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Quinta do Noval Vintage Porto

2012 / 750 ml.

Item #: 79920

WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2014
The dark, almost black color and the wonderful violet aromas set the scene for this complex, dense and textured wine. It has a touch of spice, along with the rich plum and dark berry fruits. While it is rich, it is also a dry style of Vintage, bringing out structure as much as opulence. Drink from 2030.
RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 3rd Mar 2016
The 2012 Vintage Port is revisited for a checkup. This is a blend of Touriga Nacional 70%, Touriga Franca 25 % and Tinto Cão 5%, which was aged for 18 months in wood and comes in with just 89 grams per liter of residual sugar. This has become more intense and more impressive, closing down a bit since I first saw it. It may not have quite the underlying concentration and focus of the 2011 (also reviewed), but it is a much fresher and more lifted Port, with fine fruit front-and-center. It simply seems more invigorating, more gloriously alive. I wouldn’t be surprised if many like it better right now than the 2011 — although that won’t likely be the answer 25 years from now. It otherwise retains the style of all of Noval’s wines here — elegant in the mid-palate, more focused on aging than lushness and sweetness. It certainly seems quite brilliant for the year. Originally, I was afraid I might have overrated it as it was so exuberant and showed so well nearer to release. Now, I’d be more likely to question whether I’m underrating it. It’s never as obvious as some Big Boys and it probably is the third of the 2011-2012-2013 trilogy from Noval this issue (only by a hair), but it has its own virtues and plenty of them.
SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 27, 2018
A grippy style, with lots of tobacco and charcoal notes coursing along the edges of the core of plum, black currant and fig paste flavors. Slightly chunky in feel, but the power and depth is there, revealing a swath of warm ganache on the finish.—Non-blind Quinta do Noval vertical (May 2018). Best from 2025 through 2040. 1,000 cases made, 250 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Apr 2015
The 2012 Vintage Port was bottled in July of 2014. A blend of 70% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca; 5% Tinto Cão, it was aged for 18 months in wood and comes in at 102.5 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is going to be a sentimental favorite for a lot of consumers, although few will call it truly great. A big mouthful on first taste compared to most 2012s, it assaults the palate with delectable fruit. It’s not only tasty, though — it is astonishingly fresh and lifted, a creature of this vintage. Beautifully balanced and never seeming heavy, it manages to project power and grip on the finish while not searing the palate with tannins — relatively speaking, of course. (This IS young Port.) Tasted next to a group of other 2012 Ports, this wasn’t particularly more concentrated, but it was more expressive, better balanced and more vibrant. Coming back to it the next day showed what it does best: being rather invigorating and sometimes downright exciting in its freshness. The fruit finishes with crispness and vibrancy. It is exactly the profile I would expect from a good performance in a vintage like 2012 — a year that favored fresh, elegant wines with good acidity rather than deep and rich powerhouses. By Day 4, it was sensationally delicious, but certainly not the most powerful or concentrated Noval ever — and it had fleshed out a bit even so. By Day 5, it seemed like ready-to-roll, drink-me-now Port. You’d still be well-advised to cellar it a bit. There were 1,000 cases produced.

Portugal | Douro

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Fonseca 20 Year Old Aged Tawny Port

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 79977

SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2012
Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported.
SP92+9291 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2023
A gentle style, with hints of praline and hazelnut mixed with lightly mulled peach and white cherry fruit. Reveals a wood spice twinge on the finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
RP9292 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Dec 2015
The NV 20 Year Old Tawny was bottled with a bar top cork in 2013. It comes in at 111.6 grams per liter of residual sugar. A big mouthful, this is a 20 that first coats the palate and then ends with silky texture and concentrated flavor. Very graceful, it is not as impressive in terms of mid-palate density, but it is more than respectable. It shows fine complexity, appropriate to its age category. The finish seals the deal, more lingering and gripping than I expected from the first taste. It is another delicious Tawny from the Taylor Fladgate group this issue, so dig in.

Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Fonseca Vintage Porto

2016 / 375 ml.

