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Time for Port Wine

By Our Wine Guys, December 18, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Our Wine Guys
Portly-Gentleman-Wine

Holiday time is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious port wine! Port wine is a "sipper" kind of wine - it slowly warms your spirit and soul while you mingle and enjoy time with family and friends.

We brought in this delightful port wine called "The Portly Gentleman" from Buller Wines, a fourth-generation Australian winery. Made in the style of a Tawny port, this wine comes from Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet grapes. It is oak-cask aged for three to five years, which gives it a beautiful almost Burgundy pale red color. With a bouquet of liquored berry fruits and flavors of strawberry and cherry syrup, it is delicious as an after dinner drink on its own or as an accompaniment for dessert. We love port wine with chocolate and this wine pairs deliciously with bittersweet Belgian chocolate.

Another part of this port wine that we love is its price tag. You will warm someone's heart (and palate) if you show up with a bottle of "The Portly Gentleman" at your next holiday party. And you may as well pick up a few bottles so you can keep at least one for yourself - who said gifting was only for others? The time seems just about right for a little gift from you to you!

 

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RICHARD SPRING says ...
AS A WINE COLLECTGR WITH OVER 1000 BOTTLES, AND MANY AGED PORTS, THE PORTLY GENTLEMEN RANKS AMONG THE BEST OF THE BEST I PLAN TO BUY SEVERAL MORE BOTTLES TOMORROW AND HAVE TOLD MY WINE FRIENDS - THE LINE MAY BE AROUND THE BLOCK MANY, MANY THANKS RICHARD
01/03/2010 7:22:42 PM CST
George says ...
Shouldn't you be referring to this as a "port-like wine" rather than as a "port wine"? Since port by definition comes from the Douro in Portugal. Also, in the same way that we no longer throw the word Champagne around for generic sparkling wine. Even the winery in question, Buller Wines of Oz, while obviously playing on the name, labels this a "Dessert Wine".
08/19/2010 2:38:43 AM CDT
Joe Peach says ...
My, my, what a beautiful Australian Port (I know, Real Port is from somewhere else, get over it!). This "BARGAIN" sells for under $14 in Pennsylvania. I have only found a few at this price rage that competes with the best! Yulumba Clock Tower was one. Do yourself a favor and buy a case or two, it will never disappoint you. I give it a 91+!!!!
03/21/2011 3:06:46 PM CDT
Glenn says ...
But.... it is NOT a Port
05/05/2013 6:39:07 AM CDT