A very off-the-wall alternative to port, Rubis is a chocolate-flavoured Spanish fortified wine made from the Tempranillo grape (more usually seen in Rioja) and infused with a luxurious chocolate essence. Chocolate AND red wine?! The ladies are going to love this.
Ramos Pinto's cask aged tawny port. Blended from wines made from grapes grown on quintas that are almost all owned by Ramos Pinto, allowing the company closer control of the production process from vine to bottle.
A textbook tawny port from top producer Cockburn's. At a handy half-bottle size this is perfect for a post-Christmas-pud tipple when the cheeseboard comes out. A great balance of dark fruity flavours and velvety oak tannins.
Most people think of sweet red wine when Port is mentioned, but here's a dry white one from Taylor's. White port is rare, and good white port even more so, making this rather toothsome effort from one of the finest houses all the more welcome.
There's something special about Fonseca's Terra Prima Reserve port - it's made with organically grown grapes. Enhance your green credentials at the Christmas table with this medium-weight, sweetly silky after-dinner tipple.
A 1997 single quinta vintage port from Croft's Quinta da Roeda. It was a year of low yield but of very high quality wines and, while drinking splendidly now, this should able to handle further ageing well.
A single quinta 2001 vintage port from Taylor's using wines from just the Quinta de Vargellas, Taylor's finest vineyard. It's situated in the upper Douro and has been producing wine for the company since they acquired it in 1893.