Six of the Best Tawny Ports Available Today

When it comes to fortified wines, vintage and tawny ports are the two most universally recognized styles. But there are vast differences between them. Vintage ports are dense purple-black in color, thick with flavors of plum and heavy tannins, and are made from grapes harvested in a single year. Tawny ports are more translucent in color, with a reddish-amber hue—hence the name—and have a candied spiciness along with characteristic cinnamon and almond flavors. Moreover, tawnies are blended from por…

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