Item #: 88787

JS9898 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot stones. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful with fantastic grip and intensity. Grabs you. Impressive. Drink in 2025.
SP9797 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2018
This leads in with bramble, spearmint and blueberry notes, with the energy extending through the core of dark plum, blackberry and fig fruit. The finish features a strong graphite spine, allowing this to draw deep water, but this remains stylish in feel overall. The definition of suave. Best from 2030 through 2055. 4,900 cases made, 1,100 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
WE9797 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2018
This bottling brings together a fine structure with great fruit to give a luscious wine that is also destined for long-term aging. With its ripe berry flavors sustained by some acidity, this is already balanced. Drink from 2028.
RP96+96–98 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Jul 2018
The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend that was not quite bottled when seen (set for a week later), but it was the final blend. It was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 99 grams of residual sugar. This Fonseca is remarkably expressive, lifted and gloriously fresh. It has good concentration but some years have had more and seemed sexier. However, the most notable feature is the structure. It is very impressive in structure, that classic Port power and firmness coming to the fore and overshadowing the rest at the moment. This is very tight and very unevolved. Don’t even think of buying it if you aren’t prepared to cellar it. The 2030 start date that I have will not be even close to late enough if you want harmony and complexity. To me, this is the best of the three 2016s from the Fladgate Group this issue (Croft and Taylor being the other two), thanks to its pure intensity, but time will tell if it becomes as sexy as I’m sure Taylor’s will be. In the meanwhile, Fonseca looks like one of the greats of this vintage.
VN9696 pts. - Vinous - Jun 2018
The 2016 Fonseca Vintage Port began to be picked on 21 September at their Panascal vineyard, their Quinta do Cruzeira vineyard not picked until 6 October. It is deep, almost inky in colour. The bouquet is very intense with luscious black fruit laced with embers, clove and hints of bay leaf. There is wonderful purity here and a broodiness that suggests you’d better be patient. The palate is sweet and lively on the entry with some gorgeous ginger and curry leaf notes littered over the compact black fruit. There is wonderful density to this Fonseca. It is like a coiled spring with so much energy towards the finish that you just know this will be a long-term prospect. Superb. Production is 4,900 cases.

Portugal | Douro | Porto

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JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, December 15, 2023
A gorgeous 20-year-old with dried berries, light chocolate and nuts. Hints of honey. Medium body. Medium sweet. Flavorful finish yet light toffee and caramel at the end. Drink now.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2014
Rich, with a spicy nose, this offers flavors of fig, dried apricot, mango and ginger. Complex and elegant, delivering concentrated crème brûlée and tropical fruit notes that linger on the vibrant and buttery finish. Drink now.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2023
Lovely, with a mix of persimmon, white peach, hazelnut, green tea and singed alder notes all moving together in streamlined harmony. The long, elegant finish has nice latent energy. Drink now. 8,000 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 8/1/2006
Although this famous name has produced quite a light 20-year-old, that lightness is more than made up for by the beautiful, smooth flavors, the taste of lemon jelly, dried apricots and peaches, and fine, fresh acidity.

Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Wine Spec. Top 100 - 2023 | #76

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Dow’s Old Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 2695

WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2019
This is a wonderful wood-aged, mature Port full of the classic old gold flavors and intense acidity over a dry texture that is a signature of this producer. The wine is impressive, balanced and ready to drink.
SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Apr 30, 2019
A juicy, up-front style, with hazelnut, raisin, cinnamon and dried cherry notes that are flattering through the gently sweet finish. Drink now. 4,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Apr 2019
The NV 20 Year Old Tawny Port is a field blend coming in with 126 grams of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. It was bottled in 2018. Dry and stern — this is the style you’d expect from the comments in the accompanying producer note — this shows off some wood, plus very fine concentration and power for the level. This is not always an open and friendly 20, though. The 30, actually, seems far livelier and more expressive (although woodier and more mature, to be sure). This 20 is one that intends to grab your palate and not let go. Some sweetness and a touch of spice around the edges redeem it. That counters the power and woody demeanor. It drank particularly well a couple of days later. On many levels, this is impressive for its age. It works well overall in its style.
WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2004
Have a cigar. It’s the right match for this very British, old-school Port. The warm, peppery alcohol seems to ask for it, while the orange zest and walnut flavors will taste refreshing aginst the tobacco smoke. This has a clarity and crispness to keep its fat texture buttoned up.
ST9090 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar - Mar/Apr 1998
Complex aromas of toffee, roasted nuts, lead pencil, orange peel and caraway seed. Intensely flavored fruit is silky but nicely delineated; offers a fresh flavor of orange peel. Not at all thick, but brisk and vibrant. Finishes clean and long, with hints of smoked nuts and marzipan. This has far stronger material than the 10-Year-Old, which seemed clumsy and dull in comparison.

Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Poças 30 Years Old Tawny Porto

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 88651

SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jan 12, 2017
An inviting style, with mocha, toasted peanut and sesame, toffee and salted caramel notes mixed together, backed by a fresh streak of bergamot on the finish for length and cut. Drink now. 780 cases made, 180 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

Portugal | Douro | Porto

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Quinta Vale D. Maria Vintage Port

2017 / 750 ml.

