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Port

Postby Pist n broke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:01 pm

I'm really enjoy a port... Noticed that there is port essence available.... Anyone tried it ? Cannot find any reviews on the et for it..... Share your experiences....
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Re: Port

Postby scythe » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:25 pm

Isn't port (or tawney) just wine with neutral added to up the abv and then aged for longer in a barrel before botteling?

Probably only as good as other escenses and never as good as oaking it yourself.
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Re: Port

Postby EziTasting » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:35 pm

scythe wrote:Isn't port (or tawney) just wine with neutral added to up the abv and then aged for longer in a barrel before botteling?

Probably only as good as other escenses and never as good as oaking it yourself.


I couldn't remember exactly how they do it - recall something about it being a "fortified" wine. Did't think it was neutral that they used, I thought it was a brandy of a particular wine/grape variety...
Either way, it's close but not really the same.
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Re: Port

Postby orcy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:00 pm

I always assumed it would be brandy, but i guess its whatever the winery wants to use. They are allowed to produce spirits for fortification excise free, and they are all set up to ferment grapes, so it would make sense to make spirit from wine.
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Re: Port

Postby Professor Green » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:20 pm

orcy is pretty much on the money; port is fortified with Neutral Grape Spirit.

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Re: Port

Postby warramungas » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:12 pm

The good ones use good brandy. Tawny port is port that's also spent some time on oak.
I lurve port! :))
I have some fantastic bottles but I can never bring myself to open them. Polished off a nice bottle of 1976 Yalumba that had a leaking cork last night. It had aged beautifully.
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Re: Port

Postby warramungas » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:21 pm

Pist n broke wrote:I'm really enjoy a port... Noticed that there is port essence available.... Anyone tried it ? Cannot find any reviews on the et for it..... Share your experiences....


Back on topic. If you love a nice bottle of port I wouldn't bother with an essence. Look how badly they replicate spirits!
Ports need love and time from suitable grapes to ferment and be bottled as 'full bodied' ports. I doubt an essence can replicate this.
I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it if you decide to try though.
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Re: Port

Postby Aussiedownunder01 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:02 am

My port is 20 years old :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Port

Postby warramungas » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:14 am

I tried barrels and after a few years it came out like golden syrup.
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Re: Port

Postby Pist n broke » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:01 pm

Bloody hell.. Don't want to wait for years... I could be dead then.... I want it now.... Suppose might have to buy it
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Re: Port

Postby wynnum1 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:55 am

What do they call port now they have restricted the use of the name .
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Re: Port

Postby Aussiedownunder01 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:25 am

Tawney
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Re: Port

Postby warramungas » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:32 am

I heard something about that but port still gets used by a lot of the wineries. For those that dont they call em fortified wine.
Most Portugese ports I've tried seem closer to a muscat so not sure what they're whinging about.
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Re: Port

Postby Woodsy71 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:05 am

I'm not a port drinker these days, however I worked with a bloke a few years ago that would buy mid priced port and store it in a barrel. Just topped it up when needed. He seemed to think a few months in the barrel improved the product.
Anything but an essence would be my vote :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Port

Postby Aussiedownunder01 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:25 am

Aussiedownunder01 wrote:My port is 20 years old :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Had a visit from a mate yesterday gave him a sample of the port then he said i have exactly the same barrel not being used will bring it down next time :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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