as incredible as DAY1

DAY21
Complex. Beautiful. Balanced

So drinkable now. About as good as 14 yr old vintage port can taste. Every component in balance. Gentle tannins but nice grip and proper acidity. Fantastic over 3 weeks. Looking forward to tracking my remaining bottles of this over time 👍

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— 8 days ago

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Quinta do Noval

20 Tawny Port

20yo tawny blend. Paired with aged gouda. Will drink the 40yo in a few years — a month ago

Niepoort (Vinhos) S.A.

20 Year Old Tawny Porto

Body is surprising light. Sweet plummy notes that are pleasant but not overly cloying. Elegant port. — 6 minutes ago

Delaforce

His Eminence's Choice 10 Years Old Tawny Porto

Very nice. Not overly sweet. Good body. Lots of fruit, plus some spice. — 18 days ago

Taylor's

Vintage Port Blend 1977

This is alive but it’s a person you’re not sure you want to spend time with. The color is alive. Smoked paprika, char-cooked cherries, garringue, sweet spicy peppers. Not disappointed. The fun of auction. — 6 days ago

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Giant Steps

LDR Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah 2019

No formal notes. See previous notes for other vintages. Pretty consistent from year to year. Just designed to be smashable. The red fruits, strawberry and raspberry from the Pinot combined with the pepper, spice and herbs from the Syrah. Can’t see that further cellaring will improve it in any way. — 7 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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Yes Ron I’m sure people would think that, however it is quite an old blend favoured by Hunter Valley pioneer and legend, Maurice O’Shea who was making wines like this in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. I think Dr Bailey Carrodus at Yarra Yering might have tinkered with it as well.
Ming L

Ming L

I had the Levantine Hill Rubeus, a blend of CS, Shiraz, PN, and Merlot. Looking back at my note it was quite seamless as well. Admittedly I tried it totally out of curiosity, but I’m glad I did.
Bob McDonald

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Levantine Hill’s reputation is rising as a top quality producer. There is so much quality wine available at the moment in Australia.

Fonseca

Finest Vintage Port 1948

Tasted blind. Tawny color, translucent. Port nose. Notes of plum, spiced candy, cherries and some earth. Strong alcohol in the mouth. Guessed 45 Grahams Porto. — 14 days ago

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Doug Powers

Doug Powers

Wow @Mike Saviage, GREAT pull!Cheers!

Kopke

Fine White Porto

NV It is certain that the moment you taste, the people with who you taste, the atmosphere is important for your valuation. I never drink white port. Chilled port on a sunny Saturday afternoon with some ‘amuses’ I find incredibly enjoyable. And great value. Fine appetizer. — 7 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Agreed, I faintly enjoy white Port, but a Spring afternoon is the perfect companion.

Place of Changing Winds

Between Two Mountains Pinot Noir 2019

Thought this was a Burg in our blind, which just reiterates my belief that the Macedon’s the best cool-climate wine region in Australia! I am biased though, having spent a good two years working there. Absolutely love the area, people, and wines. JH’s note is pretty apt here: “From parcels planted at 12,000 and 14,500 vines per ha, clones of MV6, 777 and 667, wild-fermented with 50% whole bunches. Cleverly constituted, with lifted, fresh purple fruits, immaculate balance and harmony, the finish long and persistent. Ready when you are… drink to 2029” — 7 days ago

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