The 10 best ports


1. Cockburn's Special Reserve


The biggest selling port in the UK. Its rich and concentrated aromas of red fruits – predominantly red cherry – is particularly tasty.

2. Fonsecca Terra Prima Organic Reserve


Wow dinner guests with this deliciously textured, velvety smooth and succulent port.

3. Dow's 2007 Vintage


Wine Spectator calls this "the greatest Dow ever made". It has the typical Dow dry spiciness with solid flavours of plums and cassis.

4. Dow's Fine White


White port makes a great pre-dinner drink when served chilled or as a long drink with tonic water and a slice of lemon. This one is gorgeous.

5. Harrods 10 Year Old Tawny


The delicate nutty character and dried fruit notes of this 10-year-old Tawny makes it the perfect complement for any cheese board.

6. Graham's late Bottle Vintage 2006


Packed with aromas of freshly picked blackberries, black cherries and even hints of chocolate.

7. Fortnum's Tawny 10 Years Old


This deliciously nutty and beautifully fresh Tawny can be served chilled as a cool aperitif.

8. Marks & Spencer Late Bottled Vintage


Wines from a single harvest that display the complexity of a vintage port, but can be drunk earlier.

9. Taylor's 1985 Vintage


You would normally pay a heck of a lot more for a port this good. Boasting superb depth and richness, it has a good long finish.

10. Taylor's Vargellas Vintage 2001


Here's another opportunity to get a stylish vintage port at the fraction of the price you would expect.