Item #: 98480

SP9696 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2019
Intense, featuring an energetic core of black Mission fig, açaí berry and blackberry fruit, all entwined with strands of licorice snap, singed alder, tar and cassis bush. The finish crackles with life, as the grip is substantial but supported as much by acidity as tannins, giving this a freshness that pierces through the dark fruit profile. Best from 2035 through 2055. 498 cases made. (James Molesworth)
RP94+94+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Feb 2020
The 2017 Vintage Port Vale d. Maria is a field blend from various vines ranging from 30 to 80 years in age. It was aged for six months in stainless steel and 14 months in old wood. It comes in with 101 grams of sugar. This was originally seen as a tank sample just before bottling in June 2019. It starts off with an inky black color that seems to suggest that it is the pure essence of fruit—and that is exactly how it tastes. The signature here is always going to be the intense fruit flavor, but all of that sexy fruit is nicely lifted on the finish. It’s laced with blackberries and cherries, and it just tastes great. The mid-palate is on the elegant side, showing average depth. This shows finesse more than jamminess, as did the 2016. The tannins are moderate too, although there certainly are some, and this shows far more power with aeration after a soft beginning. There is eventually a lot of pop. (I won’t be surprised if this closes down.) The finish is juicy and chock-full of flavor. It is sort of accessible now, but that is not going to last. This looks much more promising (and certainly sexier) than it did when I saw it in Porto. It may yet equal the astringent 2016, or surpass it. This seems to have better fruit, but the 2016 has plenty of bragging points, including its power and precision. Of course, as I said the last time, the balance with this 2017 might just be different—with the big fruit more easily matching the tannins and making it seem a bit less rustic. This certainly continued to show well over the course of a week. (And it needed some time, as its opening was not that impressive.) It will be interesting to see what happens when the intensity of fruit flavor fades here. Still, it seems increasingly special. Whether I just underrated it on the first look (mea culpa) or it is in a better place now, or both, it deserves an uptick. It should improve in the future. There were 6,500 bottles produced, plus 150 magnums. (Mark Squires)
WE9494 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2019
Richly structured, this opulent wine has powerful tannins as well as fresher black fruits. It is dense and finely perfumed with some sweetness as well as a drier core of tannins. The wine is set for long-term aging. (Roger Voss)
WS9393 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 12/21
The tannins feel supple and succulent in this wine from the Rio Torto, south across the river from Pinhão and into the hills. They still have their youthful intensity, adding a fire-roasted character to the deep well of sweet black cherry flavor. Then those tannins last on smoky schist notes, the finish clean and tight. This needs ten years or more to begin to open.

Portugal | Douro

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Graham’s Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years

NV / 750 ml.

Item #: 61031

WS9393 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 12/21
Earthy rather than fruity, this is all about umami, its cool cellar tones layering dark mushroom and savory black bean flavors over papaya. It lasts with intriguing complexity that would work with a range of umami-rich foods, like seafood in an XO sauce.
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2018
Lovely, with date and persimmon notes that are melded seamlessly, picking up light bitter orange, ginger and green tea accents along the way. Echoes of sweet golden raisin and hazelnut linger on the finish, which is polished and long. A beauty. Drink now. 15,000 cases made, 4,800 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2013
A complex and full-bore tawny, with deep, intense flavors of orange cream, glazed apricot, baked peach and roasted pineapple that are balanced by concentrated chocolate and toffee notes. The bright finish is filled with spice and supported by fresh acidity. Drink now. 25,000 cases made.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 8/1/2006
This is a hugely dry, burnt style, very concentrated. The licorice and bitter coffee flavors are dense, layered and well balanced with the acidity. A serious wine that demands attention.
WS8686 pts. - Wine & Spirits - April 1, 2000
Buttery, caramel flan flavors enrich this mature, toasty tawny. It finishes warm, with a silky custard softness rather than grip. Serve with a walnut or almond tart.

Portugal | Douro

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Explore Top Port Wines For Under $75

Why Choose Port Wines?

Port wines come from the beautiful areas of Douro and Porto in Portugal. These fortified wines are known for their strong, sweet tastes with hints of chocolate, berry, and spice. Popular brands like Quinta do Noval, Fonseca, and Taylor Fladgate offer high-quality Ports for under $75. Each bottle gives you a chance to enjoy rich, deep flavors, perfect for drinking with desserts or by itself. Our selection lets you enjoy the best of these wines, which are made using traditions that have lasted for centuries, all at a great price.

Tips for Enjoying Your Port Wine

To enhance your experience with port wine, serve it slightly cooler than room temperature, at about 60°F to 65°F. This temperature brings out the rich flavors and aromas. Port wine goes well with many cheeses, especially blue cheese and aged cheddars, or with sweet desserts like chocolate truffles or creamy custards. For a simple and indulgent treat, enjoy your port with salted nuts or a slice of dark chocolate cake. Each sip offers a delightful taste experience, perfect for relaxing in the evening.

Frequently Asked Questions About Port Wines Under $75

Can I find a good port wine under $75?

Absolutely! Port wine, typically known for its rich, sweet taste, can be found in excellent quality even under $75. Our selection includes a variety of port wines that deliver robust flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and spices without breaking the bank. Each bottle is chosen to ensure you enjoy a luxurious experience at a reasonable price.

How does the flavor profile of port wine under $75 compare to more expensive port wines?

While pricier port wines may offer a bit more complexity and a longer finish, our under $75 range still provides a delightful tasting experience. These ports often feature vibrant fruit flavors, well-integrated with notes of vanilla and cinnamon, making them both rich and accessible. They are perfect for both new enthusiasts and seasoned palates.

Are there any highly rated port wines available for under $75?

Yes, there are! Some port wines priced under $75 have earned high ratings for their exceptional quality and value. These ports are celebrated for their depth and balance, offering a taste comparable to higher-end ports. Our collection includes highly praised selections that are sure to impress at any gathering.