Bruce Hayes wrote:What little experience I do have with port tells me that once this is opened, it probably should be finished within a few weeks.
Randy Buckner wrote:Bruce Hayes wrote:What little experience I do have with port tells me that once this is opened, it probably should be finished within a few weeks.
This is direct from a Port site, Bruce:
Port styles have various shelf lives after being opened. Re-cork all bottles immediately after serving and store in a cool place. In general, the older the port the shorter the shelf life after opening. Use this as a guide:
Vintage Port and Quinta dos Canais: should be consumed within 24 hours of opening the bottle.
Fine Ruby, Fine Tawny, Special Reserve and Anno Late Bottled Vintage: should be consumed within 5-6 weeks after opening.
Aged Tawnies: should be consumed within 5-10 days after opening.
As a person who enjoys a nice cigar now and again with a glass of port....
Sam Platt wrote:Bruce, My palate is admittedly nowhere near as refined as Roy and others, but I have kept 25 year old VP's for a full week after uncorking with no noticeable oxidation, or deterioration. I have consumed ruby and tawny Port over the course of a couple of months after opening. I will say that the tawny Port was getting a bit gamey after five, or six weeks.
Randy Buckner wrote:As a person who enjoys a nice cigar now and again with a glass of port....
Count me on that list as well. I prefer an LBV myself -- strong enough to stand up to a cigar -- you don't have to worry about overwhelming the subtle nuances of an old vintage Port.
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