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Burmester 10-Year-Old Tawny Port (Portugal)


Tawny Port gets its rusty hue from time spent in barrel, which oxidizes the formerly deep-red fortified wine. That process also mellows flavours, imparting a nutty character. Roasted nuts come through loud and clear here, along with nuances of candied orange. The acid balance is perfect, sweet but not cloying and wonderfully complex. $29.90 in Que.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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