About Port Ruby-Vintage Character

About Port Ruby-Vintage Character
Vintage Character port, from Portugal, is a style of ruby port that is of slightly higher quality than a standard ruby port. The quality differences come from additional aging before release as well as a blend of better ruby ports. A vintage character port is not from one vintage, so it is a bit of a misnomer. However, putting the word vintage in the title is a clever marketing technique to get the consumer to believe he is getting something quite distinctive. That aside, the best vintage character ports are elegant, medium-bodied and offer good value and are fine sipped after dinner on their own or with blue cheeses.

Top Picks for Port Ruby-Vintage Character

Porto Meneres NV Porto Fine Ruby Douro
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas of rum soaked blueberries, dark chocolate genache, dried cranberry, and baking spices with a thick, bright, very sweet full body and a peppery, medium-length molasses, salted mixed nuts, savory herbs, and cumin finish with dusty, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A solid port choice for a casual after-dinner indulgence.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy