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
84 points
$15.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of fruit cake, dried cranberry, and almond icing with a satiny, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length chocolate covered cherries and spearmint finish with light oak flavor. A light-on-its-feet port for Porto tonicos and more.
84 points $15.99