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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!


Quinta de la Rosa's vineyards climb steep, terraced hillsides in the Douro Valley
Quinta de la Rosa Vintage 2009 Port
Aged in oak for 18 months before bottling, this robust and ripe port boasts complex black cherry and cedar notes and a long, smooth finish. 5,000 bottles produced.

Blandy's Verdelho 5 Years Old works well as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fish
Blandy's Verdelho 5 Years Old
Golden-colored and full-bodied, it features a raisiny nose and fig, cedar and spice notes on the palate. Learn more about Blandy's Verdelho 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.

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.

Try a Port with cheese

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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