A Port in a storm

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en primeur en primeur en primeur châteaux Speak­ing of buck­ing trends, lay­ing down Port may sound de­cid­edly last cen­tury, but vin­tage Port, the long­est-lived of great wines, is bet­ter made and bet­ter value than ever and un­der­priced com­pared to top claret or bur­gundy. The last two gen­er­ally de­clared vin­tages, 2007 and 2011, were among the most aro­mat­i­cally in­tense and beau­ti­ful ever seen in the Douro. Do buy a case or two of Gra­ham, Tay­lor, Fon­seca, Warre or Niepoort for your chil­dren, grand­chil­dren or god­chil­dren—or even for your­self, if you think you’ll still be around in 2035.

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