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Port [Moved from Spirits Board]


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Port [Moved from Spirits Board]

puppymomma | Apr 29, 2007 11:33 AM

Last year, my hubby and I went out to eat and ordered a port for dessert. It was my birthday and we went all out. It was $15 a glass. I had never in my life had port, but had a feeling I needed to try it.

We were at the Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton, MA. They served us a Sandeman's 20-year (tawny) port. It was awesome and I was totally impressed. I had to have a bottle. My husband was out running errands and he bought me a bottle of 20-year port while he was at the liquer store.

The one he bought was Warre's Ultima 20 year tawny. Well, I really didn't like it. I thought to myself, was i just drunk and didn't notice that it's not my thing?

I decided to give port another try. For Christmas, the family does a gift grab, and I was asked what I wanted. I asked for booze and chocolate. I told her I wanted the Sandeman's 20 year. She got it for me. I opened it last night at a friend's house.

Instant love all over again. Here's the 2 ports

Warre's Ultima 20 year tawny
Sandeman's 20 year tawny

I hate one, and love the other. Who knew they could be so different?

What are the ports you like? If you like the Sandeman's 20 year tawny, is there a comperable one (similar taste) that's not so expensive?

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