Wine Wednesday: Blockbuster Port anyone?

This never-ending winter calls us to bring out the big guns. When it is snowing, sleeting, hailing, and whatever other fury Mother Nature is flinging, that's the signal to pull out a vintage port, and yank up the blankets.

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2011 Graham's Vintage Port: This stunner gets a whopping 95-97 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, a 96 from James Suckling, and another 96 from Wine Enthusiast. Comprised of a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional, 31% Touriga Franca, 6% Sousao, & 23% mixture of old vines.

My take? If you can't hold out (and I know it's tough!), it's sweet and welcoming now with preserves of black cherry, blackberry, & plum, spread on sweet tobacco leaves, licorice whips, & spice. But it has the bones & structure built for the long haul. Enjoyable for years to come. Hold out if you can!

Posted on February 12, 2014 .