My spouse occasions a port in the mid evening and I have now started buying a price range of Ports attempting to narrow on a preference. One conclusion so far is price brings a more elegant and enjoyable sipper, as shown by the ranking below.
The comments are hers for this initial selection of four.
RANKING & SHORT NOTES:
1. GRAHAM'S 20 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT NV, Portugal, 20.0% S 115g/L, #620641 (500 mL) $36.95 CS
A General listing. Notes: "Richer, has an edge, deep nose!"
2. GRAHAM'S 10 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT NV, Portugal, 20.0% S 118g/L, #206508 $27.95
A General listing. Notes: "Tad lighter, aromatic, Quite like!"
3. POÇAS SPECIAL RESERVE TAWNY PORT NV, Douro, Portugal, 20.0% S 106g/L. #286229 $15.95 CS
Released by Vintages on October 13, 2012 and rated 88 by Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (March 2010). My notes: "less aromatic, viscous, sweet!"
4. OFFLEY LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE 'LBV' PORTO 2007, Douro, Portugal, 20.5% S 104g/L, #070086 $19.95 CS
Released by Vintages on December 8, 2012. My notes: "Flatter, not 'nosey', fruity"