Monday, December 14, 2009

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Vintage Port 2000

I bought this a couple of weeks ago when it was £5 off (£14.99 from £19.99). I thought it was a decent price for a vintage port - although it's something I know next to nothing about. It's now going for £9.99 which is incredibly good value.

This port is quite good actually. It's a bit raisiny, but it's also complex and powerful. My friend who I was drinking it with remarked that it tasted different every time he took a sip - a good indicator of a wine's complexity. Like I said I'm not that experienced with vintage port, but I found this impressive, unlike 'normal' port or LBV, which I usually find underwhelming.

I reckon it's still quite young - it has a youthful acid core. Maybe another 10 years?

Also - apologies for not identifying the producer, I left the bottle at a friend's house. Will update with more info soon.

UPDATE: This port is what used to be called Martinez Quinta Da Eira Velha Vintage port. Martinez was acquired by Symington in 2006.

Taste the Difference Vintage Port 2000
Douro, Portugal
£9.99 (£19.99)

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