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The Date and Time: Friday, November 25, 2011 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The Event: a tasting of ports assembled for the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada by Sadie Darby.
The Venue: LCBO Scrivener Square
The Target Audience: WWCC members.
The Availability/Catalogue: most ports were available at the LCBO or by special order.
The Wines: I did not taste all the ports, just the tawnies and vintaged.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Borges Roncao 20 Years Tawny, $58.75 (JMV Food Service)
-Borges Vintage Port 2003, $49.95 JMV Food Service) private order
-Taylor Century of Port (4 x 375 mL): 40, 30, 20, 10 year old Port, in a wooden box. +601419, $278.95 Vintages
-Taylor 20 Year Old Tawny Port 375 mL
-Taylor 30 Year Old Tawny Port 750 mL, $183.95 +540252 Vintages
-Taylor 40 Year Old Tawny Port 750 mL, $238.95 +540260 Vintages
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Borges Soalheira 10 Years Tawny, $33.95 (JMV Food Service)
-Borges Vintage Port 2007, $32.85 JMV Food Service) private order
-Borges Vintage Port 2005, $35 JMV Food Service) private order
-Quinta do Noval Black
-Warre's Otima 10 Year old Tawny, +566174, $21.95 500 mL
-Jose Maria da Fonseca 2003 Port
-Taylor 10 Year Old Tawny Port 375 mL
*** GOOD -- Three Stars (85 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Quinta do Noval Tawny Port
The Food: none
The Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90
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