Late 2019 portfest

A collection of tasting notes, including some of the best-value ports currently available in the UK.

A tasting of the more keenly priced offers of The Fladgate Partnership (Taylor's et al), the Symington family and Quinta do Noval was revealing. It seemed to me that the single-quinta vintage-dated wines are great buys, even if not all of those currently on the market are ready to drink, and all of them will reward keeping.

However, there is a big problem with these single-quinta, vintage-dated ports if our experience of trying to extract the corks  is anything to go by. Of the four bottles initially...

Autumn terraces at Quinta do Noval in the Douro valley