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The 10 best ports


1. Cockburn's Special Reserve

£8.75, morrisons.co.uk

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

£12.99, booths.co.uk

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

3. Dow's 2007 Vintage

£76, frw.co.uk

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

£10.28, amathusdrinks.com

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

£21.50, harrods.com

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

£9.49, waitrose.com

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

7. Fortnum's Tawny 10 Years Old

£23.50, fortnumandmason.com

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

8. Marks & Spencer Late Bottled Vintage

£11.99, marksandspencer.com

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

9. Taylor's 1985 Vintage

£75, oxfordwine.co.uk

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

£28.40, tanners-wines.co.uk

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