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Porto Meneres

Porto Meneres
NV Porto Fine Ruby, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Port Ruby/Vintage Character

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 19.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Porto Meneres
NV Porto Fine Ruby, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Port Ruby/Vintage Character

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 19.5%
Dusty ruby color. Fruity aromas of rum soaked blueberries, dark chocolate ganache, 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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: rum soaked blueberries, dark chocolate genache, dried cranberry, and baking spices
Taste Flavor: molasses, salted mixed nuts, savory herbs, and cumin
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Plum Tartlet, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid port choice for a casual after-dinner indulgence.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
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Bend, OR 97703
USA
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Port Ruby-Vintage Character

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
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.