Ports old and new

port lodge roofs

A seasonal treat luxuriated in … and notes from a long conversation with the man responsible for a heck of a lot of port, and hotel rooms. Above, port lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Jancis writes The 77 tasting notes below are a combination of what Tom Parker MW tasted at this year’s BFT tasting of fortified wines in London, and ports – mainly the new 2020s – sent to Julia, as well what I have tasted in the run-up to Christmas. These were such ports as were shown at retailers’ tastings, massively supplemented by what I tasted at...