Category Archives: Port

Taylor’s Port, vintages from 1863 to 2011

Taylor’s is one of the most known and best Port wine houses, in particular when it comes to Vintage Port. Their style is on the powerful and spicy side, often with rather prominent tannins when the wines are young, and they … Continue reading

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Tawny Port tasting with AuZone

A recurring December in the wine tasting club AuZone is a Port tasting arranged by our member MW. This time around, the theme was Tawny Port, i.e., the more light-coloured Ports that get their character through a longer and oxidative treatment … Continue reading

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Tasting of mixed new releases with a few heavy-duty Super Tuscans included

Earlier in December I tasted a selection of recent releases on the Swedish market. This type of “purchase a ticket and taste the wines at your own pace”-tasting is arranged a number of times per year by a Munskänkarna, a … Continue reading

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Fine wine BYO with some interesting coincidences

Earlier this summer there was again a fine wine-oriented BYO pulled together via a forum called As usual some truly high-class wines, but unlike some of the earlier editions, Champagne made up less than half the wines, and there … Continue reading

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Taylor’s Port

Taylor’s – or Taylor Fladgate which is what the logotype on their labels actually says – is one of the most notable Port companies. Taylor’s counts as one of the best, and their style is characterised by good concentration and wines … Continue reading

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Mixed reds and fortifieds served blind

The course-intensive Swedish wine tasting association Munskänkarna only arranges tests at the highest level (“level 3”, should roughly corresond to WSET Diploma level) every second year – typically theoretical test in November of even-numbered years followed by a practical test … Continue reading

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