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This vintage port is redolent with fruit, dried figs, chocolate, coffee and even a hint of liquorice, yet leaves the palate amazingly fresh and clean. It pairs well with a good cigar. Port wines are hardly enjoyed these days because so much wine is drunk during meals, bringing diners to their alcohol limit, that a good dessert wine is precluded.

En primeur and how to finish a good dinner

Lesser vintages not only cost less than the great vintages, they also mature earlier.
May 15, 2015 5:50 AM

THE 2014 en primeur campaign is now in full swing. Lafite just released, at 280 euros per bottle, ex Bordeaux negociant. Mouton came out end of April at 240 euros, followed by Margaux and Haut Brion first week of May at the same price.

The general market sentiment is that the wines are