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Label says Vintage Port but of course, it's not. Shameful that Pedroncelli lies and cheats about what this is, even though they do use Tinta Madeira, Souzao and other grapes that go into real port.

Nose of really really young port. Also Swedish berries, candied cherries and dark chocolate.

Dusty dusty black cherries, red licorice and asphalt - maybe gravel. Reminds me of really young ports, and why I prefer to let them age at least 20 years. All in all, decent dessert wine and QPR.

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Iv'e never seen this wine retail. How much did you pay?
 
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Iv'e never seen this wine retail. How much did you pay?


$20 for a 500 ml bottle. Of course, that was in Ontario. It's probably about $5.95 in the US! Frown Mad Bang Horse

http://www.vintages.com/lcbo-e...EN&itemNumber=204487


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I'm sure he will get over it. I had the pleasure of meeting bman and talking to him for a few minutes last summer. He struck me as the kind of guy who would rather focus on having a good time. Smile
 
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Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Yes, thanks, I'm over it now..... Smile

Though every time I think about The Prisoner, which is available for the first time in Ontario, selling for $50 a bottle........... Spit


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The Prisoner is about a $38 bottle of wine. +$12 is not too bad. But that Four Grapes is only +$1.00. That is good import qpr. Wink
 
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The Prisoner is about a $38 bottle of wine. +$12 is not too bad. But that Four Grapes is only +$1.00. That is good import qpr. Wink


Actually, such a small mark-up on the Pedroncelli is a minor miracle here! But the markup on the Prisoner is scandalous - over 30%. It was one thing when our dollar was way lower than yours, but our dollars have been at parity for ages now. And a 30% markup is, if anything, a little lower than usual.


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I have bought these "ports' for many years now. They age very well, as I pulled a 94 out of the cellar recently.

These wines are typically only available through the winery, I'm surprised they were found retail. A really good buy for the price.
 
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I find that these are quite tasty vintage fortified wines made in the traditional "Port" style. Sandy hit it right on the head. They may not be Ports for the ages, but represent solid value.

2006 Pedroncelli Vintage Port ‘Four Grapes,’ Dry Creek Valley

Pedroncelli has a long and celebrated history of producing vintage Port using the traditional grapes of Portugal – Tinta Madeira, Souzao, Touriga, and Tinto Cao. The nose is a veritable spicebox of licorice, brown sugar, pie spices, and a note of salted nuts, all neatly complementing the fleshy, sweet plum fruit. On the palate, it is thick, sweet, and spicy. Delicious now, it should continue to evolve for two decades. Good value.

MSRP: $19/500 ml (December 2011)

Wine Lines rating: 91


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Is that you HDW? I haven't seen or heard from you in a while. Please give ourbest to M.


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Hi DoktaP!

Yup, it is I. I have started lurking again, after getting my website up and running.

I will give your regards to Mrs. HDW.

We extend our best wishes to you and the Mrs., and the Toronto crew.


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We extend our best wishes to you and the Mrs., and the Toronto crew.

Why not pay us a visit and say your hellos in person. We'd love to host you!!!


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Let me check with the Better Half and see what she says. Maybe it is time to review the wines of Niagara Peninsula again...


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