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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Churchill's Tawny Porto 10 Years Old

Portugal, $29

Flavors: smooth and lighter-bodied with chocolate, fig and raisin notes and a long, nutty finish

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Alcohol: 19.5 percent

Pair with: blue or hard cheeses such as cheddar or Manchego; desserts or other dishes made with apples, bananas, caramel, dark chocolate, dried fruit, pecans, pumpkin or walnuts

Distributors: District, Republic National, 202-388-8400; Maryland, Frederick P. Winner, 410-646-5500, Ext. 3; Virginia, Holston Valley, 276-676-2999

Fonseca Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2000

Portugal, $23

Flavors: lighter- to medium-bodied with bright chocolate-covered-raisin flavors

Alcohol: 20 percent

Pair with: berry- and chocolate-flavored desserts; blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort; walnuts

Distributors: District, Republic National, 202-388-8400; Maryland, Republic National, 410-724-3300; Virginia, Virginia Imports, 703-823-1230

Sandeman Tawny Porto 20 Years Old

Portugal, $49

Flavors: cherries, figs and nuts with medium sweetness and a long, smooth finish


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