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Porto Meneres

Porto Meneres
NV Fine Ruby, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Port Ruby/Vintage Character

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 19.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Porto Meneres
NV Fine Ruby, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Port Ruby/Vintage Character

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 19.5%
Dark dusty garnet color. Candied aromas of sugared plums, saddle blanket, fresh mint, and bergamot with a velvety, lively, sweet medium body and a smooth, complex, long sugared plum, tobacco leaves, damp earth, and chocolate covered goji berry finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A solid ruby port with tons of complexity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sugared plums, saddle blanket, fresh mint, and bergamot
Taste Flavor: sugared plum, tobacco leaves, damp earth, and chocolate covered goji berry
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Gorgonzola, Gorgonzola, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid ruby port with tons of complexity.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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Port Ruby-Vintage Character

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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.