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dougsbrew

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Winter is approaching, port is back on the drinks menu.
Port drinkers, whats your favorite?
 

barls

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favourate atm is debortili black.
but the constant in my house is grant burge tawny bought direct.
 

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I find Galwey Pipe a nice drop.
 

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Unless it's from Oporto in Portugal it can no longer be called port. Even the good old Penfolds Club now has to be called "Tawny" which sounds like a 1970s porn actress.
 

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'We' can call it whatever we want, as long as producers in Australia and elsewhere don't print 'port' on the lable.

same as masses of people in Australia seem to call sparkling wine 'champagne' without it saying that on the label.


EDIT: We always have a bottle of 'Swan Valley Wines Tawny Port' on the kitchen bench for cooking and night caps. Not particularly outstanding but it came fairly cheap and by the box. Think we're on the second last bottle though, so a wine holiday over in Margaret River is on the cards.
 

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You'll be hard pressed to find a decent port at Dans.. Although the one at the gabba has started stocking the Stanton and Kaleen range which are a great drop.
 

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I have dratons old tawny in the barrel at the moment. When that's finished might poor in some tokay

I buy it in bulk $155 for 25 liters and 15 bucks for the cube
 

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Anything from rutherglen. Chambers is a fav as is stanton and killeen. Im thinking I might finally open a bottle of their vintage 1980 port this year.
 

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The Buller "Fine Old" range is great and incredible value for money. Tawny, Tokay and Muscat. The muscat totally rocks. No affiliation.
 

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Mc Williams or Dr Jurds. Basically anything that comes in 2L flagons or goon will do.

Really takes me back to the epoch of teenage projectile vomiting.
 

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Used to drink a lot of Grant Burge. Van Gent in Mudgee also did a really nice vintage port that I used to hit pretty hard as well.

Since I found single malts though, port has dropped off my radar. I'm finding it too sweet these days.
 

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My mrs gave me a 5L port (re: tawny :ph34r: ) barrel for xmas a couple of years ago.

We have just been putting in some reasonably priced cask port and letting it sit in the barrel. its amazing what at least 6 months in the barrel can do. Every so often we'll top it up with some of our top shelf ports (can't think of the names at the moment) but in all honesty, the flavours that develop from cheap-ish port in the barrel really are incredible. We had a blind tasting with some family members about 6 months ago with 4 ports. 2 top shelf, 1 cheap-ish port un-barreled (for lack of a better term), and 1 barreled.

The barreled won hands down.
 

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I'll cop a heap of flack for this and will state I have had the pleasure of trying some very expensive ports over the years plus the standards like Galwey Pipe, Grandfathers and Great Grandfathers. Now here goes....................for taste and value for money the old Penfolds Club is not a bad drop. For Tokay................anything from Rutherglen.
 

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Galway Pipe is a good one.

I just picked up a bottle of port from Portugal, can't remember what it was called though.
It's nice, very smooth but almost lacks a little something.
 

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sponge said:
My mrs gave me a 5L port (re: tawny :ph34r: ) barrel for xmas a couple of years ago.

We have just been putting in some reasonably priced cask port and letting it sit in the barrel. its amazing what at least 6 months in the barrel can do. Every so often we'll top it up with some of our top shelf ports (can't think of the names at the moment) but in all honesty, the flavours that develop from cheap-ish port in the barrel really are incredible. We had a blind tasting with some family members about 6 months ago with 4 ports. 2 top shelf, 1 cheap-ish port un-barreled (for lack of a better term), and 1 barreled.

The barreled won hands down.
A mate did pretty much the same thing, with the same result. Wound up delicious.
I tried to score it off him when he moved house with the idea of doing a cherry kreik or something but he sold it at a bloody garage sale.



mikec said:
Galway Pipe is a good one.
Pretty much my default fathers day present. He never complains.
 

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GuyQLD said:
You'll be hard pressed to find a decent port at Dans.. Although the one at the gabba has started stocking the Stanton and Kaleen range which are a great drop.
this ones reasonable
Grant Burge Aged Tawny

these are lovely
Penfolds Grandfather Tawny

Saltram Mr Pickwick's Particular Tawny

De Bortoli Old Boys Barrel Aged 21 Year Old Tawny 500mL
Seppeltsfield Para 21 Year Old Tawny

Grant Burge 20 Year Old Tawny


Buller Fine Old Tawny

Peter Lehmann The King Vintage


seems you havent been looking there mate

also this is the best in the world, not just my opinion but actually rated that highly
http://www.grantburgewines.com.au/wine/fortified-wines-age-unknown-liqueur-muscat-non-vintage/
 

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sponge said:
My mrs gave me a 5L port (re: tawny :ph34r: ) barrel for xmas a couple of years ago.

We have just been putting in some reasonably priced cask port and letting it sit in the barrel. its amazing what at least 6 months in the barrel can do. Every so often we'll top it up with some of our top shelf ports (can't think of the names at the moment) but in all honesty, the flavours that develop from cheap-ish port in the barrel really are incredible. We had a blind tasting with some family members about 6 months ago with 4 ports. 2 top shelf, 1 cheap-ish port un-barreled (for lack of a better term), and 1 barreled.

The barreled won hands down.
same, myself and two mates went thirds in a 100L barrel. we take off 20% each year (20 litres split between three ppl) then we top it up with another 20L if something different. each year is different to the one before and every year we have never been dissapointed.
 

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The Penfolds ports are pretty good I think. Just the job on a camping trip around the fire after a few beers and a rotisseried animal.

I treated myself to a Dandelion's 'Legacy of the Barossa 30 Year Old Pedro Ximenez' a while back. Not opened it yet though.

PX is like drinking Christmas cake...sooo good. It'll all come out in December, along with various meads I've brewed/collected.

Wish I'd though of port when that 100L barrel bulk buy was on a while back!
Most wineries sell their regular port dirt cheap, and you'd get more discount I'm sure if you bought 100 litres.
 

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