The 10 best ports

1. Cockburn's Special Reserve, £8, Waitrose Cellar


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

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2. Fonsecca Terra Prima Organic Reserve, £13, Waitrose Cellar


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

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3. Dow's 2007 Vintage, £61, Master of Malt


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

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4. Dow's Fine White, £19, amazon


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.

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5. Harrods 10 Year Old Tawny, £25, Harrods


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

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6. Graham's late Bottle Vintage 2006, £10, Waitrose Cellar


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

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7. Fortnum's Tawny 10 Years Old, £24, Fortnum And Mason


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

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8. Marks & Spencer Late Bottled Vintage, £11, Marks And Spencer


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

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9. Taylor's 1985 Vintage, £75, Waitrose Cellar


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.

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10. Taylor's Vargellas Vintage 2001, £30, Waitrose Cellar


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

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