Kopke Fine Ruby Port

20131002-184732.jpgLCBO#: 35766
Price: $14.90
Made in: Portugal
By: C.N. Kopke & Co Ltd

Big sweet fruity aromas of berries, grapes, with notes of plums and cherries. Pretty much the same for the taste with a bigger sweetness at first, but slowly calming down with the plums. There are hints of Cabernet Sauvignon with the tobacco and leather. This adds a lot with time to balance things. Quite easy to drink, even with some alcohol showing a bit, here and there. Let this one breath and it is definitely a great port for the price.

Rating: 3.1/5

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KWV Paarl Cape Ruby

20121217-203903.jpgLCBO#: 28951
Price: $9.40
Made in: South Africa
By: KWV

Loving the KWV products at the LCBO (for price/quality), we decided to make this one our first fortified wine review. Aromas of red grapes, sugar sweetness, alcohol and hints of tobacco. The taste is quite sweet as well with the red juices, notes of caramel and other fruits. This one was quite good with cheeses, pâtés and bitter chocolates. It is nothing too crazy, and quite sweet overall, but worth the money. Recommended for LBV port drinkers who do not want to spend a good $20.

Raiting: 2.7/5