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Port, Sherry and Madeira Reviews

View from Quinta Santa Bárbara, a Poças property in the Douro Valley

Port, Sherry and Madeira are fortified wines traditionally from the Douro Valley, Portugal, Jerez, Spain, and the Portuguese island of Madeira. While Sherry is typically drunk as an aperitif before meals, Port is often served with dessert or cheese, and is known for its rich, sweet flavor and dense mouthfeel. We've tasted and rated the Top Ports, Sherries and Madeiras to take the guesswork out of your next purchase. Check out our Port, Sherry and Madeira features and reviews below!


Blandy's Sercial 5 Years Old works well as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fish
Blandy's Sercial 5 Years Old
The fortified wines of Madeira are deliberately cooked and oxidized, allowing them to withstand unfavorable maritime weather. Learn more about Blandy's Sercial 5 Years Old, a dry white Madeira.

Poças Ruby Porto is barrel-aged for three years
Poças Tawny Porto
A family-owned winery in Portugal's famed Douro Valley, Poças produces a number of inexpensive ports like this Tawny, which works well for everyday drinking.

Quinta de la Rosa Tonel Twelve '10 1/2 Yr Tawny' NV Port
A rich and intense port, it features dried fruit, fig and almond notes that would pair well with Gruyère or Manchego cheeses.
Quinta de la Rosa's vineyards climb steep, terraced hillsides in the Douro Valley

Wine label of V. Sattui 1998 Vintage Port, our wine of the week
V. Sattui 1998 Vintage Port
An intense blend of flavors includes blackberry, cherry, hints of espresso and chocolate syrup with a nice, acidic bite of orange. A fairly rich drink, this Port-style wine would pair nicely with simple desserts.

Port Pairings
Do you have a great bottle of Port? Wondering what food would make a great accompaniment? Check out these suggestions.

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Try a Port with cheese

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