General characteristics of different shippers

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Tadhg555
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General characteristics of different shippers

Post by Tadhg555 » 22:42 Fri 29 Mar 2019

Apologies if this is a naive question, but I am just getting introduced to Port and was wondering if there are any unique characteristics common to particular shippers? (For example, Dow's is dry, Fonseca is fruity, Graham's is austere, etc.)

I understand that different vintages from the same shipper can differ greatly, but I was wondering if there are any common defining characteristics that you look for in a particular shipper, year to year.

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Re: General characteristics of different shippers

Post by AHB » 23:38 Fri 29 Mar 2019

I always and consistently find Warre to be beautifully balanced and very elegant, especially when mature.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: General characteristics of different shippers

Post by SushiNorth » 00:04 Sat 30 Mar 2019

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Re: General characteristics of different shippers

Post by Tadhg555 » 00:41 Sat 30 Mar 2019

SushiNorth wrote:
00:04 Sat 30 Mar 2019
Conveniently, a number of us have asked this exact question :)
I admit to laziness! Thanks for the links.